Mount Sinai researchers have conducted one of the first studies to show the acute effect of obstructive sleep apnea on Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers, and the ability to even measure Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers from blood.
In a sample of older men and women ages 63 to 84, those who were exposed to any amount of light while sleeping at night were significantly more likely to be obese, and have high blood pressure and diabetes compared to adults who were not exposed to any light during the night, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Two new studies offer insights into the factors that may contribute to the disproportionate burden of dementia in non-White and low-income U.S. populations.
A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that 75% of men have stayed up “past their bedtime” and lost sleep due to video games, and 62% have lost sleep due to alcohol.
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.
Sleep regulation in a worm is not as different from sleep regulation in mammals, including humans, as you may think. Therefore, knowing how worms switch between being asleep and being awake can tell us a lot of useful information about sleep patterns in humans and what cells regulate them.
A review at this year’s Euroanaesthesia congress in Milan, Italy (4-6 June) on the potentially lethal effects of fatigue on doctors and nurses themselves, and its impact on the quality of their clinical work and judgement and therefore patient safety, will be given by Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Nancy Redfern of Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK.
A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals that Americans sleep with their pets – and many report sleeping better in their presence.
Cleveland Clinic researchers found more than 40% of patients with Long COVID (Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 or PASC) had moderate to severe sleep disturbances. The analysis also showed patients with moderate-to-severe compared with normal-to-mild sleep disturbances had higher body mass…
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A new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reveals women are more likely than men to wake up feeling tired and are more likely to have sleepiness affect their daily lives.
Scientists pinpoint the molecular epicenter of deep-sleep regulation.
The findings, based on research in mice, identify a gene that makes a protein that regulates delta waves—electrical signals between neurons that occur during the deepest phases of relaxation and are a hallmark of restorative sleep.
Up to half of older adults may have sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing and sleep are briefly interrupted many times a night. A new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that this chronic tiredness can have serious implications for road safety.
A new study has implicated several genes involved in a variety of bodily functions associated with the hypothalamus, a notoriously difficult-to-study region of the brain. The findings could help clinicians identify potential causes of dysfunction for many important traits regulated by the hypothalamus, such as sleep, stress, and reproduction.
A new Cleveland Clinic study found that people with certain sleep disorders have more severe outcomes from COVID-19, including a 31 percent higher rate of hospitalization and mortality.
Daylight saving time is doing far more harm than good, according to sleep scientists. James Wyatt, PhD, clinical sleep disorder specialist, explains.
In a new paper, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor Brian Gunia and his co-authors examine “sleep leadership,” the idea that organizational leaders can take specific actions to promote better sleep among employees and thereby improve employees’ workplace outcomes and the overall well-being of the organization.
Daylight saving time is coming to an end on Nov. 7, when most of the country will “fall back” to standard time by setting our clocks back one hour. If the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) had its way, we would never change our clocks back to daylight saving time.
Otherwise healthy adults with chronically limited sleep showed abnormal heart rate patterns in a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology. The study was chosen as an APSselect article for October.
The U.S. Department of Defense is funding the first human trial of a device to speed up and enhance the natural system of brain cleansing that occurs when we sleep.
Scientists have long suggested that getting enough sleep at night is vital to staying healthy.
Exercise is often associated positively with a good night’s sleep.
Disruptions to the circadian rhythms that regulate the sleep-wake cycle may especially affect people working from home, according to WVU researcher Randy Nelson.
A new study finds that more access to daylight at home improves circadian alignment, sleep and mental health in healthy adults.
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.
For many individuals, restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered daily routines and limited time spent outdoors. In a study published in the Journal of Sleep Research that included 7,517 adults from many countries who were surveyed during the 2020 COVID-19…
To mark Dementia Action Week and World Alzheimer’s Day, researchers at the University of South Australia are sharing their latest insights about dementia in a new podcast series, Re-imagining Ageing.
Missing out on the recommended seven or more hours of sleep per night could lead to more opportunities to make poorer snacking choices than those made by people who meet shut-eye guidelines, a new study suggests.
A new video developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine offers tips to help sleep-deprived teenagers get healthy sleep on a regular basis.
