Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders Disruptions in sleep can be caused by a variety of issues, from teeth grinding (bruxism) to night terrors. When a person suffers from difficulty in sleeping with no obvious cause, it is referred to as insomnia. In addition, sleep disorders may also cause sufferers to sleep excessively, a condition known as hypersomnia. Management of sleep disturbances that are secondary to mental, medical, or substance abuse disorders should focus on the underlying conditions.

Sleep Disorders Could Be Eating Away At Your Brain

By | Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:50

Researchers have discovered that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder, which causes people to act out their dreams, is a predictor of brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Poor Sleep Sends Cardiovascular Patients Back To The Hospital

By | Sun, 04/06/2014 - 17:29

For heart failure patients, poor sleep is associated with a much higher risk of hospitalization, a new study finds.

Your Sleep Cycle May Be Influenced By This Novel Protein

By | Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:00

Researchers identify, in fruit flies, the protein made by the gene that promotes and regulates sleep as well as a mutant gene — dubbed "Wide Awake" — that sabotages the biological clock.

Children Who Watch More TV Sleep Less

By | Mon, 03/10/2014 - 16:00

Children who watch more than 1.5 hours of TV per day are significantly more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study finds.

Does Insomnia Make You Stupid?

By | Sun, 03/09/2014 - 18:05

Sleep problems were associated with lower brain volume in frontal lobe, researchers found in a study of Gulf War veterans.

5 Tips On How To Spring Forward, Without Feeling Tired

By | Sat, 03/08/2014 - 13:14

This year for daylight saving time, spring forward without feeling tired, by following these five healthy tips from getting more sunlight to exercising before 5 p.m. daily.

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need, And Why?

By | Fri, 03/07/2014 - 08:30

Your basal sleep need and sleep debt will help determine how much sleep you need each night.

Researchers Think They've Figured Out Why You Can't Sleep

By | Fri, 02/28/2014 - 15:00

People with chronic insomnia show more plasticity — more adaptability to change — and also more activity in the motor cortex, the region of the brain that controls movement.

Undiganosed Sleep Apnea Worsens Fatigue for MS Patients

By | Fri, 02/14/2014 - 15:00

New research suggests patients with MS are more likely to have an undiagnosed sleeping disorder, which could contribute to their fatigue.

Snore No More With Vocal Warm-ups And Singing Exercises

By | Tue, 01/21/2014 - 14:42

A composer and community choir director designed a special program of vocal exercises, known as Singing for Snorers, which is intended to reduce snoring caused by lax muscles in the upper throat.

For Sleep Apnea Patients Tired Of Masks, A New Device Promises Relief

By | Wed, 01/08/2014 - 21:19

Sleep apnea patients who can't tolerate clunky air masks while they sleep may soon find relief in an implantable device that uses mild electronic stimulation to open the upper-airway.

Will Genetic Link To Narcolepsy Pave The Way For Treatments?

By | Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:23

European researchers have discovered that a specific genetic variant is connected to the unusual sleeping disorder, narcolepsy.

Boys With Autism May Suffer Sleep Issues From Bedroom TVs

By | Wed, 11/20/2013 - 12:55

Bedroom access to screen-based media, such as a TV or computer, may yield sleeping problems for boys with autism.

How Overcoming Insomnia May Help Treat Depression

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 15:08

Scientists are examining new ways of treating insomnia through talk therapy, which may dissolve depression symptoms.

Consistent Bed And Wake Times Linked To Healthier Weight In Women

By | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 11:56

Women who consistently wake up and go to sleep at the same time could be more likely to have a healthier weight and a lower body fat percentage.