Sleep News

Sleep Disturbances Plague Most Parkinson’s Patients

July 12th, 2014
Up to 70 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience sleep difficulties that negatively affect their quality of life, according to a new review in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. For example, some patients have unhealthy sleep/wake patterns, such as having a difficult time ...

24 Hours Without Sleep Can Lead to Schizophrenia-Like Symptoms

July 12th, 2014
Going 24 hours without sleep can lead to schizophrenia-like symptoms in healthy people, according to a new international study. The tired patients experienced several symptoms that would otherwise be attributed to psychosis or schizophrenia. "It was clear to us that a sleepless night ...

Interrupted Sleep Can Be As Harmful As No Sleep

July 9th, 2014
New parents often have a low quality of life as they tend to necessities such as a feeding, a diaper change, or just a fussy baby, for every hour on the hour. Parents often report feeling more exhausted in the morning than when ...

Health, Money Woes Top Stressors in U.S.

July 9th, 2014
New research investigates the burden of stress in America, with some striking findings. In an NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)/Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) poll, researchers discovered that about half of the public (49 percent) reported that they had a major stressful ...

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 ...