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2010-02-01 08:00:00

A study in the Feb. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that healthy older adults without sleep disorders can expect to have a reduced "sleep need" and to be less sleepy during the day than healthy young adults. Results show that during a night of eight hours in bed, total sleep time decreased significantly and progressively with age. Older adults slept about 20 minutes less than middle-aged adults, who slept 23 minutes less than young adults. The number of awakenings and the amount of time...

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2009-12-22 10:18:27

Are Swedish dairy cows getting sufficient sleep? The exact duration of sleep a dairy cow needs is unknown today. However, new research at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) aims at studying how much sleep a dairy cow needs and if there are any connections between the need for sleep and serious health problems such as mastitis and lack of energy early in lactation. It is well known that people need sufficient sleep in order to feel well. Research on humans and different...

2009-11-16 16:34:32

Sleep deprivation adversely affects automatic, accurate responses and can lead to potentially devastating errors, a finding of particular concern among firefighters, police officers, soldiers and others who work in a sleep-deprived state, University of Texas at Austin researchers say. Psychology professors Todd Maddox and David Schnyer found moderate sleep deprivation causes some people to shift from a faster and more accurate process of information categorization (information-integration) to...

2009-11-06 08:00:00

MURRYSVILLE, Pa., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips Respironics applauds the efforts of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to raise awareness about an important public health issue -- chronic sleep insufficiency. The CDC's release of the first-ever government study to monitor state-by-state differences in sleeplessness is a milestone in quantifying the size and scope of the problem. As a long-time educator, industry leader and sleep therapy manufacturer, Philips Respironics...

2009-11-01 14:33:40

This is the first study to analyze the effects of sleep deprivation on information-categorization A study in the Nov.1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that sleep deprivation causes some people to shift from a more automatic, implicit process of information categorization (information-integration) to a more controlled, explicit process (rule-based). This use of rule-based strategies in a task in which information-integration strategies are optimal can lead to potentially devastating errors...

2009-10-26 10:18:39

A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation. Just as important, the team believes that the cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation, such as an inability to focus, learn or memorize, may be reversible by reducing the concentration of a specific enzyme that builds up in the hippocampus of the brain. It is known that sleep...

2009-09-28 08:00:00

BRIGHTON, Mass., and SEATTLE, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep HealthCenters LLC and REM Medical Corporation have merged to create the leading comprehensive sleep medicine company in the country. Sleep HealthCenters is the largest provider of such services in New England, while REM Medical operates primarily in the Arizona and Washington marketplaces. The Sleep HealthCenters and REM Medical union provides a bi-coastal presence of leading, accredited, comprehensive centers for the...

2009-09-21 14:16:40

According to a new review of neuroscientific research, coercive interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration to extract information from terrorist suspects are likely to have been unsuccessful and may have had many unintended negative effects on the suspect's memory and brain functions. A new article, published by Cell Press on September 21st in the journal, Trends in Cognitive Science, reviews scientific evidence demonstrating that repeated and extreme stress and anxiety have...

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2009-07-23 09:55:00

Overweight and obese people may face more struggles with losing weight during tough economic times, according to a report issued on Wednesday. Lead researcher Dr. Jason Block of Harvard Medical School in Boston said that although doctors know that stress can be the root of many health issues, experts have little evidence to show its impact on weight gain. "Where you start in terms of your weight seems to matter in how stress is associated with weight gain," Block, who conducted the research...

2009-07-01 07:17:26

Women who get less sleep are more likely to have higher levels of biomarkers linked to heart disease. According to British researchers who followed more than 4,600 people in their mid-30s, women who reported sleeping seven hours a night had higher levels of IL-6 than those who reported sleeping eight hours. Those sleeping five hours or less had higher levels of hs-CRP. The findings held true even after the investigators adjusted the results to take other factors influencing sleep into...


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