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December 3, 2020

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Parents Shouldn't Worry About Their Baby's Inconsistent Sleep Patterns

New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night around the time they reach six months of age. But according to a new study parents should view sleep consolidation as a ...

Gut Microbes: A Key to Normal Sleep

Researchers used a cocktail of antibiotics to deplete gut microbes in mice. They found that metabolites in the gut differed in these mice compared with controls. In particular, metabolic pathways ...
Healthy sleep habits are associated with a lower risk of heart failure. Adults with the healthiest sleep patterns (morning risers, sleeping 7-8 hours a day and no frequent ...

Sleep Loss Hijacks Brain's Activity During Learning

Sleep is crucial for consolidating our memories, and sleep deprivation has long been known to interfere with learning and memory. Now a new study shows that getting only half a night's sleep - as ...
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Researchers Find How Stress and the Circadian Clock Affect Sleep

Researchers have found a new neural pathway that links the circadian clock, stress, and wakefulness in mammals. They identified a neuron that becomes excessively active when the mammal is under ...

Web Searches for Insomnia Surged at Height of COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders

A study found a significant increase in the number of online search queries for 'insomnia' between April and May 2020, when governments across the U.S. and around the world implemented ...

Discrimination Increases Against Asian and Asian American Population, Affecting Health

Reports of racial discrimination against Asians and Asian-Americans have increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, coinciding with an increase in reported negative ...

Sleep-Deprived Mice Find Cocaine More Rewarding

Sleep deprivation may pave the way to cocaine addiction. Too-little sleep can increase the rewarding properties of cocaine, according to new ...

Blue-Light Glasses Improve Sleep and Workday Productivity, Study Finds

During the pandemic, the amount of screen time for many people working and learning from home as well as binge-watching TV has sharply increased. New research finds that wearing blue-light glasses ...

'I'll Sleep When I'm Dead': The Sleep-Deprived Masculinity Stereotype

In the United States, the average American sleeps less than the minimum seven hours of sleep per night recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and nearly half of Americans report negative ...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk Varies in Patients With Different Types of Epilepsy

People with generalized epilepsy who have seizures arising from both sides of the brain simultaneously, have a higher risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) compared to patients who have focal ...

Identical Signs of Brain Damage in Sleep Apnea and Alzheimer's

New research shows damage in the brain starts in the same place and spreads in the same way in sleep apnea, as in Alzheimer's disease. The study is the first to find Alzheimer's-like ...

Twinkling, Star-Shaped Brain Cells May Hold the Key to Why, How We Sleep

A new study suggests that star-shaped brain cells known as astrocytes could be as important to the regulation of sleep as neurons. The study builds new momentum toward ultimately solving the mystery ...

Gut Microbiome Plays Important Role in Sleep Regulation

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects more than one billion people worldwide. Evidence suggests OSA can alter the gut microbiome (GM) and may promote OSA-associated co-morbidities, including ...

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 ...

The Hypnotic Potential of Thalidomide

Researchers demonstrate that the hypnotic and teratogenic effects of thalidomide are ...

Insomnia Treatment Offers Relief

Insomnia causing sleepless nights, daytime fatigue and poor health outcomes is a cycle worth busting, experts say, with depression, anxiety and stress a common co-occurrence. A study of more than 450 ...

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 ...

How We Sleep Today May Forecast When Alzheimer's Disease Begins

Neuroscientists have found a way to estimate, with some degree of accuracy, a time frame for when Alzheimer's is most likely to strike in a person's lifetime, based on their baseline sleep ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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