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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 ...

Early Birds Vs Night Owls: For Diabetics, an Early Bedtime Is Best

Early to bed, early to rise ... while the old saying promises health, wealth and wisdom, new research confirms part of the adage holds true, as a world first study shows that people who go to bed ...

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 ...
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Circadian Rhythms Help Guide Waste from Brain

New research details how the complex set of molecular and fluid dynamics that comprise the glymphatic system - the brain's unique process of waste removal - are synchronized with the master ...

Atheists Are More Likely to Sleep Better Than Catholics and Baptists, Study Finds

A new study of sleep, religious affiliation, and perceptions of heaven found that atheists and agnostics are significantly more likely to be better sleepers than Catholics and ...

Experiment Contradicts Assumptions About Sleep Loss and Criminal Interrogations

An experimental study suggests that sleep restriction may hinder information disclosure during criminal interviews, contradicting widespread assumptions about the effectiveness of sleep deprivation ...

A Coffee and Catnap Keep You Sharp on the Nightshift, Study Suggests

A simple coffee and a quick catnap could be the cure for staying alert on the nightshift as new research shows that this unlikely combination can improve attention and reduce sleep ...

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 ...

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 ...

Can Sleep Protect Us from Forgetting Old Memories?

Researchers report that sleep may help people to learn continuously through their lifetime by encoding new memories and protecting old ...

Child Sleep Problems Associated With Impaired Academic and Psychosocial Functioning

A new study has found that sleep disturbances at any age are associated with diminished well-being by the time the children are 10 or 11 years old. The findings suggest health care providers should ...

Poor Sleep at Night 'Spills Over' Into Children's Emotional Lives

Poor sleep harms children's mental health and emotional stability according to a new ...

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 ...

Bedtime Media Use Linked to Less Sleep in Children Who Struggle to Self-Regulate Behavior

Researchers followed 547 children for a week and measured their media use and sleep patterns. For children who generally struggle to self-regulate their behavior, screen time in the hour before bed ...

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 ...

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