Sleep News

Sleep Deficits = Memory Problems

July 22nd, 2014
Americans are not receiving adequate amounts of sleep with experts stating that sleep insufficiencies are now a public health epidemic. New research adds to the list of symptoms that a lack of sleep triggers as scientist discover sleep voids can lead to ...

Persistent Sleep Problems after Divorce Need Attention

July 18th, 2014
University of Arizona researchers have discovered that prolonged sleep problems after a divorce may be associated with hypertension. Experts cite a growing body of research that links divorce to significant negative health effects and even early death, yet few studies have looked at ...

Poor Sleep Lowers Activity Level of Those With PTSD

July 17th, 2014
A new study suggests that compromised sleep quality as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can lead to a reduction in physical activity. Limited physical activity, in turn, is linked to negative health outcomes such as obesity. “We found that sleep quality was ...

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 ...