Can sleep apnea patients get a good night’s rest?

Three researchers develop new tools to see inside the airway of pediatric patients ...

Always tired? QUT leads drug-free trial to a better night’s sleep

A new drug-free treatment will be trialled for people with symptoms of insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea in Brisbane. ...

Long work hours for moms mean less sleep, higher BMI's for preschoolers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study. ... Full story

Penn-led Team Prevents Memory Problems Caused by Sleep Deprivation

Sleep is a critical period for memory consolidation, and most people don’t get enough. Research has shown that even brief periods of sleep deprivation can lead to deficits in memory formation. ... Full story

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

Madison, Wis.– While some research suggests the standard is around seven hours, the truth is, it varies depending on the individual. ... Full story

Sleep Disorders Found To Be Highly Prevalent in Firefighters

BOSTON, MA – Sleep disorders are independent risk factors for heart attacks and motor vehicle crashes, which are the two leading causes of death for firefighters in the United States. In a national sample of almost 7,000 firefighters, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) examined the prevalence of common sleep disorders and their association with adverse health and safety outcomes and found that sleep disorders are highly prevalent, and associated with substantially increased risk of motor vehicle crashes and cardio-metabolic diseases among firefighters. ... Full story

Older Women With Breathing Problems During Sleep More Likely to Experience Decline in Ability to Perform Daily Tasks

Risk More Than Doubles for Women With Moderate to Severe Breathing Disruptions During Sleep ... Full story

Behavioral Changes Seen after Sleep Learning

Volunteers smoked less after a night of olfactory conditioning ... Full story

Sleep starts later as teens age, but school still starts early

By following dozens of younger and older adolescents for more than two years, researchers in a new study were able to determine that the children fell asleep later and their circadian rhythms shifted later as they grew older. But early school start times interfere with their tendency to sleep later, reducing their total sleep. The study bolsters new recommendations for later school start times. ... Full story

Two million Aussies are 'on call' while asleep, researchers to assess impact

Two million Australians are on-call while asleep, many ready for emergency response, and now researchers have been funded to assess the impact on-call work has on sleep, stress and their performance next day. ... Full story

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