ADHD and sleeplessness: A critical link?

On September 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

How important is the link between sleeplessness and ADHD? Researchers believe that there may be more to this connection than meets the eye. Researchers suggest that there may be a stronger link between ADHD and sleep problems than hitherto believed, and that the two may not be completely separate issues…

ADHD and sleeplessness: A critical link?

On September 3, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

How important is the link between sleeplessness and ADHD? Researchers believe that there may be more to this connection than meets the eye. Researchers suggest that there may be a stronger link between ADHD and sleep problems than hitherto believed, and that the two may not be completely separate issues…

Study explains link between academic performance and violence

On July 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Numerous studies have shown a relationship between high-crime communities and the academic performance of children who live within them. Now, new Northwestern University research suggests sleep disruption following violent incidents and increased amounts of the stress hormone cortisol offer a biological explanation for why children who live in…

Link between sleep and cognitive impairment in the elderly

On February 2, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Daytime sleepiness is very common in the elderly with prevalence rates of up to 50 percent. Caused by sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a disruption of normal breathing during sleep, these cause recurrent awakenings and subsequent excessive daytime sleepiness. In an editorial in the current issue of Neurology, a…

Direct link between REM sleep loss and the desire for sugary and fatty foods discovered

On December 8, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

It is not well understood what role sleep loss plays in affecting areas of the brain that control the desire to consume unhealthy foods. A new paper published in the journal eLife finds that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep loss leads to increased consumption of unhealthy foods, specifically sucrose…

Study finds no link between sleep apnea and joint pain

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

Consistent with previous reports, poor sleep quality was linked with joint pain in a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of the general population, but the study found no association between obstructive sleep apnea and pain or daytime sleepiness. This lack of association between pain and sleep apnea is…

Researchers find possible missing link between sleep and improved memory

On June 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A team of sleep researchers at the University of California, Riverside, led by psychology professor Sara C. Mednick, has found that the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for control of bodily functions not consciously directed (such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestive processes) plays a role in promoting memory…

Type 2 diabetes: Study explains link to sleep hormone melatonin

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

Researchers have discovered that increasing levels of the sleep hormone melatonin reduces the ability of insulin-producing cells to release insulin. Also, they found the effect is stronger in people who carry a particular gene variant that is linked to higher risk for type 2 diabetes. After 3 months…

New recommendations link better sleep to improved concussion outcomes

On April 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Expert panel targets sleep disturbances in mild traumatic brain injury. A national group of sleep and brain injury specialists recommends specific steps to test and develop sleep-related treatments to improve the outcome of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The recommendations, developed by a University of Maryland School…

Study reports significant link between nightmares and suicidal behavior

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

A new study is the first to report that the relationship between nightmares and suicidal behaviors is partially mediated by a multi-step pathway via defeat, entrapment and hopelessness. Results show that suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts were present in 62 percent of participants who experienced nightmares and only…