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Insomnia Research News
September 24, 2020

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Weighted Blankets Can Decrease Insomnia Severity

Weighted blankets are a safe and effective intervention in the treatment of insomnia, according to researchers who found that insomnia patients with psychiatric disorders experienced reduced insomnia ...

People React Better to Both Negative and Positive Events With More Sleep

New research finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day -- and they don't find as much joy in the good things. This has important health ...

Links Among Poor Sleep, High Blood Pressure, Gut Microbiome Discovered

Researchers have found associations among disrupted sleep, elevated blood pressure and changes in the gut microbiome. The research aimed to determine whether a 28-day period of disrupted sleep ...

Study Finds That Sleep Restriction Amplifies Anger

Feeling angry these days? New research suggests that a good night of sleep may be just what you ...
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COVID-19 Patients With Sleep Apnoea Could Be at Additional Risk

People who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from COVID-19, according to a new ...

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Calls for Elimination of Daylight Saving Time

Public health and safety would benefit from eliminating daylight saving time, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep ...

Long Naps May Be Bad for Health

Many believe that lying down for a snooze is a harmless activity. But in newly presented research, scientists show that drifting off for more than one hour could be ...

New Study Suggests ADHD Like Behavior Helps Spur Entrepreneurial Activity

Many people have experienced a few nights of bad sleep that resulted in shifting attention spans, impulsive tendencies and hyperactivity the next day -- all behaviors resembling ADHD. A new study ...

Meditation-Relaxation Therapy May Offer Escape from the Terror of Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis -- a condition thought to explain a number of mysterious experiences including alleged cases of alien abduction and demonic night-time visits -- could be treated using a technique of ...

Asthma and Allergies More Common in Teens Who Stay Up Late

Teenagers who prefer to stay up late and wake later in the morning are more likely to suffer with asthma and allergies compared to those who sleep and wake earlier, according to a new ...

Marijuana Use While Pregnant Boosts Risk of Children's Sleep Problems

As many as 7% of moms-to-be use marijuana while pregnant, and that number is rising fast as more use it to quell morning sickness. But new research suggests such use could have a lasting impact on ...

Infant Sleep Problems Can Signal Mental Disorders in Adolescents

Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has ...

Online Program Improves Insomnia in Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Researchers show that an online program developed specifically for AYA cancer survivors can significantly alleviate insomnia and improve overall quality of ...

Poor Sleep Significantly Linked With Teenage Depression

Teenagers who experience very poor sleep may be more likely to experience poor mental health in later life, as depressed teens in study slept 30 minutes less per night than other ...

New Insights Into Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers looking at mouse models found impaired functional interactions between the hippocampus and the parietal cortex during the memory replay period, which may yield new insights into ...

Disrupted Circadian Rhythms Linked to Later Parkinson's Diagnoses

Older men who have a weak or irregular circadian rhythm guiding their daily cycles of rest and activity are more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease, according to a new ...

Research Delves Into Causes of Nightmares That Shadow Female Survivors of Sexual Trauma

A new study attempts to shed light on triggers of post-trauma nightmare occurrences -- a topic that has received scant ...

From Bacteria to You: The Biological Reactions That Sustain Our Rhythms

Methylation and the circadian clock are both conserved mechanisms found in all organisms. Researchers found that inhibiting methylation with a specific compound disrupts the circadian clock in most ...

How COVID-19 Lockdown Has Altered Sleep in the US and Europe

Two new studies show that relaxed school and work schedules and more time spent at home has led people to sleep more on average with less 'social jetlag' as indicated by a reduced shift in ...

Disrupted Sleep Increases the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease by Promoting Inflammation

Sleep disruption has been shown to be associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis, but the mechanism has been unclear. A new study reveals that fragmented sleep exacerbates atherosclerosis ...

Sleep, Death and ... the Gut?

A new study finds a causal link between sleep deprivation and death. In sleep-deprived fruit flies, death is preceded by the accumulation of molecules known as reactive oxidative species in the gut. ...

How Do We Disconnect from the Environment During Sleep and Under Anesthesia?

A series of new studies finds, among other important discoveries, that noradrenaline, a neurotransmitter secreted in response to stress, lies at the heart of our ability to ''shut ...

Replacing Time Spent Sitting With Sleep or Light Activity May Improve Your Mood

New research found that substituting prolonged sedentary time with sleep was associated with lower stress, better mood and lower body mass index (BMI), and substituting light physical activity was ...

Proper Synaptic Joint Will Get You Good Night’s Sleep

A research team has reported in vivo findings that a certain presynaptic cell adhesion molecule named is crucial for the development of synapses in the developing ...

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