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Specific Brain Cells Found That Determine When Its Sleepy Time
2014-02-20 10:43:43

[ Watch the Video: What Triggers Sleepiness? ] Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Oxford University have figured out which nerve cells in the brain alert us to the fact that it is time to sleep. These nerve cells, or neurons, fire when we are tired and cool down once we are rested. The findings could help scientists develop drugs that target these regions in the brain and help treat sleep disorders such as insomnia. The study, published in the...

Using Benedryl For Sleep Could Be Your Worst Nightmare
2013-10-07 15:03:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have been waking up tired lately then one sleep expert says maybe you should stop using antihistamines like Benadryl. People take antihistamines to help with their allergies, but the medicine is also known for causing drowsiness. While medicines like Benadryl can help people fall asleep, a Baylor College of Medicine sleep expert says it shouldn't be used as a sleep aid. “Many allergy sufferers know that antihistamines work...

2013-05-17 23:01:17

Between May 17 and May 31, 2013, Dr. Avi Ishaaya will offer free screening and assessment for sleep apnea, an identifiable cause of hypertension. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Dr. Avi Ishaaya, a nationally recognized sleep specialist and the founder of the I AM Sleep Program, specializing in portable home diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, will offer free sleep apnea assessments and $100 off the regular price of the home sleep test beginning May 17, World Hypertension Day, and...

Antidote For Hypersomnia May Be On The Horizon
2012-11-22 05:49:40

[ Watch the Video: Waking Sleeping Beauty ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study by scientists at Emory University found that some patients who suffer from hypersomnia also have an antidote in their cerebrospinal fluid that works similarly to a sleeping pill. In particular, hypersomnia occurs when individuals have a higher need for sleep. This sleep disorder will make it difficult for people to wake up, with some sleeping over 70 hours. The effects...

2012-07-30 02:25:46

Awards to Researchers at Harvard, Stanford and Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children WORCESTER, Mass., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. (WUN), a nonprofit dedicated to broadening awareness of narcolepsy and accelerating the pace of medical discovery in the disorder, recently made research grants totaling $40,000 to three world-leading scientific investigators. The awardees are: Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, director of the Center for Sleep...

2012-06-11 10:24:24

DUBLIN, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of narcolepsy awareness conducted in the United States and released today by Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: JAZZ) confirms that while the majority of Americans view sleep as highly important, only half (50%) believe narcolepsy can significantly impact overall health, despite evidence that symptoms of this serious sleep disorder can be severe enough to disrupt a person's social, personal and professional life and limit their activities.(1) Findings...

2012-05-09 23:00:59

Between May 17 and May 24, the Aviisha Medical Institute will offer free screening and assessments for sleep apnea, an identifiable cause of hypertension Van Nuys, California (PRWEB) May 09, 2012 Aviisha Medical Institute, LLC, an industry leader in portable home diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, will offer free sleep apnea assessments beginning May 17, World Hypertension Day, and lasting one week until May 24. Patients anywhere in the US will be able to get a free sleep apnea...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

According to Dr. Benjamin Gerson, presenter at the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health & Safety Conference, employee training, education, and sleep disorder management is crucial in managing fatigue, but must be under the employee´s control. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 “Only sleep takes care of sleepiness,” commented Dr. Benjamin Gerson, presenter and program committee member at the 2012 National Sleep Foundation Sleep Health & Safety Conference in...

2012-02-22 08:26:00

BOSTON, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brian Abaluck, MD, is now authoring Sleep HealthCenters' new blog Sleep and You (www.sleepandyou.com/blog). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100317/NE71501LOGO ) The Sleep and You blog, launched in 2011, allows Sleep HealthCenters' physicians to provide online commentary regarding the topic of sleep as it appears in the news and in recently released medical studies, as well as how sleep connects to many aspects of our everyday lives. It is...

2010-12-07 12:56:01

A drug prescribed for Parkinson's disease may also treat restless leg syndrome without the adverse side effects of current therapies, Medical College of Georgia researchers say. Rasagaline works by prolonging the effect of dopamine, a chemical that transmits signals between nerve cells in the brain. The cause of RLS is unknown, but research suggests a dopamine imbalance. Parkinson's is caused by a dopamine insufficiency. "The hope is that Rasagaline, because it prolongs the effect of existing...