Sleep
WATCH: New study reveals quality sleep helps prevent heart diseases  ABC NEWS · 3 days
ABC News' Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the major takeaways from the new study. more
Most triggers for irregular heartbeat can be easily modified  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillatio, one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats, has found that the majority of triggers for the condition are easily modifiable... more
Excessive daytime sleepiness in OSA patients linked to greater risk for cardiovascular diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases... more
Self-reported sleep duration is a useful tool to measure sleep in children, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children and their parents, there has been a lack of data comparing the... more
A deeper look inside the sleeping bird brain  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Birds have good memories, but in contrast to mammals, little is known about how they consolidate memories during sleep. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology and Utrecht University recorded waves... more
Sleep could be the best medicine to fight off an infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Sleep has been underrated as the best medicine to fight off disease say researchers working on a new study. The study titled, “Gαs-Coupled Receptor Signaling and... more
Here's How Poor Sleep May Hurt Your Heart  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
A new study may have uncovered why a poor night's sleep is bad for your heart and blood vessels. more
Medical News Today: How sleep can boost your body's immune response  MNT · 6 days
New research pinpoints the mechanism through which sleep helps boost the activity of immune cells, thereby enhancing the body's immune response. more
Superior noise control using graphene  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Noise is a dangerous worldwide environmental pollutant: at normal levels found in cities it can induce annoyance, stress and fluctuations in sleep patterns which in turn increase the risk of type-2 diabetes, arterial hypertension, myocardial infarction, and stroke. more
Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute, published... more
Human consciousness depends on the brain's ability to maintain dynamics of neural activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Consciousness, from the moment we go to sleep until we wake up, seems to come and go every day. Consciousness can be... more
Drinking and drug-use dreams in recovery tied to more severe addiction history  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study finds these relapse dreams are more common in those... more
How sleep can fight infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. Sleep improves the potential ability of some of the body's immune cells to attach to their targets, according to a new study. The study helps explain how... more
Consciousness rests on the brain's ability to sustain rich dynamics of neural activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Consciousness, from the moment we go to sleep until we wake up, seems to come and go every day. Consciousness can be... more
Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing, research reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing, which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to behavior issues, according to research in... more
Medical News Today: How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety  MNT · 1 week
The 4-7-8 breathing technique, or relaxation breath, is a method for reducing anxiety and promoting sleep. This article covers how to do it, its uses, and apps that... more
Scientists discover new mechanism by which sleep supports the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Getting enough sleep is vital to supporting our immune system in fighting off pathogens - so much is common knowledge. But what we don't know is... more
Obstructive sleep apnea linked to inflammation, organ dysfunction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Voyagers no longer embark in search of the storied Fountain of Youth, but the quest for longevity is still very much alive for researchers. Chronological age -- the passing of time one... more
Fitbit launches new wearable, but your employer has to sign you up  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Fitbit quietly introduced a new activity and sleep tracker, but, unlike the company's previous step counters, the wearable is available only from your health... more
Chang’e-4 powers down for second lunar night  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The Chang’e-4 lander and rover entered sleep mode Monday in preparation for a second lunar nighttime on the far side of the... more
Research finds after-work hobbies key to proactivity in the workplace  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Employees who engage in sporting, learning and volunteering activities outside work are more likely to get a better night's sleep and be more proactive in their job, new... more
Ex-Marine pilot dreams of ferrying folks into space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Mark Stucky fought in the Iraq war, once buzzed a Soviet warplane over the Sea of Japan and has flown all sorts of experimental aircraft. more
Blood leukocytes mirror insufficient sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Prior studies have indicated that prolonged insufficient sleep and poor sleep quality are associated with a heightened risk of cardiovascular diseases, dementia and psychiatric disorders. Researchers have now identified changes in blood leukocytes associated with sleep deprivation. more
Insufficient sleep mirrored by DNA from blood leukocytes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An insufficient amount of sleep and qualitatively poor sleep are common among the general population. Prior studies have indicated that prolonged insufficient sleep and poor sleep quality are associated with a heightened... more
