Sleep Disorders News

Nov 16, 2017
Study shows therapy improves quality of life in people who have sleep apnea
Positive airway pressure therapy produces meaningful benefits for patients.
Nov 13, 2017
Studying sleep’s profound and extensive effects on brain function
Research reveals effects of poor sleep on brain, how sleep consolidates memories.
Nov 06, 2017
Depressed with a chronic disease? Consider alternative therapies
Scientists find that commonly prescribed antidepressants aren't effective in people battling both depression and a chronic medical disease, raising a critical question of whether doctors should enact widespread changes in how they treat millions of depressed Americans.
Oct 26, 2017
Smell sensitivity varies with circadian rhythm, study suggests
Smell sensitivity varies over the course of each day, tracking with the body's internal day-night cycle, or circadian rhythm.
Oct 10, 2017
FDA approves implantable device to treat moderate to severe central sleep apnea
U.S Food and Drug Administration approves a new treatment option for patients who have been diagnosed with moderate to severe central sleep apnea.
Sep 15, 2017
Poor sleep hastens progression of kidney disease
People with chronic kidney disease may be especially vulnerable to the deleterious effects of poor sleep.
Sep 14, 2017
SIDS research confirms changes in babies’ brain chemistry
University of Adelaide researchers have confirmed that abnormalities in a common brain chemical are linked to sudden infant death syndrome.
Jul 03, 2017
The secret connection between anxiety and sleep
A new study reveals a role of the BNST GABAergic system in sleep/wakefulness control, especially in shifting animals' behavioral states from NREM sleep to wakefulness. It also provides insight into the pathophysiology of insomnia and the role of orexin in arousal regulation.
Jun 12, 2017
Insomnia genes found
An international team of researchers has found, for the first time, 7 risk genes for insomnia. This is an important step toward the unraveling of the biological mechanisms that cause insomnia. The findings are published today in Nature Genetics.
May 22, 2017
Deep sleep maintains the learning efficiency of the brain
For the first time, researchers have demonstrated the causal context of why deep sleep is important to the learning efficiency of the human brain. They have developed a new, non-invasive method for modulating deep sleep in humans in a targeted region of the brain.
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