Muscle protein helps to control sleep

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Researchers have discovered that a muscle protein may influence sleep-related behaviors. When it comes to sleep disorders, researchers have spent years analyzing the human brain in the search for possible treatment targets. A new study, however, suggests that one such target may actually lie in skeletal muscles. Researchers found that…

People who go to bed late have less control over OCD symptoms

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A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Binghamton University Professor of Psychology Meredith E. Coles and former graduate student Jessica Schubert (now at University of Michigan Medical School) monitored twenty individuals…

Dawn phenomenon: How to control high morning blood sugars

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The dawn phenomenon is a normal, natural rise in blood sugar that occurs in the early morning hours, between roughly 4 and 8 a.m. The shift in blood sugar levels happens as a result of hormonal changes in the body. All people experience the dawn phenomenon to one level or…

Researchers discover Sandman's role in sleep control

On August 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Oxford University researchers have discovered what causes a switch to flip in our brains and wake us up. The discovery, published in the journal Nature, brings us closer to understanding the mystery of sleep. Sleep is governed by two systems – the circadian clock and the sleep…

Salts in the brain control our sleep-wake cycle

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Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery may be of great importance to research on psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia and…

Architecture of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) infered, the control center for circadian processes

Honed over millions of years of evolution, our circadian rhythms are responsible for the adaptation of our bodies to cycles of light and dark. One need only experience a bout of jetlag to appreciate how we resynchronize various bodily functions to a new time zone. However, while the…

CPAP may improve glycemic control in sleep apnea patients

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Continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, appears to improve glycemic control in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and type 2 diabetes that is not well controlled, according to research published in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. “Effect of CPAP on glycemic…

Research published on the link between insomnia and the control of emotion

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

People who are losing the ability to regulate their emotions may be more likely to suffer from insomnia. And if they do, that insomnia is more likely to become persistent. Those are the conclusions of research published in a British Psychological Society journal by a team led…