Reduced amounts of slow brain waves – the kind that occur in deep, refreshing sleep – are associated with high levels of the toxic brain protein tau. This computer-generated image maps the areas where the link is strongest, in shades of red and orange. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. […]Continue Reading ...
Illustration of obstruction of ventilation. Credit: Habib M’henni / public domain Voyagers no longer embark in search of the storied Fountain of Youth, but the quest for longevity is still very much alive for researchers. “Aging has become the next frontier in medicine,” said renowned sleep specialist David Gozal, MD, chair of the Department of […]Continue Reading ...
Sleep has been underrated as the best medicine to fight off disease say researchers working on a new study. The study titled, “Gαs-Coupled Receptor Signaling and Sleep Regulate Integrin Activation of Human Antigen-Specific T Cells,” was published this week in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Researchers from Germany conducted by Stoyan Dimitrov and Luciana Besedovsky […]Continue Reading ...
Children are grossly underdiagnosed for sleep disordered breathing (SDB), which includes obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the symptoms may be wrongly attributed to behavior issues, according to research in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Sleep apnea and related conditions can cause lasting damage to brain development during crucial years. As a result, children […]Continue Reading ...
A new Personal Relationships study documents how the quality of a person’s romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep quality and quantity in middle adulthood (at age 37). Investigators found that people who have positive relationship […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Ambient Air Pollution Exposure Linked to Sleep Apnea WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 — Ambient air pollution exposure is associated with sleep apnea, according to a study recently published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Martha E. Billings, M.D., from the University of Washington in Seattle, and colleagues analyzed data […]Continue Reading ...
The first and most distinct consequence of daily mild stress is an increase in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, a new study in the journal PNAS reports. The research also demonstrated that this increase is associated with genes involved in cell death and survival. REM sleep, also known as paradoxical sleep, is the sleep state during which […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Elderly men who experience extended episodes of interrupted breathing while asleep have a high risk of heart problems. Research shows for the first time that poor blood oxygenation is a good indicator of the chance of heart-related death, which cannot be attributed to sleep apnoea alone. A team led by Associate […]Continue Reading ...
Adults with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who experience excessive sleepiness while awake appear to be at far greater risk for cardiovascular diseases than those without excessive daytime sleepiness, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Symptom Subtypes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Predict […]Continue Reading ...
Getting enough sleep is vital to supporting our immune system in fighting off pathogens – so much is common knowledge. But what we don’t know is how exactly sleep affects certain immune functions. Scientists at the University of Tübingen and the University of Lübeck have now discovered a new mechanism by which sleep supports the […]Continue Reading ...
Understanding mechanisms of apnea-related inflammation could lead to more precise treatments, improved outcomes for total health Voyagers no longer embark in search of the storied Fountain of Youth, but the quest for longevity is still very much alive for researchers. “Aging has become the next frontier in medicine,” said renowned sleep specialist David Gozal, MD, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are showing promising gains from a sleep program developed by researchers at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Deakin University. Results of the study published in Psychological Medicine reveal that a two-session program improves children’s sleep, ADHD symptoms, quality of life, daily functioning and behaviour […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Anyone who has ever put a small child to bed or drifted off in a gently swaying hammock will know that a rocking motion makes getting to sleep seem easier. Now, two new studies reported in Current Biology on January 24, one conducted in young adults and the other in mice, […]Continue Reading ...
Sleep deprivation was associated with DNA damage in a new Anesthesia study. In the observational study on 49 healthy full-time doctors who had their blood analyzed at different time points, on-call doctors who were required to work overnight on-site had lower DNA repair gene expression and more DNA breaks than participants who did not work […]Continue Reading ...
Jan 25 2019 Anyone who has ever put a small child to bed or drifted off in a gently swaying hammock will know that a rocking motion makes getting to sleep seem easier. Now, two new studies reported in Current Biology on January 24, one conducted in young adults and the other in mice, add […]Continue Reading ...
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