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‘Short Sleep’ Gene Prevents Memory Deficits Associated with Sleep Deprivation

October 18, 2019

The UCSF scientists who identified the two known human genes that promote “natural short sleep” – nightly sleep…
Ethnically Diverse Mothers, Children Living in Poverty at Risk for Sleep Problems

October 10, 2019

African-American and other ethnically diverse mothers know the value of a good night’s sleep, but they and their…
Study: To fight effects of sleep deprivation, reach for healthy snacks

October 8, 2019

Nutrition scientist  Maryam Hamidi, PhD, conducted research recently which required her to repeatedly stay awake from 8 a.m.…
Tired of being tired? Sleep On It!

September 25, 2019

Noting that sleep deprivation costs Canada over $21 billion a year in lost productivity, a bilingual Canadian campaign…
Sleep deprivation may lead to slower metabolism, weight gain

September 24, 2019

Restricting sleep for just several days alters how we metabolize fats and changes how satisfied we are by…
Teenage Sleep Hygiene

September 17, 2019

A new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children has found that…
What Does Tiredness Do to Your Driving?

July 17, 2019

Alcohol and drugs are often assumed to be behind impaired driving. Yet, sleep deprivation, which can affect as…
Disrupted sleep in one’s 50s, 60s raises risk of Alzheimer’s disease

June 27, 2019

People who report a declining quality of sleep as they age from their 50s to their 60s have…
Study Ties Poor Sleep to Reduced Memory Performance in Older Adults

June 25, 2019

A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the…
Screen Time and the Brain

June 21, 2019

Whether we like it or not, digital devices are everywhere. Some of us can barely put them down,…
Study links irregular sleep patterns to metabolic disorders

June 6, 2019

A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule — and getting…
Children who nap midday are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems

May 31, 2019

A Penn study of nearly 3,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in China revealed strong connections between 30…
A sleep-deprived brain interprets impressions negatively

April 12, 2019

A sleepless night not only leaves us fatigued and distracted, it also makes us interpret things more negatively…
Chronic Short Sleep Associated With Adolescent Obesity

March 19, 2019

Older children and teenagers may have a higher risk of obesity if they consistently don’t get enough sleep,…
Didn’t get enough sleep again? 4 ways sleep deprivation damages your body and your mind

March 17, 2019

You know you should always sleep for 7-8 hours. You can feel when your body didn‘t get enough…
Poor sleep a problem for foster children

March 15, 2019

Children living in foster care may have a higher risk of developing insomnia, and this can lead to long-term…
Permitting First-Year Doctors to Work Longer Shifts Does Not Create Chronic Sleep Loss or Reduce Patient Safety

March 14, 2019

When medical residents were permitted to work shifts longer than 16 hours, patient mortality was not affected and…
Most Triggers for Irregular Heartbeat Can Be Easily Modified

February 22, 2019

A personal survey of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats,…
Sleep loss heightens pain sensitivity, dulls brain’s painkilling response

January 31, 2019

When we’re in pain, we have a hard time sleeping. But how does poor sleep affect pain? For…
Sleep deprivation accelerates Alzheimer’s brain damage

January 29, 2019

Poor sleep has long been linked with Alzheimer’s disease, but researchers have understood little about how sleep disruptions…
Technologies that Can Improve Your Sleeping Habits

January 16, 2019

When you think about the connection between technology and sleep, you probably think about the negatives. Experts advise…
Albertans getting plenty of sleep, but it’s not all good

January 16, 2019

Albertans are getting enough sleep every night but the soundness of that sleep could be much better, according…
Exercising in the Evening is not Disruptive to Sleep, New Research Review Finds

December 17, 2018

The common recommendation to avoid physical activity in the four hours prior to bed due to its potentially…
Moderate or severe sleep apnea doubles risk of hard-to-treat hypertension in African-Americans

December 14, 2018

African-Americans with moderate or severe sleep apnea are twice as likely to have hard-to-control high blood pressure when…
Lack of sleep intensifies anger, impairs adaptation to frustrating circumstances

November 28, 2018

Losing just a couple hours of sleep at night makes you angrier, especially in frustrating situations, according to…
Can’t sleep? Fruit flies and energy drinks offer new clues

November 22, 2018

Sleep is an essential behavioural state in animals ranging from invertebrates to humans. It is critical for immune…
Chronically anxious? Deep sleep may take the edge off

November 9, 2018

Extreme angst is on the rise nationally and globally, especially among teens and millennials. Among other factors, preliminary…
Why and how do we sleep?

October 31, 2018

Humans spend a third of their life sleeping (if you’re lucky). We think of sleep as a restorative process…
New smart watch algorithms can help identify why you are sleeping poorly

October 18, 2018

New algorithms take advantage of multiple smart watch sensors to accurately monitor wearers’ sleep patterns. As well as…
Early Alzheimer’s Brain Pathology Linked to Psychiatric Symptoms

October 15, 2018

UC San Francisco researchers, in collaboration with the unique Brazilian Biobank for Aging Studies (BBAS) at the University…
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