Latest Delayed sleep phase syndrome Stories

2005-11-12 09:46:31

A light box plus melatonin may let travelers arrive refreshed Tired travelers may have a means of reducing or preventing jet lag, researchers report. By using light box therapy and the over-the-counter drug melatonin, people can reset their circadian "body clocks" before a journey, according to a U.S. study in the current issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. This approach can also be used to help people with delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS), a condition caused by...

2005-11-01 20:18:49

A simple, at-home treatment -- a single light box and the over-the-counter drug melatonin -- allows travelers to avoid jet lag by resetting their circadian body clock before crossing several time zones, according to new research being published in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. This treatment can also help those with delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS), a persistent condition that results from a misalignment between a person's internal biological...

2005-09-08 12:40:00

For many, back-to-school means a whole new wake-up time HealthDay News -- A summer of irregular sleeping patterns can make it tough for kids returning to school to wake up when they should, but specific strategies can help them reset their internal clocks. Better sleep means better, happier students, experts point out, and the time to get kids' sleep schedules in sync with the new semester is now. "If you go into a classroom and pick out the poorest-performing kid, the odds are they have a...

2005-09-06 15:25:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The long hours and overnight shifts that are a rite of passage for young doctors may leave them so sleep-deprived that they function as poorly as if they'd had a few cocktails, a new study finds. In findings published in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, 34 young pediatric residents showed similar impairments in vigilance, attention, and driving skills on standardized tests after they had been on duty overnight in the hospital and...

2004-12-23 08:56:08

Review finds supplement helps only some who have trouble falling asleep HealthDayNews -- A U.S. government review of more than 50 studies on the effect of melatonin on sleep has found little evidence that the supplement helps people drift off. While melatonin does aid sleep in a certain group of people whose biological clocks are out of kilter, researchers found it doesn't promote sleep among the most common users of the supplement -- those suffering from jet lag or weary shift workers. "A...

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