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Adolescent sleep duration is associated with daytime mood

DARIEN, IL - A new study of adolescents suggests that obtaining an insufficient amount of sleep increases variability in sadness, anger, energy ...

Sleepiness and fatigue linked to brain atrophy in cognitively normal elderly

DARIEN, IL - A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may ...

Childhood abuse, parental death and divorce are linked to adult insomnia symptoms

DARIEN, IL - According to a new study, child adversities, which are known to play an important role in mental and physical health, are also associated with poor sleep. ... Full story

Sleep duration varies by alcohol drinking patterns, race, and sex

DARIEN, IL - A new study found that alcohol-sleep relationship differed importantly by race and sex. ... Full story

Caffeine has little to no benefit after 3 nights of sleep restriction

DARIEN, IL - A new study found that after restricting sleep to 5 hours per night, caffeine use no longer improved alertness or performance after three nights. ... Full story

Researchers Find Possible Missing Link Between Sleep and Improved Memory

New study by UC Riverside psychologist Sara C. Mednick may explain why sleep improves memory ... Full story

Most People Don't Sleep Any Worse When Taking Medicines with Sleep Disturbance Warnings

Medicines that carry warnings about sleep disturbances do not seem to contribute to the amount of sleep disturbances in the general population, according to new ‘real world’ research. The findings, which are published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology suggest that investigators may need to provide more careful reporting of side effects in clinical trials, and emphasizes the value of research into the safety of medicines once they are being taken by the general population. ... Full story

Study shows strong prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans

DARIEN, IL – A new study sheds light on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans. ... Full story

Study links late sleep timing to poorer diet quality and lower physical activity

DARIEN, IL – A new study suggests that among healthy adults with a habitual sleep duration of at least 6.5 hours, late sleep timing was associated with higher fast food consumption and lower vegetable intake, particularly among men, as well as lower physical activity. ... Full story

American Academy of Sleep Medicine urges Oklahoma to reinstate coverage for sleep medicine services for Medicaid patients

DARIEN, IL – The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) urges the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to reinstate coverage for diagnostic sleep studies and continuous positive airway pressure therapy, known as CPAP, for adult Medicaid patients. ... Full story

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