Scientists identify neurons that play crucial roles in connecting emotions and sleep
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  July 11, 2017  
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 Scientists identify neurons that play crucial roles in connecting emotions and sleepScientists identify neurons that play crucial roles in connecting emotions and sleep
 
You may have experienced sleepless nights when you were anxious, stressed or too excited. Such emotions are well-known to affect wakefulness and can even cause insomnia, though the underlying mechanisms in our brain have still been unclear.
 
 
 Study explains link between poor sleep and Alzheimer's diseaseStudy explains link between poor sleep and Alzheimer's disease
 
A good night's sleep refreshes body and mind, but a poor night's sleep can do just the opposite. A study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Radboud University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, and Stanford University has shown that disrupting just one night of sleep in healthy, middle-aged adults causes an increase in amyloid beta, a brain protein associated with Alzheimer's disease.
 
   Patients with Type 2 diabetes and OSA found to be at greater risk of developing diabetic retinopathyPatients with Type 2 diabetes and OSA found to be at greater risk of developing diabetic retinopathy
 
Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered that patients who suffer from both Type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea are at greater risk of developing a condition that leads to blindness within an average period of less than four years.
 
   Psychosocial factors play major role in well-being of older people, study saysPsychosocial factors play major role in well-being of older people, study says
 
"Ageing itself is not inevitably associated with a decline in mood and quality of life," says Prof. Karl-Heinz Ladwig, summarizing the results.
 
   Researchers aim to examine respiratory effects of body weight in preteensResearchers aim to examine respiratory effects of body weight in preteens
 
Do overweight children have more breathing limitations, intolerance for exercise, and breathlessness when exercising than normal weight children, leading to possible misdiagnosis for conditions such as asthma?
 
 Feeling of purpose in life linked to reduced sleep disturbances in the elderly, study reveals
 
Feeling of purpose in life linked to reduced sleep disturbances in the elderly, study revealsA new study carried out by Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center on older adults reports that a person is more likely to sleep better, with less sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, if he has a good purpose to wake up in the morning.