Sleep Disorder - Neuronal connections that trigger insomnia linked to stress-induced changes in the immune system
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 Non-invasive neurotechnology can improve insomnia symptoms and autonomic functionNon-invasive neurotechnology can improve insomnia symptoms and autonomic function
 
For people with chronic insomnia, a good night's sleep is elusive. But what if insomnia symptoms could be alleviated by simply listening to one's own brainwaves?
 
   Neuronal connections that trigger insomnia linked to stress-induced changes in the immune systemNeuronal connections that trigger insomnia linked to stress-induced changes in the immune system
 
Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stanford University have pinpointed the circuit in the brain that is responsible for sleepless nights in times of stress--and it turns out that circuit does more than make you toss and turn.
 
   Meditation-relaxation technique can help treat sleep paralysisMeditation-relaxation technique can help treat sleep paralysis
 
Sleep paralysis - a condition thought to explain a number of mysterious experiences including alleged cases of alien abduction and demonic night-time visits - could be treated using a technique of meditation-relaxation, suggests a pilot study published today.
 
 Study finds identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease
 
Study finds identical signs of brain damage in sleep apnea and Alzheimer's diseaseNew research has confirmed long-suspected links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer's disease, finding identical signs of brain damage in both conditions.
 
 
 Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia provides relief
 
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia provides reliefInsomnia causing sleepless nights, daytime fatigue and poor health outcomes is a cycle worth busting, experts say, with depression, anxiety and stress a common co-occurrence.
 
 
 Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity
 
Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severityWeighted blankets are a safe and effective intervention in the treatment of insomnia, according to Swedish researchers who found that insomnia patients with psychiatric disorders experienced reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep and less daytime sleepiness when sleeping with a weighted chain blanket.
 
 
 Sleep apnea treatment can lower daytime resting heart rates in patients with prediabetes
 
Sleep apnea treatment can lower daytime resting heart rates in patients with prediabetesA new study found that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment at night can lower daytime resting heart rates in patients with prediabetes who have obstructive sleep apnea, reducing their risk of cardiovascular disease.