Sleep

Warning on use of drug for children's sleep

Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help ...

Sleep experts draw new guidelines on how much sleep adults, children need

Panel chosen by National Sleep Foundation to review standards includes Loyola neuroendocrinologist ...

Keck Medicine of USC researchers find advantages to mindfulness meditation over sleep education for older adults

Older adults experiencing sleep disturbances found more relief using a mindfulness meditation program than by using a sleep hygiene education program teaching sleep improvement skills, Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) researchers have found. ... Full story

New study helps explain links between sleep loss and diabetes

Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men, according to new research published online February 19, 2015, in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. ... Full story

A new sleep study may open your eyes to meditation

Focusing on the present has positive effects on daytime fatigue and depression, two conditions that often result from the poor sleep of older adults ... Full story

A good night’s sleep keeps your stem cells young

by Koh - As we age, the stem cells in all tissues of our body are depleted or fail to function efficiently. ... Full story

QUT research links daytime naps to poorer night-time sleep in young children

Children who have daytime naps beyond the age of two may be poorer sleepers at night, QUT researchers have found. ... Full story

Teens Increasingly Sleep Deprived

Sufficient sleep is critical for adolescent health, yet the number of hours slept per night has decreased among teenagers in the United States over the last 20 years. A study by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that female students, racial/ethnic minorities, and students of lower socioeconomic status are particularly affected, with teens in these categories less likely to report regularly getting seven or more hours of sleep each night compared with their male counterparts, non-Hispanic white teenagers, and students of higher socioeconomic status, respectively. ... Full story

For older adults, a solution to sleepless nights

Mindfulness meditation may aid sleep, say UCLA researchers ... Full story

Many teens with clinical excessive daytime sleepiness test positive for marijuana

DARIEN, IL – A new study shows that many adolescents with excessive daytime sleepiness consistent with a clinical diagnosis of narcolepsy test positive for marijuana, emphasizing the importance of drug screening when interpreting diagnostic sleep studies for teens. ... Full story

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