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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Circadian genes go to sleep every day at the periphery of the nucleus
Mobility between different physical environments in the cell nucleus regulates the daily oscillations in the activity of genes that are controlled by the internal biological clock, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Bright screens at night imperil sleep of young teens
A new study has an important implication for tweens and young teens as they head back to school: Taking a gadget to bed could really hurt their sleep. (Medical News Today)

Access to nature tied to better sleep quality in men and seniors
Men and people aged 65 and over were less likely to report insufficient sleep when they had access natural environments like parks, the beach, green spaces, study shows. (Medical News Today)

Study finds that genetic ancestry partially explains 1 racial sleep difference
Study is first to show that race differences in slow-wave sleep may have an independent and significant genetic basisA new study clearly establishes a partial genetic basis underlying racial... (Medical News Today)

Impact of sleep disturbance on recovery in veterans with PTSD and TBI
Poor sleep may impact treatment and recovery in veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). (Medical News Today)

New study indicates magnetic stimulation effective in reducing bedwetting
Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, causes distress in children and young adults, as well as for their parents or caregivers. (Medical News Today)

Kessler researchers find ramelteon may be useful for sleep problems after TBI
Pilot study showed longer total sleep time and improved cognition after 3 weeks of ramelteon therapyKessler researchers found preliminary evidence for the effectiveness of ramelteon for the... (Medical News Today)

Altering daily light-dark cycles affects fertility in middle-aged female mice
The fertility cycle in mammalian females becomes more irregular during the transition to menopause. (Medical News Today)

Systematic review shows 'smart drug' modafinil does enhance cognition
The drug modafinil was developed to treat narcolepsy (excessive sleeping), but it is widely used off-licence as a 'smart drug' to promote cognitive enhancement, where qualities such as alertness and... (Medical News Today)

Kessler Foundation study shows poor sleep contributes to MS-related fatigue
Kessler Foundation's Lauren Strober, PhD, explores the association of secondary fatigue and sleep disturbances in multiple sclerosis (MS). (Medical News Today)

Dream of feeling less tired? The trick comes with age
The elderly are doing something right. New research into the effects of age on sleep suggests our older community sleep less, but report better quality sleep, and feel more awake during the day. (Medical News Today)

Body clock controls waking up and going to sleep with simple mechanism
Researchers have discovered that a simple bicycle mechanism that controls the sleep-wake cycle is shared by both fruit flies and mice. (Medical News Today)

More evidence that kids' headaches increase at back-to-school time
Findings from Nationwide Children's Hospital physicians demonstrate that headaches increase in fall in children, a trend that may be due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep. (Medical News Today)

How energy drinks affect your body within 24 hours
A new infographic demonstrates what an energy drink does to the body within 24 hours. This follows on from an infographic revealing how Coca-Cola affects the body within an hour. (Medical News Today)

Scientists developed a miniature gas sensor for mobile devices - applications from monitoring air quality to healthcare and wellness
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a miniature gas sensor that can be connected to mobile devices. (Medical News Today)

Rapid eye movements in sleep reset dream 'snapshots'
Tel Aviv University, UCLA researchers find eye movements during REM sleep reflect brain activity patterns associated with new imagesRapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, the period in which we... (Medical News Today)

New biomarkers show exercise helps reduce daytime sleep disorder, researchers find
Aerobic exercise can help alleviate excessive daytime sleepiness among depressed individuals, researchers with UT Southwestern Medical Center's Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care have... (Medical News Today)

Worn-out warriors? ONR looks at importance of sleep to warfighters
Americans are famously hard chargers who usually don't get enough shut-eye. That's particularly true in military ranks, where operational tempo is fast paced and mission completion paramount. (Medical News Today)

Students' health impacted by early school starts, say CDC
A new study has revealed fewer than 1 in 5 schools in the US start at the recommend time of 8.30 am. By starting school too early, students are not getting enough sleep. (Medical News Today)

Could sleeping on one's side reduce risk of Alzheimer's?
New research suggests that sleeping on one’s side is better for removal of brain waste, an accumulation of which may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases. (Medical News Today)

'Start high and go low' dosing strategy advised for chronic insomnia
A study finds chronic insomnia patients may get better treatment response and lower incidence of side effects if they use smaller and fewer doses of sleep drugs plus placebos. (Medical News Today)

HETLIOZ (tasimelteon) Phase III set and reset trial results published in The Lancet
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) has announced publication of pivotal trial results related to patient entrainment in the August issue of The Lancet. (Medical News Today)

Frequent travel is damaging to health and wellbeing, according to new study
Researchers from the University of Surrey and Lund University (Sweden) investigated how frequent, long-distance travel is represented in mass and social media. (Medical News Today)

How does being 'on-call' impact employee fatigue?
With the growing demands of consumerism and the need to assist customers on the clock, today's employees are working anything but nine to five. (Medical News Today)

Chronic insomnia sufferers may find relief with half of standard pill dose
Findings point to use of placebos to help sufferers sleepThe roughly nine million Americans who rely on prescription sleeping pills to treat chronic insomnia may be able to get relief from as... (Medical News Today)

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