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Sleep Tight and Stay Bright? Invest Now, Baylor Researcher Says

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Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, but as they hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades — and generally don’t sleep as much or as well — sleep is not linked so much to memory, a Baylor University researcher says.

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Sleeping on Stomach May Increase Risk of Sudden Death in Epilepsy

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New research shows that stomach sleepers with epilepsy may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, drawing parallels to sudden infant death syndrome in babies. The study is published in the January 21, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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It’s All in a Good Night’s Sleep: How Quality of Sleep Impacts Academic Performance in Children

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A good night’s sleep is linked to better performance by schoolchildren in math and languages – subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal.

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SLU Researcher Discovers a Way to Control Internal Clocks

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Researchers hypothesize that targeting components of the mammalian clock with small molecules like REV-ERB drugs may lead to new treatments for sleep disorders and anxiety disorders. It also is possible that REV-ERB drugs may be leveraged to help in the treatment of addiction.

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Scheduling Sleep – Three Nighttime Habits to Improve Rest

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With an increase in parties, increased food and alcohol consumption and a general disruption of normal routines, the month of December can be exhausting. Here are three tips to improve sleep habits.

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Insomnia Can Predict the Appearance of Back Pain in Adults

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Insomnia can predict the appearance of back pain in adults

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American Migraine Foundation Offers Tips on Migraine, Sleep and Stress During the Holidays

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Studies have shown that periods of high stress and poor sleep can combine to increase the risk of having a migraine attack. Because stress levels are often high – and sleep insufficient -- during the winter holiday season, the American Migraine Foundation and its Chair, David W. Dodick, MD, FRCP (C), FACP, want to help people with migraine better understand some essentials of sleep hygiene that may help reduce their risk of migraine attacks. Dr. Dodick is also Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream of a Cure

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Sleep-deprived rats on chemotherapy drug Paclitaxal had worse side effects (extra rest later had no effect); religious beliefs can lead cancer patients to better care.

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Short Sleep Duration and Sleep-Related Breathing Problems Increase Obesity Risk in Kids

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Sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15, according to new research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The good news is that both sleep problems can be corrected. The study, which followed nearly 2,000 children for 15 years, published online today in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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Can Poor Sleep Lead to Dementia?

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People who have sleep apnea or spend less time in deep sleep may be more likely to have changes in the brain that are associated with dementia, according to a new study published in the December 10, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.