New drowsy driving position statement calls for greater public awareness, education

DARIEN, IL – A new position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that drowsy driving is a serious public ...

Call for young drivers to take part in 7-day sleepy driving study

Young Canberra drivers are being urged to take part in a new study that will track their driving performance, map their travel ...

Sleep Interruptions Worse for Mood Than Overall Reduced Amount of Sleep, Study Finds

As they report in the November 1 issue of the journal Sleep, researchers studied 62 healthy men and women randomly subjected to three sleep experimental conditions in an inpatient clinical research suite: three consecutive nights of either forced awakenings, delayed bedtimes or uninterrupted sleep. ... Full story

New insights into REM sleep crack an enduring mystery

REM sleep—the phase of night-time mammalian sleep physiology where dreams occur—has long fascinated scientists, clinicians, philosophers, and artists alike, but the identity of the neurons that control REM sleep, and its function in sleep have been controversial due to a lack of precise genetic methods to study the sleeping brain. Now, in a remarkable demonstration of a recent brain technology, neuroscientists provide the first answers to both questions, identifying a neural circuit in the brain that regulates REM sleep, and showing that REM sleep controls the physiology of the other major sleep phase, called non-REM (NREM) sleep. ... Full story

Don’t smile for the camera when sleepy: CARRS-Q study

Drowsy drivers who filmed themselves behind the wheel may have unknowingly given road safety researchers the answer to reducing sleepy driving. ... Full story

New clinical guideline to help clinicians treat circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders

DARIEN, IL – A new clinical practice guideline published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides clinicians with updated recommendations for the treatment of intrinsic circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWDs). ... Full story

Sleep deprivation affects stem cells, reducing transplant efficiency

Although the research was done in mice, the findings have possible implications for bone marrow transplants, more properly called hematopoietic stem cell transplants, in humans. ... Full story

Obstructive Sleep Apnea associated with Incident Heart Failure, Death In Women

In women, sleep apnea associated with higher levels of troponin, a marker for heart injury ... Full story

Among teens, sleep deprivation an epidemic

Sleep deprivation increases the likelihood teens will suffer myriad negative consequences, including an inability to concentrate, poor grades, drowsy-driving incidents, anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide and even suicide attempts. ... Full story

Long sleep and high blood copper levels go hand in hand

Persons sleeping less than 6 hours or more than 10 hours suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than persons sleeping 7-8 hours per night. This was observed in a University of Eastern Finland study focusing on the health and lifestyle habits among middle-aged men. ... Full story

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