Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders

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After analyzing day and night patterns of activity and rest in more than 90,000 United Kingdom residents, researchers have found a strong link between disrupted sleep-wake cycles and higher risk of mood disorders, such as bipolar and depression, and poorer well-being. Scientists find a link between a disrupted sleep-wake cycle…

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…

Genes influence sleep/wake timing of seizures in people with epilepsy

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New research from the Epilepsy Phenome/Genome Project shows that genetics plays a role in sleep/wake timing of seizures. Researchers studied 1,395 individuals with epilepsy in families containing multiple people with epilepsy to determine whether sleep/wake timing of seizures runs in families. The study found that seizures in…

New clinical guideline to help clinicians treat circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders

Evidence-based recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine promote high quality, patient-centered care A new clinical practice guideline published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides clinicians with updated recommendations for the treatment of intrinsic circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders (CRSWDs). The guideline, which is published in…