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Researchers have shown that the unfolded protein response, which is an adaptive response to stress induced by sleep deprivation, is impaired in the brains of old mice.
Select Comfort, the nation's leading bed retailer and maker of the Sleep Number bed, challenge Americans to adopt better sleep habits by signing a pledge on www.beds.com to sleep one more hour each day.
One of the world's first laboratories devoted solely to research on how sleep and biological rhythms influence depression, substance abuse and other aspects of mental well-being has opened at the University of Michigan Health System.
During discontinuation of heavy heavy marijuana use, PSG measures of sleep disturbance were detected in heavy marijuana users compared with a drugfree control group.
Researchers have shown for the first time what happens to the visual perceptions of healthy but sleep-deprived volunteers who fight to stay awake, like people who try to drive through the night.
While weary, overextended Americans are turning to "quick fixes" like caffeine and performance-enhancing supplements, which claim to improve everything from their daily workout to their sex lives, they are losing sight of what experts say is essential to improved performance: a good night's sleep.
A study is the first known to report that short and long sleepers are more likely to have metabolic syndrome, or a combination of medical disorders that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
More people than ever before are buying bedding products that meet established scientific standards -- especially people with asthma and allergies -- in search of a better night's sleep.
REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder is associated with anxiety, apathy, lower scores in attention and executive functioning, as well as symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Infant children who sleep less than 12 hours per day or have dcreased levels of sleeping pattern have an increased risk of being overweight as preschoolers than those who sleep 12 hours or more.
A relationship has been observed between deep sleep and the ability of the brain to learn specific tasks. Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have now shown that the processes that regulate deep sleep may affect visual learning.
"These findings show that deep sleep is important for visual learning and possibly the ability of the brain to learn new tasks," said Daniel Aeschbach, researcher in the Division of Sleep Medicine at BWH and lead author of the study.
Keeping those with somnambulism awake for a whole day makes sleepwalking episodes occur more frequently as soon as they get asleep.