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Wake Up Refreshed With Brain-monitoring Alarm Clock
2011-10-21 03:14:23

We all know the feeling, the short, sharp shock of waking to the sound of an alarm clock. Whether the traditional clattering metal bells, the incessant beeping of digital or the dulcet tones of today's radio news reader. Even the chance to slap the snooze button to grab a few extra moments between the sheets does not leave everyone feeling refreshed when they finally crawl out of bed. Now, researchers in India think they have the answer. Writing in a forthcoming issue of the International...

Poor Sleep Quality Can Affect Blood Pressure
2011-08-30 08:24:38

  A new study has found that older men who suffer from a lack of deep sleep are nearly twice as likely to have high blood pressure (HBP), reports BBC News. The new research, published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association, suggests that reduced slow wave sleep (SWS) is a powerful predictor for developing the condition that causes deadly heart attack, stroke and other health problems. SWS, a deep stage of sleep, is characterized by non-rapid eye movement...

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2011-07-26 11:45:00

A new study by researchers at Stanford University, using a technique that manipulates light to control brain cells, has shown that broken sleep causes memory impairment in mice. Until recently scientists have been unable to separate the effects on the brain of different sleep patterns. But in the newest study, they were able to overcome that problem using the new method, known as optogenetics. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the study could help...

2011-07-21 12:25:31

The optgenetical engineering technology controls the activity of orexin neurons of the brain Recently, optogenetics, which controls the activity of neuron using the light-activated protein, has been getting a lot of attention. This light-activated protein works like a switch of neurons by sensing specific color of light. This time, Associate Professor Akihiro YAMANAKA and Dr. Tomomi Tsunematsu from National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS), succeeded in suppressing only the...

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2011-05-02 11:40:00

Increased bursts of sleep among infants are linked to infant growth spurts in body length, a study published in the journal Sleep found. Instead of relying on parental recall of infant sleep patterns and growth, the study recorded real time data over a duration of a four to 17-month span. Daily sleep patterns of infants were recorded by 23 parents involved in the study, and 5,798 daily recordings were analyzed. The study included fourteen girls and nine boys, with a median age of 12 days, who...

2011-03-06 23:01:00

National Sleep Foundation Releases Annual Sleep in America Poll Exploring Connections with Communications Technology Use and Sleep WASHINGTON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 Sleep in America® poll released today by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) finds pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed. It also finds that a significant number of Americans aren't getting the sleep they say they need and are searching for ways to cope....

2011-01-24 23:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bedrooms are important to getting a good night's sleep, according to the first ever Bedroom Poll from the National Sleep Foundation. The poll found that Americans love their bedrooms and believe that comfort and cleanliness are fundamental to good sleep. Almost Half of Americans Are "Great Sleepers" While most Americans believe their bedrooms are important to good sleep, only about four in ten Americans (42%) are "great sleepers" who...

2011-01-07 07:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily Burn, Inc., a leading online health and fitness solution and Zeo Inc., creators of the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach, today announced the integration of sleep quality tracking into the body metrics system on the DailyBurn website, www.DailyBurn.com. The integration brings a training sophistication used by elite athletes to DailyBurn users to maximize their fitness. By monitoring quality of sleep, users can see its direct correlation on the ability...

2010-12-30 16:56:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the daily stresses of life continually piling on and not enough hours in the day to get everything done, one of the most common things that people tend to cheat themselves out of is a good night's sleep. Spoonk acupressure mats offer a natural way to get a deeper and more restful sleep at the end of the day, enabling its users to break this cycle and make sleep deprivation a thing of the past. The Spoonk mat uses over 6,000...

2010-11-04 00:00:45

WizPill, a cutting edge new sleep aid pillow utilizes the most advanced and effective medical and scientific research to offer a new way to overcome sleep loss and feel more rested. The pillow utilizes bone conduction transducers, sleep-inducing sound waves, music therapy, oxygen therapy, ergonomic design and more to help the user gain from the many health benefits of quality sleep. New York, NY (Vocus) November 3, 2010 WizPill, the newest, most advanced sleep aid pillow, utilizes...