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More than one-third of perimenopausal women develop insomnia

On October 15, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New study shows symptoms escalating over time Millions of women may likely be sleep-deprived. It’s already a known fact that women are more predisposed to insomnia. Now a new study presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) earlier this month suggests that perimenopausal…

How the brain controls sleep

On October 15, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Brain structure generates pockets of sleep within the brain. Sleep is usually considered an all-or-nothing state: The brain is either entirely awake or entirely asleep. However, MIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions of the brain to fall asleep or become less alert, while…

Sleep deprivation affects stem cells, reducing transplant efficiency, study finds

Drowsy mice make poor stem cell donors, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. A sleep deficit of just four hours affects by as much as 50 percent the ability of stem cells of the blood and immune system to migrate to…

Natural metabolite might reset aging biological clocks

On October 13, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Weizmann Institute researchers show that our daily rhythms are governed by a substance that declines with age As we age, our biological clocks tend to wind down. A Weizmann Institute research team has now revealed an intriguing new link between a group of metabolites whose levels drop as our…

Poor infant sleep may predict problematic toddler behavior

On October 10, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Tel Aviv University study finds frequent night wakings, broken sleep patterns are linked to trouble later on Temper tantrums and misbehavior, restlessness and inattention are the trappings of the typical toddler. But they may also be signs of developmental delays or disorders. Are infant sleep irregularities red flags for…

Study ties restless legs syndrome to heart, kidney problems

On October 9, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Research draws on database of 3 million Veterans Imagine trying to lie down and rest but feeling an uncontrollable urge to keep moving your legs. That, in a nutshell, is the ongoing ordeal facing people with restless legs syndrome. Considered a neurological, sleep, or movement disorder, RLS affects…

Everyone has their own daily rhythm of digital activity, shows study

On October 8, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Over the past decade, there has been a surge of scientific studies on the digital activity of people, such as making mobile calls, texting, e-mailing, and posting on social media. Because nearly all human behavior leaves a digital footprint, scientists can use such digital activity as a proxy to track…

Cell's waste disposal system regulates body clock proteins

On October 7, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New way to identify interacting proteins could identify potential drug targets Rhythmic expression of key genes is essential for maintaining proper timekeeping of the body’s clock. In addition, rhythmic degradation of clockwork proteins is also crucial. However, surprisingly, researchers know little about these specific processes. A new Penn-led…

Tablet and Notebook Accessible with friendlier Interface

On October 6, 2015, Posted by , In News, With No Comments

We are looking to put out a more friendlier User Interface, more touch friendly and more importantly, something that can be accessed by a notebook and tablet. An additional feature we added is the ability to increase or decrease the length of the first alarm. We have these changes scheduled…

Scientists discover body clock switch

On October 5, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Circadian rhythms enable all living beings to coordinate with the daily cycle, but how the body clock keeps accurate time, or how its malfunction affects people with sleep disorders, is not fully understood. Now, scientists say that a molecular “phosphoswitch” may provide the key. New clues to the body clock…