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December 8, 2019

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Researchers have found that the type of sleep most apt to calm and reset the anxious brain is deep sleep, also known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) slow-wave sleep, a state ... read more

Only Half of US Children Get Enough Sleep During the Week

Only 48% of school age children in the United States get 9 hours of sleep most weeknights, according to new research. Those who do, the study suggests, are significantly more likely to show a ... read more

Better Sleep Habits Lead to Better College Grades

Two professors have found a strong relationship between students' grades and how much sleep they're getting. What time students go to bed and the consistency of their sleep habits also make a big ... read more

Brain Activity Intensity Drives Need for Sleep

The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new study in ... read more
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Open Source EEG Visualization Tool

Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of ... read more

Machine Learning That Works Like a Dream

Researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm that classifies the sleep stages of mice with record accuracy. This work may be used to greatly enhance the field of sleep ... read more

Chronic Opioid Therapy Can Disrupt Sleep, Increase Risk of Sleep Disorders

Patients and medical providers should be aware that chronic opioid use can interfere with sleep by reducing sleep efficiency and increasing the risk of sleep-disordered ... read more

Yoga and Physical Therapy as Treatment for Chronic Lower Back Pain Also Improves Sleep

Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study. The research showed ... read more

The Effects of a Mock Shelter Environment on Sleep

Researchers conducted an experiment on the nature of sleep in an evacuation shelter environment. This experiment was performed by creating a mock shelter in the university's gymnasium with four ... read more

More Americans Struggle to Fall Asleep, Stay Asleep

If you have trouble sleeping, you're not alone. New research finds more Americans have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. The difficulties were most prevalent in people with healthy ... read more

Stress Hormone Helps Control the Circadian Rhythm of Brain Cells

Researchers have shown how the brain's circadian rhythm in rats is, among other things, controlled by the stress hormone corticosterone -- in humans called cortisol. This has been shown by means ... read more

Trouble Sleeping? Insomnia Symptoms Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke, Heart Attack

People who have trouble sleeping may be more likely to have a stroke, heart attack or other cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases, according to a new ... read more

School-Based Sleep Program May Benefit Adolescents

A recent study uncovered potential long-term benefits of a school-based sleep education program for ... read more

Daylight Saving Time Has Long-Term Effects on Health

The annual transition to and from daylight saving time (DST) has clinical implications that last longer than the days where clocks 'fall back' or 'spring ... read more

Genetic Variations Linked to Oxygen Drops During Sleep

Researchers have identified 57 genetic variations of a gene strongly associated with declines in blood oxygen levels during sleep. Low oxygen levels during sleep are a clinical indicator of the ... read more

The Night Gardeners: Immune Cells Rewire, Repair Brain While We Sleep

Science tells us that a lot of good things happen in our brains while we sleep -- learning and memories are consolidated and waste is removed, among other things. New research shows for the first ... read more

A New Discovery: How Our Memories Stabilize While We Sleep

Scientists have shown that delta waves emitted while we sleep are not generalized periods of silence during which the cortex rests, as has been described for decades in the scientific literature. ... read more

Easy at-Home Assessment of Teeth Grinding in Sleep

An easy-to-use electrode set can assess sleep bruxism severity as well as a conventional polysomnography, a new study ... read more

Rare Sleep Disorder Common Among Veterans With PTSD

Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study. ... read more

Chronobiology: Sleep and Synaptic Rhythms

Chronobiologists show how critical the sleep-wake cycle is for protein and phosphorylation dynamics in synapses to ultimately regulate its ... read more

Manipulating Specific Brain Waves in Sleep Shifts Balance Between Learning or Forgetting a New Skill

Distinct patterns of electrical activity in the sleeping brain may influence whether we remember or forget what we learned the previous day, according to a new study. The scientists were able to ... read more

Poor Mental and Physical Health in Pregnancy Linked to Infant Sleep Problems

Severe and persistent infant sleep problems in the first year are linked to poor maternal mental and physical health during pregnancy, a new study has ... read more

Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours and Heart Disease, Stroke -- Deadly Combo

Middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease or stroke could be at increased risk for cancer and early death when sleeping less than 6 hours per ... read more

Sleeping Pills Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Patients With Severe Insomnia

Insomnia is a driver of suicide, and particularly people with severe insomnia may safely benefit from taking a sedative to help address their sleep problems as it reduces their suicidal thoughts, ... read more

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