Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

Discovery could lead to ways to mitigate effects of jet lag and shift work ...

Snoring and sleep apnoea not just a problem for obese people

Contrary to popular opinion, not all people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are obese. However, a new study from Neuroscience Research ...

Sleeping and waking up: Anesthesia and the brain

Woodruff Health Sciences Center "The brain is in some ways one of the final frontiers of science," says Paul García, MD, PhD, Laboratory Director and Principal Investigator of the Neuroanesthesia ... Full story

Flinders wearable device aims to put insomnia to bed for good

A revolutionary wearable tracking device which re-trains insomniacs to get a better night’s sleep at home has been developed by a Flinders University scientist. ... Full story

Sleep disorders may influence heart disease risk factors

•Sleeping too little or too long, along with sleep disorders such as breathing irregularities and insomnia, may be linked to cardiovascular risk factors. •Research linking sleep problems to obesity and diabetes is robust, but longer studies measuring impact on actual weight are needed. •The American Heart Association does not have a recommendation on how much sleep is needed for cardiovascular wellness because there isn’t enough scientific evidence at this time on which to base such a recommendation. ... Full story

Could quality of sleep have to do with sex differences?

You may have noticed that women are more prone to sleep disturbances than men. They are, for instance, up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Could there be a link between the body clock that regulates sleep and being a female or a male? Yes, according to an original study conducted by Dr. Diane B. Boivin of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. ... Full story

Investigators identify brain circuit that drives sleep-wake states

Inhibiting the firing of nerve cells in a brain area long known to guide goal-directed behavior makes mice build nests and fall asleep, a new study shows. Stimulating the circuit roused the mice and kept them awake. ... Full story

Flinders-led global sleep apnoea study released

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease – but does significantly improve their quality of life and severe depression. ... Full story

Disruptions to sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of suicides

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open. ... Full story

Sleep Makes Relearning Faster and Longer-Lasting

Getting some sleep in between study sessions may make it easier to recall what you studied and relearn what you’ve forgotten, even 6 months later, ... Full story

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