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Leading sleep expert at Wake Forest to speak at NIH Consensus Conference
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A leading sleep
expert at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center has been invited to speak to an experts consensus conference on chronic insomnia at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The entire three-day conference will be webcast on the internet. Vau...
Overly tired teen? Sleepiness may signal serious health problem
...y and forgetful may have a common ailment: chronic sleep
deprivation. But some tired teens may actually hav...dition such as depression, insomnia, narcolepsy or sleep
apnea, warns a new report in Pediatrics. "For reasons that have to do with both biology and behavior...
High school start times deprive teens of sleep, affect academic performance
...ent high school start times deprive adolescents of sleep
and force students to perform academically in the ...owed that adolescents lost as much as two hours of sleep
per night during the school week, but weekend sleep
times during the school year were similar to tho...
Mayo Clinic case series illuminates connection between welding, brain damage
...r symptoms of anxiety, irritability, shakiness and sleep
disorder. Dr. Josephs encourages physicians to think broadly regarding symptoms potentially associated with welding and manganese fume exposure. "When physicians consider welding and manganese exposure, they often think of a symptom known as 'cock w...
Despite WHO/UNICEF push for 'rooming-in,' mothers and babies being separated at birth
...ere more worried about their own and their babies' sleep
and disturbing noises, when compared with the mothers who chose to room-in. "Negative staff attitudes towards night rooming-in might implicitly suggest to mothers that closeness between mothers and babies is not important," said principal investigat...
Study shows ramelteon reduced insomnia symptoms in elderly
...ients with chronic insomnia fall asleep faster and sleep
longer compared to placebo. Additionally, there was no evidence of next-day residual effects (i.e., recall memory, level of alertness and concentration) in patients taking ramelteon. WHO: Thomas Roth, PhD, director of the Sleep Disorders and Rese...
Large multinational general population study shows restless legs syndrome is common, under-diagnosed
...mon, under-diagnosed, and can significantly impact sleep
and daily activities. Results of the R.E.S.T. (RL...75 percent of these patients reported at least one sleep
related symptom. Disturbance of daytime activities was reported by 55.5 percent of RLS sufferers. ...
Sleep therapy may protect against death from heart disease
A common sleep
therapy used to treat patients with obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) may actually have a protective effect against death related to cardiovascular disease. ...
Many drugs prescribed for chronic insomnia are not approved for that purpose
...Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a sleep
expert from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical...ations for insomnia," said McCall, who directs the sleep
laboratory at Wake Forest Baptist. But he said that evidence to support their effectiveness is poor....
Investigating 'brain shrinkage' in alcoholics
...hanges in the brain. In addition, head injury and sleep
apnoea are more common in alcoholics and can contribute to brain damage. All of these factors particularly the alcohol, thiamine deficiency and cirrhosis are linked and probably contribute in a complex way to cause brain damage." - Both permanen...
Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia
...iety-producing beliefs and erroneous beliefs about sleep
loss. Moreover, this approach is unlikely to carry adverse side effects, and its benefits may be lon...
Design of neonatal intensive care units critical to infant health
...care unit should be designed in a way that fosters sleep
opportunities because research suggests that sleep
is critical to brain development, she notes. Visual and auditory stimulation should be controlled be...
Going to extremes to improve human health
...ysiology. His research includes a special focus on sleep
apnea which can set the stage for high blood pressure. Halliwill, who also studies factors responsible for changes in blood flow to various regions of the body, co-directs the university's Exercise and Environmental Physiology Laboratories with Ch...
New study showed ramelteon helped adults with chronic insomnia fall asleep, sleep longer
...he time it took to fall asleep and increased total sleep
time in adults with chronic insomnia, according to...bably more than half of all Americans experience a sleep
problem at some time in their lives, and it's a serious problem for many adults. People with insomni...
Insomnia may precede and prolong major depression
...nal. Wilfred Pigeon, Ph.D., asst. director of the sleep
lab, was lead author of the study presented today....ntly during the night, but eventually fall back to sleep
each time. Elderly patients are a focus of research because two million older adults have a depressi...
Study shows how sleep improves memory
BOSTON A good night's sleep
triggers changes in the brain that help to improve...hildren infants, in particular require much more sleep
than adults, and also suggest a role for sleep
in the rehabilitation of stroke patients and other in...
Oregon study confirms health benefits of cobblestone walking for older adults
...nefits of cobblestone walking, (e.g., pain relief, sleep
enhancement, improved physical and mental well-being), until recently no controlled studies have been undertaken to scientifically evaluate its benefits and efficacy. "We visited China and noticed that adults of all ages spent about 30 minutes each ...
Animal research suggests new treatment target for epilepsy
...e nervous system and can have such side effects as sleep
disruptions, dizziness and increased risk of developmental side effects," said Georgia Alexander, who with Dwayne Godwin, Ph.D., co-authored the new study. "Because this treatment blocks the pathway that may cause the spread of seizures, it could be ...
Snoring now, hyperactive later?
...est evidence yet that children who snore when they sleep
are far more likely to have attention and hyperact...children who had had other symptoms of obstructive sleep
apnea, in which repeated pauses in breathing disrupt sleep
and can reduce blood oxygen levels. For e...
Kids with bedroom TV sets have lower standardized test scores, Stanford/Packard study shows
...ildren with bedroom televisions have been shown to sleep
less than their peers, or that the minority of parents who allow a home computer but prohibit a bedroom television may be more engaged in their child's education. "A television in a child's bedroom has become the norm," said Robinson. "From the paren...
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