Sleep News

Insomnia Often Related to Stress

July 4th, 2014
New research identifies a link between the way people cope with stress and the development of insomnia. Saliently, researchers discovered many of the normal methods to cope with stress are linked to insomnia, a finding that suggests emerging therapeutic interventions such as mindfulness ...

Sleep Problems Linked To Decline in Brain Function With Age

June 29th, 2014
New research shows a link between sleep and memory problems in older people. Researchers at the University of Warwick in England conducted an analysis of sleep and cognitive data from 3,968 men and 4,821 women who took part in the English Longitudinal Study ...

Study Finds No Link Between Insomnia, High Blood Pressure

June 26th, 2014
As more than 30 percent of Americans deal with difficulty falling asleep, at least they don't have to worry that their insomnia being associated with high blood pressure. The new findings should relieve concerns of the medical consequences of insomnia on the cardiovascular ...

More Benefits Found In Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s

June 26th, 2014
While it is well-recognized that deep brain stimulation (DBS) improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson's disease (PD), new research finds that DBS also reduces the number and severity of non motor symptoms. "Non-motor features are common in PD patients, ...

Good Sleep in Middle Age Can Improve Cognition

June 17th, 2014
A new study finds that when middle-aged or older people receive six to nine hours of sleep they think better than those sleeping fewer or more hours. The University of Oregon-led study reaffirms numerous small-scale studies in the United States, Western Europe, and ...

Kids of Bipolar Parents May Display Risky Sexual Behavior

June 11th, 2014
Kids of Bipolar Parents May Display Risky Sexual BehaviorBipolar disorder (BD) is a serious psychological disorder known for its dramatic mood shifts that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania. The ...

For Parents and Kids, Sleep Critical to Keeping Pounds Off

June 10th, 2014
For Parents and Kids, Sleep Critical to Keeping Pounds Off A new study suggests sleep should be an important family value; parental sleep is related to a child’s sleep -- which in turn, is ...

Health Texting Can Benefit Pregnant Women

June 10th, 2014
Health Texting Can Benefit Pregnant WomenA pilot study has shown that texting health messages on prenatal care improved pregnant women’s health behavior. Researchers evaluated the short-term effects of a mobile health service, Text4baby, on health ...

For Some, Pets Add to Sleep Disorders

June 5th, 2014
For Some, Pets Add to Sleep Disorders A new Mayo Clinic study discovers our friendly fur-covered sleeping companions may be contributing to their owner’s sleepless nights. Mayo researchers study presented their findings at the 29th ...

Night Owls Find Exercise Schedule More Challenging

June 4th, 2014
Night Owls Find Exercise Schedule More Challenging A new study suggests that people who characterized themselves as night owls are more sedentary and report more difficulties than normal sleepers in maintaining an exercise schedule. Results ...