Important element in the fight against sleeping sickness found

Researchers from Aarhus have now uncovered how parasites that cause the deadly sleeping sickness in Africa absorb an important nutrient from the ...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Poor Aerobic Fitness

People with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea may have an intrinsic inability to burn high amounts of oxygen during strenuous aerobic ...

Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later

ANN ARBOR—The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of Michigan researchers. ... Full story

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

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

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. ... Full story

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

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