Sleep News

Smartphones Tied to Poor Sleep In Teens

February 3rd, 2015
A new Swiss study suggests teens with smartphones are more apt to use digital media, and have an increased risk of sleep problems and depressive symptoms. Due to wireless Internet connections and cheap flat rates, teenagers with smartphones are now able to spend ...

Babies Show Memory Consolidation During Sleep

February 2nd, 2015
Emerging research discovers that while infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. German researchers found that babies of the age from nine to 16 months remember the names of objects better if they had a short nap. And only after sleeping can ...

Chronic Insomnia Increases Risk of High Blood Pressure

January 28th, 2015
New research discovers insomniacs who take longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep face a greater risk of hypertension. The study, conducted at West China Hospital, is the first to test whether insomnia taking longer to fall asleep -- called physiological hyperarousal -- ...

Sleep Rules and Routine Improve Kids’ Slumber

January 27th, 2015
New research finds household rules and regular sleep-wake routines help kids get better and more age-appropriate sleep. Pennsylvania State researchers found that well-established rules for getting good sleep, such as limited caffeine and a regular bedtime, led to sufficient sleep quantity and adequate sleep ...

Reducing Work-Family Conflicts Improves Employees’ Sleep

January 27th, 2015
Workers who took part in an intervention designed to reduce conflicts between their work schedules and their family lives got an extra hour of sleep each week and reported greater sleep satisfaction than workers who did not participate, according to a new ...

Fruit Fly Study Suggests All-Nighters Hamper Memory

January 26th, 2015
Researchers have associated sleep deprivation to problems with memory and learning for several years. Most animals, from flies to humans, have trouble remembering when sleep deprived, and studies have shown that sleep is critical in converting short-term into long-term memory, a process known ...

Lucid Dreamers are More Self-Reflective

January 25th, 2015
A new study has discovered that the area of the brain that enables self-reflection is larger in lucid dreamers — those people who can control their dreams. According to researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the Max Planck ...

Good Sleep in Youth and Middle Age Linked to Better Memory in Old Age

January 23rd, 2015
Alluring new research suggests that obtaining adequate amounts of sleep during middle age may help to maintain mental functions 30 years later. Researchers have known that obtaining appropriate amounts of sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning. Also, ...

Kids’ Poor Sleep Can Up Risk for Substance Abuse

January 19th, 2015
It is not a secret that sleep issues are common among American youth. A new study now finds that sleep problems can predict specific substance-related problems. Using a nationally representative sample, researchers discover that sleep difficulties and hours of sleep can predict a number ...

Researchers Work to Reset Circadian Rhythm

January 19th, 2015
A new area of study may make it easier to adjust to the problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Although the science is not quite there, recent work by Drs. Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. Boivin from the Douglas Mental ...