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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Everyone has their own daily rhythm of digital activity, shows study
Over the past decade, there has been a surge of scientific studies on the digital activity of people, such as making mobile calls, texting, e-mailing, and posting on social media. (Medical News Today)

Cell's waste disposal system regulates body clock proteins
New way to identify interacting proteins could identify potential drug targetsRhythmic expression of key genes is essential for maintaining proper timekeeping of the body's clock. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover body clock switch
Scientists have created a mathematical model of how the circadian clock works and have discovered a 'switch' that may be instrumental in preventing sleep and circadian disorders. (Medical News Today)

To live longer, replace 1 hour of sitting with walking daily
Could it be this simple? A new study suggests replacing sitting with walking for 1 hour each day could reduce the risk of early death by up to 14%. (Medical News Today)

Later bedtimes linked to greater weight gain
Teenagers and young adults who go to bed late may be at greater risk for weight gain, according to new research led by the University of California-Berkeley. (Medical News Today)

UCD researcher's findings may lead to therapeutic targets for heart diseases associated with obstructive sleep apnoea
Dr Silke Ryan, a University College Dublin (UCD) medical researcher, has delivered the flagship Cournand lecture at European Respiratory Society's (ERS) 2015 international congress. (Medical News Today)

Molecular switch keeps the circadian clock running on time
Circadian rhythms help everything from plants to humans coordinate with the daily light-dark cycle, but how this natural clock keeps accurate time, or why it goes awry in people with sleep disorders... (Medical News Today)

Keeping the body ticking
Tick tock. Tick tock. A team of scientists from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor have discovered a molecular switch that regulates the... (Medical News Today)

Deep sleep boosts immunological memory
Just as psychological memory stores environmental and social information, scientists suggests that the immune system stores immunological information for future use. (Medical News Today)

5 sleep tips for school-aged children
Everyone needs to sleep. A good night's sleep boosts health, safety, performance and wellbeing, and it's especially important for school-age children. (Medical News Today)

Sleep clinics offer hope to parents of children with intellectual disabilities
Sleep clinics aimed at parents of children with challenging behaviour can improve the chances of a peaceful night, a team of specialists has concluded. (Medical News Today)

Baby sleep: which position is best?
Find out about what position is best for a baby to sleep in, along with how to provide a baby with a safe sleep environment and decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. (Medical News Today)

Sleep apnea 'could be misdiagnosed as depression'
Around 73% of people with sleep apnea were found to have depressive symptoms in a new study, suggesting the sleep condition could be misdiagnosed as depression. (Medical News Today)

CPAP therapy reduces symptoms of depression in adults with sleep apnea
A new study shows that depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous... (Medical News Today)

Brain consolidates memory with three-step brainwave
Our long-term memory is consolidated when we sleep. Short-term memory traces in the hippocampus, an area deep in the brain, are then relocated to more outer parts of the brain. (Medical News Today)

Long naps and daytime sleepiness could increase risk of diabetes
A new meta-analysis suggests that napping for longer than an hour and excessive daytime sleepiness could be linked with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

How an evening coffee can disrupt our body clock
A new study finds that consuming caffeine in the evening delays the body clock by 40 minutes, with implications for jet lag and sleep disorders. (Medical News Today)

Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in adults
A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in adults is partially explained by genetic factors, and this heritability is higher in females than in males. (Medical News Today)

Long sleep and high blood copper levels go hand in hand
Persons sleeping less than 6 hours or more than 10 hours suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than persons sleeping 7-8 hours per night. (Medical News Today)

Inadequate sleep linked to early signs of heart disease
Researchers find that extreme sleep durations and poor quality of sleep are linked with elevated levels of coronary artery calcium and arterial stiffness. (Medical News Today)

Melatonin and multiple sclerosis: Why MS symptoms may improve as the days get shorter
New research from Brigham and Women's Hospital offers an answer to the MS 'seasonal paradox'For patients and clinicians alike, it's long been a mystery: why do symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS)... (Medical News Today)

Back to school: health tips for schoolchildren
In this Spotlight, we take a look at a number of health tips to help children heading back to the classroom stay as healthy as possible. (Medical News Today)

Surgery improves quality of life for patients with chronic sinus infection, sleep dysfunction
Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (sinus infection) and obstructive sleep apnea report a poor quality of life, which is substantially improved following endoscopic sinus surgery, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Simple test predicts obstructive sleep apnea in patients hospitalized for heart failure
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University showed that a simple questionnaire, evaluation and pulse-oximetry monitoring can lead to early detection of sleep apnea in patients hospitalized for... (Medical News Today)

Research published on the link between insomnia and the control of emotion
People who are losing the ability to regulate their emotions may be more likely to suffer from insomnia. And if they do, that insomnia is more likely to become persistent. (Medical News Today)

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