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Study identifies circadian pattern of peak incidence of suicides in alcohol dependent individuals

A new study found that there is a circadian pattern of peak and nadir in the incidence of suicides committed in alcohol dependent individuals. [More]
Autonomic nervous system plays role in promoting memory consolidation during sleep

Autonomic nervous system plays role in promoting memory consolidation during sleep

A team of sleep researchers at the University of California, Riverside, led by psychology professor Sara C. Mednick, has found that the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for control of bodily functions not consciously directed (such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestive processes) plays a role in promoting memory consolidation - the process of converting information from short-term to long-term memory - during sleep. [More]
Study characterizes benefits of over-the-counter sleep aid

Study characterizes benefits of over-the-counter sleep aid

New research shows that an over-the-counter sleep aid helps people suffering from occasional sleep difficulties fall asleep in less than 20 minutes, on average, and improves their reported quality of sleep. [More]
MPC outperforms PID in automated insulin delivery for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus

MPC outperforms PID in automated insulin delivery for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus

The so-called artificial pancreas — an automated insulin delivery system for people with type 1 diabetes mellitus — uses an advanced control algorithm to regulate how much insulin a pump should deliver and when. Regulating glucose is challenging because levels respond to a wide-array of variables, including food, physical activity, sleep, stress, hormones, metabolism and more. [More]
Caffeine use may not improve alertness after three nights of restricted sleep

Caffeine use may not improve alertness after three nights of restricted sleep

A new study found that after restricting sleep to 5 hours per night, caffeine use no longer improved alertness or performance after three nights. [More]
AASM releases recommendations to reduce sleep-related health problems in children, teenagers

AASM releases recommendations to reduce sleep-related health problems in children, teenagers

For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers to avoid the health risks of insufficient sleep. [More]
NLCs packed with melatonin could increase effectiveness of tamoxifen drug

NLCs packed with melatonin could increase effectiveness of tamoxifen drug

Tiny bubbles filled with the sleep hormone melatonin can make breast cancer treatment more effective, which means people need a lower dose, giving them less severe side effects. [More]
Chronic sleep restriction may impair performance in healthy, elite atheletes

Chronic sleep restriction may impair performance in healthy, elite atheletes

A new study found that chronic sleep restriction negatively affects athletic performance. [More]
AASM release pediatric sleep recommendations

AASM release pediatric sleep recommendations

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), an organisation that supports and promotes better sleep health, has released guidelines on the number of hours of sleep that children and teenagers need to minimise sleep related health problems. [More]

Video gaming may affect bedtime, adequate sleep in gamers

A new study found that gamers will push off obtaining adequate sleep in order to continue video gaming. [More]

Alcohol-sleep relationship may vary by race and sex, study finds

A new study found that alcohol-sleep relationship differed importantly by race and sex. [More]
U-M researchers explore new way to improve cognitive issues in MS patients

U-M researchers explore new way to improve cognitive issues in MS patients

Multiple sclerosis looks different from person to person. In many individuals, though, the difficulty in maintaining a sense of self and in keeping up intellectually can be the disease's most devastating manifestations. [More]
Natural tendency to self-restrict time in bed can protect against chronic insomnia

Natural tendency to self-restrict time in bed can protect against chronic insomnia

Twenty to 50 percent of Americans suffer from acute insomnia each year, defined as difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, three or more nights per week, for between two weeks and three months. [More]
Blue wavelength light exposure leads to subsequent increases in brain activity in prefrontal cortex

Blue wavelength light exposure leads to subsequent increases in brain activity in prefrontal cortex

A new study found that blue wavelength light exposure led to subsequent increases in brain activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC) when participants were engaging in a cognitive task after cessation of light exposure. [More]
Consensus paper on atrial cardiomyopathies could be important step forward for research, treatment

Consensus paper on atrial cardiomyopathies could be important step forward for research, treatment

The first consensus paper on atrial cardiomyopathies is set to be published simultaneously in EP-Europace, HeartRhythm, and the Journal of Arrhythmia. The key contents are launched today at CARDIOSTIM - EHRA EUROPACE 2016. [More]
Almost half of female veterans have insomnia symptoms

Almost half of female veterans have insomnia symptoms

A new study sheds light on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans. Results demonstrate that more than 47 percent of female veterans reported symptoms of insomnia that resulted in functional impairment. Of this sample group, less than one percent had a diagnosis of a sleep disorder based on medical records. [More]
Amino acid acetylcarnitine may help predict neurobehavioral performance during chronic sleep loss

Amino acid acetylcarnitine may help predict neurobehavioral performance during chronic sleep loss

The amino acid acetylcarnitine may help predict an individual's neurobehavioral performance during chronic sleep restriction, according to results of a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at SLEEP 2016, the 30th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC. [More]
Study provides new insight into poorly understood effects of high explosive blasts in male soldiers

Study provides new insight into poorly understood effects of high explosive blasts in male soldiers

Scientists have identified a distinctive pattern of injury in the brains of eight deceased military personnel who survived high explosive attacks and died between 4 days and 9 years later from their injuries or other causes. [More]
Sleep disturbing medicines may not contribute to sleep disturbances in general population

Sleep disturbing medicines may not contribute to sleep disturbances in general population

Medicines that carry warnings about sleep disturbances do not seem to contribute to the amount of sleep disturbances in the general population, according to new ‘real world’ research. [More]
New, implantable device offers promise for patients with OSA

New, implantable device offers promise for patients with OSA

Since the 1980s, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) - in which positive pressure is pushed through the nasal airways to help users breathe while sleeping - has been by far the most widely used treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). [More]
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