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Scientists Identify a Genetic Basis for Healthy Sleep

November 14, 2019

From organisms as simple as worms to those as complex as humans, sleep is a fundamental necessity. But…
How Electronics Affect Sleep And What To Do About It (Infographic)

July 24, 2019

We live in a wired world at the height of a digital age. But even if our technologies…
Opioids are not sleep aids, and can actually worsen sleep

June 4, 2019

Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor…
For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression

May 13, 2019

Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of…
Mice sleeping fitfully provide clues to insomnia

January 8, 2019

Mice that sleep fitfully could help researchers unravel the mystery of insomnia. Researchers at Washington University School of…
Parents shouldn’t worry if their infant doesn’t sleep through the night by 6-12 months of age

November 20, 2018

New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night by around six months of age.…
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…
Researchers find new way to monitor sleep conditions and diagnose disorders

July 27, 2018

Patients suffering from sleep disorders could soon benefit from a new and faster way to diagnose and treat…
Neural link between depression and bad sleep identified

July 26, 2018

The neural link between depression and sleep problems has been identified for the first time in a new…
New book covers the A to Zzzzzz of sleep

June 6, 2018

Sleep, Health and Society, edited by academics from the University of Warwick aims to explain to the non-expert…
How technology can help you get a better night’s sleep

March 21, 2018

It’s smart to turn off mobile devices and other small screens at least an hour before bedtime, but…
How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

March 6, 2018

Parents struggling to get their preschoolers to fall asleep and stay asleep at night could likely see big…
Sleep problems in menopause linked to hot flashes, depression – and may not last

February 20, 2018

Sleep disruptions are one of the most commonly reported complaints among menopausal women. A new study of middle-aged women found…
To sleep or not: Researchers explore complex genetic network behind sleep duration

December 18, 2017

  Scientists have identified differences in a group of genes they say might help explain why some people…
Kids uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronics

November 2, 2017

With their brains, sleep patterns and even eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting…
Hush, little virus, don’t say a word: How Princeton scientists investigate sleeping viruses

October 27, 2017

While many virus researchers are interested in understanding what causes these sleeping viruses to wake up, or reactivate,…
Binge-watching ‘The Walking Dead?’ You might feel like a zombie yourself

August 16, 2017

Binge-watching is a great way for young adults to catch up on multiple episodes of their favorite television…
Sleep biology discovery could lead to new insomnia treatments that don’t target the brain

August 11, 2017

UCLA scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from…
New AI algorithm monitors sleep with radio waves

August 7, 2017

More than 50 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s can also disrupt…
Sleeping pills linked to hip fractures in elderly

April 29, 2017

Older people newly prescribed sleeping pills like benzodiazepines and ‘Z-drugs’ have over double the odds of a hip…
Sleep Tech: The Cutting-Edge Electronics That Do Not Keep You Awake

April 12, 2017

More than one third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis and undermine…
Protein and salt drive post-meal sleepiness

November 22, 2016

Sleepiness after a large meal is something we all experience, and new research with fruit flies suggests higher…
Sleep Tracker That Uses Alpha Waves

July 5, 2016

Stress and other factors impact on our sleep quality, as a result, the various gadgets are coming into…
Mimicking deep sleep brain activity improves memory

May 27, 2016

It is not surprising that a good night’s sleep improves our ability to remember what we learned during…
Fruit fly brains shed light on why we get tired when we stay up too late

May 19, 2016

Studying fruit flies, whose sleep is remarkably similar to that in people, Johns Hopkins researchers say they’ve identified…
Scientists develop innovative therapy to fight adolescent insomnia

May 5, 2016

Sleep is very important. Yet many people struggle to go to sleep on time and then suffer from…
Mapping the circuit of our internal clock

May 4, 2016

Research sheds light the neural structure that controls our sleep, eating habits, hormones and more What’s that old…
High-fat diet leads to sleepiness during the day and poor sleep at night

April 26, 2016

It seems like we all want one thing during our studying and working time – we want to…
Brain calcium controls how long we sleep

March 18, 2016

We know calcium is good for our bones, but it might also be the key to a good…
Sleep Tracker Helps You Sleep

February 29, 2016

The Sleep Shepherd Blue is a sleep tracker, that uses brainwave sensors and binaural beats in a biofeedback loop…
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