Children should not be allowed smartphones in bed or at mealtimes, say experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The UK's chief medical officers are calling on parents to ensure that the time children spend on phones and tablets does not... more
The interplay between relationships, stress, and sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related... more
Study shows how relationships, stress affect sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Personal Relationships study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32)... more
Medical News Today: Humans can learn new foreign words while asleep  MNT · 2 weeks
Humans can encode verbal word pairs — each comprising a familiar native language word and a new foreign word – during certain phases of slow-wave sleep. more
Humans can learn new foreign words while asleep  MNT · 2 weeks
Humans can encode verbal word pairs — each comprising a familiar native language word and a new foreign word – during certain phases of slow-wave sleep. more
Medical News Today: Sleep apnea may stop you from forming life memories  MNT · 2 weeks
New research examines the link between obstructive sleep apnea, the ability to form new autobiographical memories, and depression. more
Mindfulness and sleep can reduce exhaustion in entrepreneurs  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When entrepreneurs are feeling exhausted but can't afford the time for adequate sleep, they may be able to replenish their energy with mindfulness exercises such as meditation. more
Teens too low on sleep, activity, and too high on screen time  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Only 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new research. more
U.S. adolescents spend little time in physical activity, sleep and too long on screens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Only 1 in 20 U.S. adolescents is meeting national recommendations for sleeping, physical activity, and screen time, according to new... more
Chang'e-4 Finds Moon's Far Side Colder than Expected During Night  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
China's Chang'e-4 probe, having made the first-ever soft landing on moon's far side, found that the... more
To sleep, perchance to heal: Newly discovered gene governs need for slumber when sick  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Humans spend nearly one-third of their lives in slumber, yet sleep is still one of biology's most enduring mysteries. Little... more
Treating the microbiome, and a gene that induces sleep  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Orla Smith, editor of Science Translational Medicine joins host Sarah Crespi to talk about what’s changed in the past 10 years of microbiome research, what’s getting close to being useful... more
Sick And Tired? Scientists Find Protein That Puts Flies To Sleep And Fights Infection  NPR · 3 weeks
In the search for what triggers sleep, researchers stumbled upon a link between sleep and the immune system. A single... more
A sleep-inducing gene, nemuri, links sleep and immune function in Drosophila  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Sleep remains a major mystery of biology. In particular, little is known about the mechanisms that account for the drive to sleep. In an unbiased screen... more
Learning new vocabulary during deep sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers showed that we can acquire the vocabulary of a new language during distinct phases of slow-wave sleep and that the sleep-learned vocabulary could be retrieved unconsciously following waking. Memory formation appeared to be mediated by... more
This bacteria-fighting protein also induces sleep  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
A bacteria-fighting protein also lulls fruit flies to sleep, suggesting links between sleep and the immune system. more
Sleep apnea patients struggle to remember details of life memories, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
People with sleep apnea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, potentially making them vulnerable to depression, new research has shown. more
Sleep apnea creates gaps in life memories  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is estimated to affect over 936 million people worldwide, and people with OSA are known to suffer memory problems and depression. New research builds on the known links between depression... more
Medical News Today: How to soothe a baby crying in their sleep  MNT · 3 weeks
Most babies cry in their sleep at some point. In this article, we look at the reasons why they cry in their sleep, how... more
Night-time use of screen-based media devices associated with poor sleep in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep... more
Sleep, mood, and stress affect older adults' control beliefs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Psychology researchers have found another reason that sleep, mood and stress are important: they affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives. more
Sleep, mood affect how 'in control' older adults feel  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Psychology researchers have found another reason that sleep, mood and stress are important: they affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives. The findings... more
Poor sleep at night, more pain the next day  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. This finding... more
Medical News Today: Why sleep is the best painkiller  MNT · 3 weeks
New research reveals the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain's pain-processing mechanisms: Sleep loss may inhibit the brain's ability to kill pain. more
Why sleep is the best painkiller  MNT · 3 weeks
New research reveals the effects of sleep deprivation on the brain's pain-processing mechanisms: Sleep loss may inhibit the brain's ability to kill pain. more