Men’s sleep may be more powerfully influenced by the lunar cycle than women’s, according to a new study from Uppsala University, now published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
Researchers at Michigan Medicine are creating a hybrid sleep-exercise intervention to mitigate osteoarthritis-related pain.
As many students return to classrooms for the first time in more than a year, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine encourages students, families, and teachers to recognize that sleep is essential for health and learning. To highlight the importance of healthy sleep for students, the AASM is organizing the second annual Student Sleep Health Week, Sept. 12-18, 2021.
One in five older adults report worse mental health due to the pandemic, but the percentages were higher among certain groups, suggesting a need for targeted screening and follow-up.
Thailand’s first Excellence Center for Sleep Disorders (Nidra Vej Center), King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital can solve sleep disorders that impair the quality of your life and health.
Every spring, the Daylight Saving Time shift robs people of an hour of sleep – and a new study shows that DNA plays a role in how much the time change affects individuals. People whose genetic profile makes them more likely to be “early birds” can adjust to the time change in a few days. But those who tend to be “night owls” could take more than a week to get back on track.
While a good night’s sleep won’t cure everything, it helps more than you might think.
The struggle to get your child to go to sleep and stay asleep is something most parents can relate to. Once the bedtime battle is over and the kids have finally nodded off, many parents tune out as well.
But University of South Australia researcher Professor Kurt Lushington is calling for parents to check on their small snoozers before switching off.
CSM and the Anthem Foundation release the 2021 American Fitness Index, ranking America’s 100 largest cities on health behaviors, chronic disease and community infrastructure indicators. Arlington, Va. earned the title of “America’s Fittest City.” Minneapolis, Minnesota; Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Madison, Wisconsin; Washington, D.C.; St. Paul, Minnesota; Irvine, California; Portland, Oregon; and Atlanta, Georgia; round out the top 10 fittest cities.
For more than a decade, the evidence-based ACSM / Anthem American Fitness Index has recognized the critical role physical activity and city infrastructure play in a city’s overall health and fitness. ACSM and the Anthem Foundation will release the 2021 Fitness Index rankings at 7 a.m. EDT on July 13.
It is common for investigators to interview suspects or witnesses who’ve had little sleep. While unavoidable in some cases, a new Iowa State University study found sleep disruption or deprivation may limit the amount of information provided during an interview.
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine are working to raise awareness of one of the most common sleep problems with Insomnia Awareness Night on June 22, 2021.
New research published in the journal Psychological Science, however, reveals that earworms can sometimes interject themselves into our dreams, where they can negatively impact our quality of sleep.
New research from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), shows nearly 70% of Americans who sleep with a bed partner report that their partner snores while sleeping. Since snoring can be an indicator of sleep apnea, the AASM is asking Americans to consider, “Is it more than a snore?”
Sleep scientists assessed how effective caffeine was in counteracting the negative effects of sleep deprivation on cognition.
Women with a history of weight cycling – losing and regaining 10 pounds or more, even once – have increased rates of insomnia and other sleep problems, reports a study in The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, official journal of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
While a pint-sized snorer may seem adorable, studies shows that children with sleep disordered breathing are likely to show aggressive and hyperactive behaviours during the day. The recommended treatment is an adenotonsillectomy – not only to fix the snore, but also the behaviour. Now, new research from the University of South Australia, shows that while surgery can cure a child’s snoring it doesn’t change their behaviour, despite common misconceptions by parents and doctors alike.
According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Americans are losing sleep due to the pandemic but not pursuing help at a sleep center. That is why the AASM is educating the public about how visiting a sleep center is safe and effective.
New research from Simon Fraser University suggests that students learning remotely become night owls but do not sleep more despite the time saved commuting, working or attending social events.
National and international guidelines recommend replacing the amount of time spent being sedentary with physical activity to improve health. This message is especially important in the face of COVID-19, as overall sedentary behaviors have increased substantially. In fact, research suggests…
More sleep could offset children’s excess indulgence over the school holidays as new research from the University of South Australia shows that the same decline in body mass index may be achieved by either extra sleep or extra exercise.