• Clarifying Hypersomnia Disorders

    Excessive sleepiness is the defining characteristic of hypersomnia disorders, but there is much more to understand about the category than its main symptom. A sleep disorders advocate explains why distinguishing between primary…
  • Rats “Dream” Paths to Brighter Future

    When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds University College London (UCL) research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society.
  • With Sights on Mars, NSBRI Funds Project to Measure Sleep in Space

    To investigate the impact of the space environment on various aspects of astronaut health, including behavioral health and human factors and performance, NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical…
  • Dogs and Their Promising Roles in Sleep Disorders Therapy

    In patients with obstructive sleep apnea, nightmares, narcolepsy, parasomnias, and other sleep disorders, service animals may add a valuable, and currently underappreciated, treatment option.
  • Access to Electricity Linked to Reduced Sleep

    Blame smartphone alerts, constant connectivity, and a deluge of media for our society's sleep deprivation. But the root cause of why we get less sleep now than our ancestors did could come…
Narcolepsy Network’s annual conference brings people with narcolepsy (PWNs) and their supporters together to hear from some of the world's leading narcolepsy specialists and to share experiences with one another.
Can big data help you get a good night’s sleep?
Large-scale computing power, combined with input from millions of fitness trackers, could help unlock the mysteries of our national insomnia, reports Fortune.
Time examines information from the book NurtureShock that examines the correlation between sleep and academics.
An Express news report examines a World Health Organization study that showed getting less than 7 hours of sleep can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
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Excessive sleepiness is the defining characteristic of hypersomnia disorders, but there is much more to understand about the category than its main symptom. A sleep disorders advocate explains why distinguishing between primary and secondary hypersomnia is crucial to diagnosing and treating patients appropriately.
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When rats rest, their brains simulate journeys to a desired future such as a tasty treat, finds University College London (UCL) research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Society.
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The brain responds differently to stimuli when asleep than when awake, and it is not clear what brain changes happen during sleep.
New recommendations suggest that antipsychotics should not routinely be used to treat primary insomnia in adults, children, and the elderly, as reported by Medscape.
According to a MedPage Today news report, individuals with sleep apnea have a greater rate of on-the-job injuries when compared to employees without sleep-related breathing disorders.
An MPR news report indicates that the results of a randomized trial revealed that a milk with enhanced components improved symptoms and depth of sleep in insomnia patients.
A new study reveals that short sleep duration during pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of gestational diabetes, according to Medscape.
The International Business Times reports that the channel that leads to deep sleep has been discovered, which may lead to the development of new drugs to treat sleep disorders.
A new study reveals that certain birth control pills may impair sleep and raise the levels of stress hormones in users, as reported by LifeSite News.
Research from the University of Copenhagen has found that maintaining a good night's sleep is important for our future health, partly because of how it affects lifestyle factors.
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Using a pair of glasses that shine light into the wearer’s eyes, a pilot study led by University at Buffalo sleep researcher Grace Dean is attempting to solve insomnia among lung cancer patients. The researchers are examining if the rays can trigger neurotransmitters in the brain and reset participants’ sleep cycles.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its scientific opinion on the safety of caffeine, in which it estimates acute and daily intakes that raise no safety concerns for the general healthy population.
Custom Oral Appliance Reduced Sleep Apnea and Restless Legs
MedicalResearch.com interviews Marie Marklund, DDS senior lecturer in the department of odontology, Faculty of Medicine Umeå University in Sweden.
A group of biotechnology executives and medical doctors have formed the Coma Research Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, research, and therapeutic possibilities to patients and families suffering from disorders of consciousness.
New research reveals although 80% of physically active adults say they desire 8 or more hours of sleep per night, only 41% percent actually get it.
Read Arianna Huffington's interview with Dr William Dement in the Huffington Post.