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2008-12-16 10:44:39

Having teens start school one hour later, allowing students to sleep longer, resulted in a drop in teen auto accidents, U.S. researchers said. Senior author Dr. Barbara Phillips, director of the University of Kentucky Healthcare Good Samaritan Sleep Center in Lexington, said that when school started an hour later students reported sleeping from 12 minutes to 30 minutes more per night. The percentage of students who got at least eight hours of sleep per weeknight increased significantly from...

2008-12-15 10:11:49

A study in the Dec. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine shows that after a one-hour delay of school start times, teens increased their average nightly hours of sleep and decreased their "catch-up sleep" on the weekends, and they were involved in fewer auto accidents.When school started one hour later students averaged from 12 minutes (grade nine) to 30 minutes (grade 12) more self-reported nightly sleep. The percentage of students who got at least eight hours of sleep per...

2008-12-08 17:55:43

British researchers suggest a connection between the body's clock and abnormalities in metabolism and diabetes. Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the MRC Epidemiology Unit, both in Cambridge, England, identified a gene involved in the way the body responds to the 24-hour, day-night cycle that is strongly linked to high blood sugar levels and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. We have extremely strong, incontrovertible evidence that the gene encoding melatonin...

2008-12-01 18:01:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: VNDA) reports publication in The Lancet, one of the world's leading medical journals, results of clinical trials of its novel circadian regulator, experimental compound tasimelteon (VEC-162). The publication by Rajaratnam et al(1) is entitled "Melatonin agonist tasimelteon (VEC-162) for transient insomnia after sleep-time shift: two randomised controlled multicentre trials." Results are reported from two...

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2008-07-24 00:25:00

Along with all the other changes that come with age, healthy older people also lose some capacity for sleep, according to a new report published online on July 24th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the dark each day for several days, younger people get an average of 9 hours of shuteye compared to 7.5 for older people, the researchers report. "The most parsimonious explanation for our results is that older people need less sleep," said...

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2008-06-09 12:15:00

Insomnia complaints among college students are significantly associated with a decline in school performance based on self-reported grade-point average (GPA), according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS).The study, authored by James F. Pagel, MD, of the University of Colorado, focused on 64 psychology, nursing and medical students, with an average age of 27.4 years. GPA (2.0 to...

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2007-01-25 00:00:00

WASHINGTON -- Yawning away your workday? So are many Americans -- an estimated 47 million of us are sleep-deprived, and insomnia is the most common sleep complaint reported by women and men across all stages of adulthood, according to the National Institutes of Health. Insomnia can be acute -- a stressful event that impairs sleep for two weeks -- or chronic sleeplessness that persists for more than six weeks. Chronic insomnia can also suggest underlying medical problems, such as psychiatric...

2006-09-01 11:12:20

By Charnicia E. Huggins NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - As school doors open across the country, teenagers should be sure to adjust their summer sleep schedule to their new school schedule, experts advise. In other words, they should start hitting the sack earlier so that they will be able to awake earlier and be alert in morning classes. But for teens with a sleep disorder known as delayed sleep phase syndrome, this solution may not be so simple. "A lot of teens have a tendency to want...

2006-02-10 08:05:53

LONDON (Reuters) - Melatonin is described as a natural nightcap but researchers said on Friday there is no scientific evidence that it relieves jet lag. The hormone, which is available in over-the-counter supplements, helps regulate the body's daily rhythms. Shift workers and air travellers take it to improve their sleep patterns. But scientists at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Canada found it had no significant impact. "Our results do not provide evidence that melatonin is...

2006-02-09 19:07:08

LONDON (Reuters) - Melatonin is described as a natural nightcap but researchers said on Friday there is no scientific evidence that it relieves jet lag. The hormone, which is available in over-the-counter supplements, helps regulate the body's daily rhythms. Shift workers and air travellers take it to improve their sleep patterns. But scientists at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Canada found it had no significant impact. "Our results do not provide evidence that melatonin is...


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