Sleep

Sleepy Fruitflies Get Mellow: Sleep Deprivation Reduces Aggression, Mating Behavior in Flies, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA - Whether you're a human, a mouse, or even a fruitfly, losing sleep is a bad thing, leading to physiological effects ...

Degree in sleep medicine aims to awaken understanding of overlooked condition

A course in sleep may sound tailor-made for students, but a new online Masters degree from the University of Oxford is anything ...

Improved memory thanks to irregular sleep-wake patterns

Enhanced brain activity and irregular sleep cycles improve long-term memory in mice ... Full story

Many new mothers report no physician advice on infant sleep position, breastfeeding

NIH-funded survey finds consistent advice lacking on infant care recommendations ... Full story

Can Something as Simple as a Colored Bulb Promote Sleep in the Hospital?

There’s a lot in the hospital that gets in the way of a good night’s sleep: bedding, noise, personal cleanliness, distressing neighbors and temperature extremes among them. But it’s well-documented, too, that sleep is critical to healing, promoting renewal and the growth of red bloodcells, and that light – too much of it, or exposure to it at rest and night time – also has a role to play. ... Full story

Sleep loss makes memories less accessible in stressful situations

It is known that sleep facilitates the formation of long-term memory in humans. In a new study, researchers from Uppsala University now show that sleep does not only help form long-term memory but also ensures access to it during times of cognitive stress. ... Full story

REM sleep critical for young brains; medication interferes

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications - SPOKANE, Wash. – Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study from Washington State University Spokane. ... Full story

Promoting healthy sleep may be an effective strategy to improve life at work

A new study suggests that there may be a reciprocal, causal pathway between job strain and disturbed sleep, implying that interventions to treat sleep problems may improve work satisfaction. Study results are published in the July issue of the journal Sleep. ... Full story

Sleep deprivation could reduce intrusive memories of traumatic scenes

A good night’s sleep has long been recommended to those who have experienced a traumatic event. But an Oxford University-led study provides preliminary experimental work suggesting it could actually be the wrong thing to do. ... Full story

Study suggests that a causal pathway may link job stress and sleep disturbances

DARIEN, IL – A new study suggests that there may be a reciprocal, causal pathway between job strain and disturbed sleep, implying that interventions to treat sleep problems may improve work satisfaction. ... Full story

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