Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index

On September 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the United States. Previous research has linked poor diet to weight gain and high body fat, and eating later in the day has also been described as a risk factor for weight gain; however, the…

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

On April 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain of insomnia,”…

Increased smartphone screen-time associated with lower sleep quality

On November 11, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Exposure to smartphone screens is associated with lower sleep quality, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Matthew Christensen from the University of California, San Francisco, USA, and colleagues. Smartphones are increasingly becoming part of everyday life, but questions remain about the…

Poor self-regulation in teens associated with circadian rhythms and daytime sleepiness

On November 4, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Chronic insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels in U.S. teens and has been associated with depression, substance use, accidents, and academic failure. Poor self-regulation or an inability to alter thinking, emotions, and behaviors to meet varying social demands is thought to be a key link between inadequate sleep in…

Are bedtime access, use of portable devices associated with poor sleep?

On November 1, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Portable media devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are ever present in children’s lives, and the majority of children and adolescents have devices present where they sleep. So does access to and use of these devices cut into the quantity and quality of their sleep? A new article…

Amino acid identified associated with poor performance under sleep restriction

The amino acid acetylcarnitine may help predict an individual’s neurobehavioral performance during chronic sleep restriction, according to results of a new study (abstract 0251) from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at SLEEP 2016, the 30th annual meeting of…

Trouble sleeping associated with behavioral problems in children with autism

On February 17, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research from the University of Missouri has found associations between trouble sleeping and behavioral problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). “Past research has found that children with ASD often have trouble sleeping at night. Many children with ASD also struggle with regulating their behavior during…

Sleep apnea treatment associated with reduced readmissions for patients with heart failure

Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to research recently published online by the American Journal of Cardiology. “Our research showed that early recognition and treatment of patients hospitalized with decompensated congestive heart failure is associated with a…

Study shows chronic fatigue associated with abnormal brain connectivity at rest

On October 28, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Patients with chronic fatigue have decreased signaling and communication between specific brain regions when the brain is at rest, and less effective connectivity between these regions strongly correlates with greater fatigue, according to the results of a new study published in Brain Connectivity, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann…

UCD researcher's findings may lead to therapeutic targets for heart diseases associated with obstructive sleep apnoea

Dr Silke Ryan, a University College Dublin (UCD) medical researcher, has delivered the flagship Cournand lecture at European Respiratory Society’s (ERS) 2015 international congress. The congress, the largest annual respiratory meeting in the world, took place earlier this week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and was attended by over 20,000…