Sleep

Innovative Study Utilizing Video Games Shows Sleep Apnea May Affect Memory of Everyday Events

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center conclude people took longer to complete a 3D maze when sleep apnea disrupted the REM stage ...

New research offers hope in treating sleeping sickness

Michael Pollastri, an associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology and head of Northeastern's Laboratory for Neglected Disease Drug Discovery, recently co-authored ...

Sleep Duration Affects Risk for Ulcerative Colitis

Bethesda, MD - If you are not getting the recommended seven-to-eight hours of sleep each night, you may be at increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis, according to a new study1 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. ... Full story

Treating sleep apnea in cardiac patients reduces hospital readmission

DARIEN, IL – A study of hospitalized cardiac patients is the first to show that effective treatment with positive airway pressure therapy reduces 30-day hospital readmission rates and emergency department visits in patients with both heart disease and sleep apnea. The results underscore the importance of the “Stop the Snore” campaign of the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Research Society and other partners. ... Full story

Insomnia among older adults may be tied to sleep quality, not duration

By Jann Ingmire - Reports of insomnia are common among the elderly, but a new study finds that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that patients get. ... Full story

BUSM Researchers Identify Brain Changes Involved in Alcohol-Related Sleep Disturbances

(Boston) – A review article published online in Behavioral Brain Research provides novel insight into changes that happen in the brain as a result of chronic alcohol exposure that can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle. ... Full story

Lack of sleep increases risk of failure in school

A new Swedish study shows that adolescents who suffer from sleep disturbance or habitual short sleep duration are less likely to succeed academically compared to those who enjoy a good night’s sleep. ... Full story

No sedative necessary: Scientists discover new “sleep node” in the brain

Findings may lead to new therapies for sleep disorders, including insomnia ... Full story

Treating insomnia in elderly reduces inflammation, lowers risk for chronic diseases

UCLA study finds a common form of psychotherapy is most effective at alleviating sleeplessness ... Full story

Sleep disorders widely undiagnosed in individuals with multiple sclerosis

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — In what may be the largest study of sleep problems among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers at UC Davis have found that widely undiagnosed sleep disorders may be at the root of the most common and disabling symptom of the disease: fatigue. ... Full story

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