Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Insomnia Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Mortality in Men

Insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, affects up to one-third of the population in the United States. In new findings, researchers from Brigham and...

Sleep Deprivation Linked to Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes

Population-level studies have indicated that insufficient sleep increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes. These diseases are known to be linked...

New Study Reveals Sleep Protects Against Brain Damage

A new study from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that one night of sleep deprivation increases morning blood concentrations of Neuron-Specific Enolase (NSE) and Calcium Binding...

Sleep Disruption Linked to Diabetes, Aging in Mice

Sleep, or the lack of it, seems to affect just about every aspect of human physiology. Yet, the molecular pathways through which sleep deprivation...

Fruitfly Study Links Age-Related Sleep Loss with Protein Misfolding

Pulling an "all-nighter" before a big test is practically a rite of passage in college. Usually, it's no problem: You stay up all night,...

Disrupted Sleep Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions, Alzheimer’s Disease

Broken Cellular 'Clock' Linked to Brain Damage A new discovery may help explain the surprisingly strong connections between sleep problems and neurodegenerative conditions such as...

New Study Reveals How Brain Flushes out Toxins During Sleep

Sleep Clears Brain of Molecules Associated With Neurodegeneration A good night's sleep literally clears the mind. Researchers have shown for the first time how the...

Natural Solutions To Sleep Deprivation

By Hyla Cass, MD   I'm seeing increasing numbers of patients with sleep problems, ranging from difficulty in falling asleep, to being unable to sleep soundly...

The Link Between Circadian Rhythms and Aging

Gene Associated With Longevity Also Regulates the Body's Circadian Clock Human sleeping and waking patterns are largely governed by an internal circadian clock that corresponds...

Getting Enough Sleep Could Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Men who lose sleep during the work week may be able to lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by getting more hours...

Quality of Waking Hours Determines Ease of Falling Sleep

June 17, 2013 — The quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study that...

Bladder Condition May Worsen Insomnia Symptoms In Older Adults

A new study suggests that the bladder condition nocturia (the need to wake up throughout the night to urinate ) may worsen the already poor sleep of older adults with insomnia. "The results raise the clinical question of treating nocturia to help individuals with insomnia," said Jamie Zeitzer, PhD, the study's lead author. "That is, could much of the insomnia or poor sleep that occurs in older individuals be alleviated by treatment of nocturia? Of course, the opposite is quite possible – that proper treatment of insomnia might reduce the occurrence of nocturia as well."