Face identification accuracy impaired by poor sleep

It is often necessary to identify unfamiliar people by comparing face images: for example a CCTV image to a mugshot, or a ...

Developing brain regions in children hardest hit by sleep deprivation

A team of researchers from the University of Zurich has studied the effects of acute sleep deprivation in children for the first ...

Study finds that CPAP therapy reduces acid reflux in people with sleep apnea

DARIEN, IL - A new study suggests that CPAP therapy may help improve the symptoms of nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. ... Full story

Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep

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

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 Australia (NeuRA) and the Prince of Wales Hospital (POWH) highlights that normal-to-overweight patients with OSA likely require a different approach to treatment, which presents a challenge to clinicians. ... Full story

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

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