Sleep

Flinders sleep experts try new tactic to fight fatigue

In a world-first, sleep experts from Flinders University are attempting to fight fatigue caused by insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) by ...

Sleep apnoea treatment is effective for older people

Continuous positive airway pressure is effective at treating sleep apnoea in older people, a new study has found. ...

Sleep Drunkenness Disorder May Affect One in Seven

MINNEAPOLIS – A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called “sleep drunkenness.” The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. ... Full story

Fear, Safety and the Role of Sleep in Human PTSD

Fragmented REM sleep may hinder effective treatment of mental health condition ... Full story

Research in the News: Dream on: Sleep disturbances are warning signs of problem drinking

College students who drink to excess are more likely to black out, engage in impulsive behavior, and ignore obligations to friends or family if they also experience sleep disturbances, a new Yale study has found. ... Full story

Helping teens get healthy sleep: Five tips for parents

DARIEN, IL – Data recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that more than two-thirds of teens fail to get sufficient sleep on school nights. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers five tips to help parents promote healthy sleep in teens so that they can meet their full potential. ... Full story

Learning to play the piano? Sleep on it!

According to researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of the brain below the cortex play an important role as we train our bodies' movements and, critically, they interact more effectively after a night of sleep. While researchers knew that sleep helped us the learn sequences of movements (motor learning), it was not known why. ... Full story

U of T research helps explain why elderly are prone to sleep problems

TORONTO, ON – New research led by University of Toronto neurologist Andrew Lim sheds light on sleep disruption in aging adults. ... Full story

Severity of sleep apnea impacts risk of resistant high blood pressure

DARIEN, IL – A new study shows a strong association between severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of elevated blood pressure despite the use of high blood pressure medications. ... Full story

FDA approves new type of sleep drug, Belsomra

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Belsomra (suvorexant) tablets for use as needed to treat difficulty in falling and staying asleep (insomnia). ... Full story

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