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Do Long Sleepers Have an Increased Risk of Stroke?

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People who sleep more than eight hours a night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the February 25, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Warning on Use of Drug for Children's Sleep

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Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems.

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Losing Sleep Over Daylight Saving Time?

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This month, you may find you feel a little more tired than usual as you adjust to the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins at 2 a.m on Sunday, March 8.

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New Study Helps Explain Links Between Sleep Loss and Diabetes

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Lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men. Getting enough sleep could help counteract the current epidemics of diabetes and obesity.

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Distinguished Expert Available to Discuss Sleep Apnea and Its Treatment

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Marijuana Use Is Associated with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Adolescents

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A study published recently by researchers from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, found 10 percent of adolescents sent to a Sleep Center for evaluation of excessive daytime sleepiness with testing results consistent with narcolepsy had urine drug screens positive for marijuana.

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Common Biomarkers of Sleep Debt Found in Humans, Rats

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Researchers found common molecules signifying perturbed metabolism in response to sleep restriction in a comprehensive metabolic profiling of blood from both rats and humans. Their findings point to an overall shift in how lipids are metabolized and evidence of systemic oxidative stress.

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Penn Medicine Researchers Show Brain Activity Can Predict Increased Fat Intake Following Sleep Deprivation

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Experts have warned for years that insufficient sleep can lead to weight gain. A new Penn Medicine study found that not only do we consume more food following a night of total sleep deprivation, but we also we consume more fat and less carbohydrates and a region of the brain known as the salience network is what may lead us to eat more fat. The new findings are published in Scientific Reports.

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How Much Sleep Do We Need?

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An expert panel has revised recommendations of how much sleep people should get. Recommendations are based on age, ranging from newborns (who need 14 to 17 hours of sleep per day) to adults aged 65 and up (7 to 8 hours per day).