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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Diabetes risk increased for men who get too much, too little sleep
Men who sleep more or less than the average 7 hours each night may be at higher risk of developing diabetes, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Chronic fatigue syndrome: Could altered gut bacteria be a cause?
Researchers find that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have an altered gut microbiome, which may shed light on the cause of the elusive condition. (Medical News Today)

Foot wrap shows promise as drug-free option to treat restless legs syndrome
A pilot study shows a foot wrap that applies pressure, causing the brain to relax muscles, is 1.4 times more effective than a standard drug treatment. (Medical News Today)

Our biological clock governs neuron reactivity
Researchers from the University of Liège (Belgium), in collaboration with colleagues from Milan (Italy), Surrey (UK) and West Virginia (USA), discovered that controlling neuron reactivity is part... (Medical News Today)

Depression, adverse childhood events and sleep disturbances linked to changes in the immune system
Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research from the University of Eastern Finland. (Medical News Today)

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty
People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep... (Medical News Today)

Researchers find possible missing link between sleep and improved memory
A team of sleep researchers at the University of California, Riverside, led by psychology professor Sara C. (Medical News Today)

Mechanism through which sleep improves memory uncovered
For the first time, researchers show that the autonomic nervous system helps short-term memory consolidate into long-term memory during REM sleep. (Medical News Today)

Sleepiness and fatigue linked to brain atrophy in cognitively normal elderly
A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas... (Medical News Today)

Recharge with sleep: Pediatric sleep recommendations promoting optimal health
For the first time, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has released official consensus recommendations for the amount of sleep needed to promote optimal health in children and teenagers... (Medical News Today)

Could less time in bed prevent chronic insomnia?
New research suggests people with acute insomnia may be able to prevent it developing into chronic insomnia by spending less - not more - time in bed. (Medical News Today)

Caffeine has little to no benefit after 3 nights of sleep restriction
New study shows caffeine is not sufficient to prevent performance decline long term. (Medical News Today)

In MS, can better sleep improve cognition?
Multiple sclerosis looks different from person to person. In many individuals, though, the difficulty in maintaining a sense of self and in keeping up intellectually can be the disease's most... (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea symptoms eased with implantable stimulation device
An implantable device that stimulates tongue nerves is an effective treatment for sleep apnea patients who do not respond to CPAP, new research confirms. (Medical News Today)

Amino acid identified associated with poor performance under sleep restriction
The amino acid acetylcarnitine may help predict an individual's neurobehavioral performance during chronic sleep restriction, according to results of a new study (abstract 0251) from researchers at... (Medical News Today)

Weight and diet may help predict sleep quality
Overweight adults spend more of their sleep in REM stage than healthy weight adults do, says Penn Medicine study. (Medical News Today)

Late sleepers have a poorer diet
People who sleep late tend to have poorer diets and to be less physically active, but their BMI is not necessarily any higher, says a new study. (Medical News Today)

Study shows strong prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans
Over 47% of female veterans reported insomnia symptoms.A new study sheds light on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms among female veterans. (Medical News Today)

Lighting color affects sleep and wakefulness
Green light promotes sleep while blue light delays it, find Oxford researchers.A research team from Oxford University have shown how different colours of light could affect our ability to sleep. (Medical News Today)

Most people don't sleep any worse when taking medicines with sleep disturbance warnings
Medicines that carry warnings about sleep disturbances do not seem to contribute to the amount of sleep disturbances in the general population, according to new 'real world' research. (Medical News Today)

Insufficient sleep cycle - especially for shift workers - may increase heart disease risk
The body's involuntary processes may malfunction in shift workers and other chronically sleep-deprived people, and may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research... (Medical News Today)

Stroke severity worse for shift workers
Shift work is known to disrupt the internal body clock. New research suggests this can worsen stroke outcomes, particularly for male shift workers. (Medical News Today)

Let a baby cry for better sleep, say researchers
Researchers suggest a technique that involves letting a baby cry rather than rushing to their aid may result in better sleep for infants and parents. (Medical News Today)

Mimicking deep sleep brain activity improves memory
It is not surprising that a good night's sleep improves our ability to remember what we learned during the day. (Medical News Today)

Five common medical misconceptions
Science constantly uncovers new information, but there are still plenty of misconceptions that get passed around. Here we burst five such common myths. (Medical News Today)

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