Study: Sleep Deprivation May Damage Your DNA  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A new observational study by researchers from Hong Kong demonstrates that disrupted sleep is associated with DNA damage. The findings appear in... more
Medical News Today: What to know about marijuana withdrawal  MNT · 3 weeks
After frequently using marijuana, or cannabis, people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop. Such symptoms include cravings, irritability, and sleep problems. In this article, we discuss the symptoms and... more
What to know about marijuana withdrawal  MNT · 3 weeks
After frequently using marijuana, or cannabis, people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop. Such symptoms include cravings, irritability, and sleep problems. In this article, we discuss the symptoms and timeline of marijuana withdrawal, treatments, and... more
Stress and dream sleep are linked to pathways of brain cell death and survival  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The first and most distinct consequence of daily mild stress is an increase in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, a new study... more
Stress and paradoxical sleep associated with pathways of brain cell death and survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The first and most distinct consequence of daily mild stress is an increase in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, a new study in the... more
Association between tobacco use and paranoia is largely due to shared genetic influences  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Paranoia is associated with regular tobacco smoking in adolescents after accounting for other factors like cannabis use, sleep disturbances and stressful life... more
Medical News Today: Which foods can help you sleep?  MNT · 4 weeks
A variety of foods contain compounds that can help a person sleep, such as serotonin, melatonin, and tryptophan. Learn about the best foods for falling and staying asleep here. more
Studies show broad benefits of rocking motion during sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Anyone who has ever put a small child to bed or drifted off in a gently swaying hammock will know that a rocking motion makes getting to sleep seem easier. more
Medical News Today: Why being rocked will help you sleep better  MNT · 4 weeks
New research examines the effect of being rocked on the sleeping brain in both mice and humans. The findings may help devise new therapies for insomnia. more
Why being rocked will help you sleep better  MNT · 4 weeks
New research examines the effect of being rocked on the sleeping brain in both mice and humans. The findings may help devise new therapies for insomnia. more
Sleep deprivation accelerates Alzheimer's brain damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A study in mice and people shows that sleep deprivation causes tau levels to rise and tau tangles to spread through the brain. Tau tangles are associated with Alzheimer's disease and brain damage. more
Lack of sleep is tied to increases in two Alzheimer's proteins  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
In people and mice deprived of sleep, researchers found an increase in tau, a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease, in the fluid bathing the brain. more
The sleep-wake cycle regulates brain interstitial fluid tau in mice and CSF tau in humans  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The sleep-wake cycle regulates interstitial fluid (ISF) and cerebrospinal (CSF) levels of amyloid-β (Aβ) that accumulates in Alzheimer... more
Rocking motion improves sleep and memory, studies in mice and people show  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Two new studies, one conducted in young adults and the other in mice, add to evidence for the broad benefits of a rocking motion... more
Sleep deprivation linked with DNA damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Sleep deprivation was associated with DNA damage in a new Anesthesia study. In the observational study on 49 healthy full-time doctors who had their blood analyzed at different time points, on-call doctors who were required to... more
Proactive personality has stronger wake-sleep rhythm  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Proactive zebrafish appear to have a much stronger wake-sleep rhythm than reactive fish. In the most reactive fish, rhythmicity appears to be lacking completely. This is shown with research by Leiden biologists, published in December 2018... more
China clones gene-edited monkeys to aid disorder research  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Chinese scientists announced Thursday they had cloned five monkeys from a single animal that was genetically engineered to have a sleep disorder, saying it could aid research into human psychological problems. more
Having tattoos not related to overall health status, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In a survey-based study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, having tattoos was not significantly related to overall health status, but individuals with tattoos were more likely... more
China clones gene-edited monkeys for sleep disorder research  REUTERS · 4 weeks
Chinese scientists have made clones of a gene-edited macaque to aid research of circadian rhythm disorders that are linked to... more
Two hour gap between dinner and sleep is overrated says Japanese research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
We have been advised to take a light dinner and leave a gap of at least two hours between dinner and bed time in... more
Fueling macrophages with energy to attack and eat cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Immune cells called macrophages are supposed to serve and protect, but cancer has found ways to put them to sleep. Now researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of... more
Rocking puts adults to sleep faster and makes slumber deeper
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