Working night shifts is associated with several negative health outcomes, including an increased risk of infections.
Tag: Sleep Deprivation
study explains link between sleep apnea and dementia
Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a link between obstructive sleep apnoea and an increased risk of developing dementia.
Sleep Deprivation Influences Physician Perception of Patient Pain
Doctors who are sleep deprived have less empathy for patient pain and that perception affects their prescribing habits, according to a new international study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and researchers in Israel.
University of Kentucky Investigators Receive $3.7 Million to Study Kentucky’s Sleep Deprivation Epidemic
The University of Kentucky has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to find out why people in the Appalachian region of Kentucky have such consistently poor sleep outcomes.
Climate change likely to reduce the amount of sleep that people get per year
Most research looking at the impact of climate change on human life has focused on how extreme weather events affect economic and societal health outcomes on a broad scale.
Could a Novel Light Therapy Help People With Alzheimers?
Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant to out whether exposing patients to a combination of light therapies will slow Alzheimer’s debilitating effects.
Study: Don’t count on caffeine to fight sleep deprivation
Sleep scientists assessed how effective caffeine was in counteracting the negative effects of sleep deprivation on cognition.
COVID19 ANXIETY, JOB LOSS ARE LEADING TO WIDESPREAD SLEEP DEPRIVATION
The COVID19 pandemic is creating unprecedented levels of sleep deprivation, presenting a significant risk to our mental and physical health. Now, a new randomized controlled cross-over pilot trial published online today in Neurophysiology explains that high doses of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) are just as effective as caffeine in raising alertness in sleep deprived men and women. Importantly, this research is the first of its kind to show that hydrogen water and caffeine had an impact on different domains of alertness. Specifically, the study results demonstrate that; hydrogen improves orienting to sensory stimulation, while caffeine alters awareness and executive attention that refers to the ability to control our attention and ongoing cognitive processes, including thoughts and feelings.
Sleep, Death and … the Gut?
A new study finds in sleep-deprived fruit flies, premature death is always preceded by the accumulation of reactive oxidative species in the gut. Antioxidant compounds that neutralize ROS allow sleep-deprived flies to have normal lifespans.
The Medical Minute: When working from home equals lack of sleep
In the rush to adjust to a work-from-home lifestyle, some people have made choices regarding sleep that are leaving them bleary-eyed morning, noon and night. A Penn State Health expert offers nine tips to reclaim a good night’s sleep.
Getting Enough Sleep May Help Brain Store, Recall Memories
A review of more than 130 studies explains how sleep helps people learn new information and plays an important role in storing learned content for future use. The review is published in the January 2020 issue of Physiology.
Americans are More Tired on Black Friday
A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that 61% of 18- to 24-year-olds are more tired than usual on Black Friday.
New survey: 88% of US adults lose sleep due to binge-watching
According to a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, U.S. adults rank sleep as their second most important priority, following family. However, data show that Americans are often limiting their opportunities to get enough healthy sleep. A primary culprit? Binge-watching.