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Released: 20-Feb-2020 11:25 AM EST
How sleep helps teens deal with social stress
Michigan State University

A first-of-its-kind study from Michigan State found that a good night’s sleep does adolescents good – beyond helping them stay awake in class. Adequate sleep can help teens navigate challenging social situations.

Newswise: Survey Shows 55% of U.S. adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition
Released: 19-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Survey Shows 55% of U.S. adults feel tired after spring daylight saving time transition
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A survey conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that 55% of Americans are tired the day following the spring daylight saving time transition. Fatal traffic accident risks increased by 6%, and women are more likely to visit the hospital for atrial fibrillation.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST
Press registration now open for Nutrition 2020
American Society for Nutrition (ASN)

Reporters and bloggers are invited to attend Nutrition 2020, the flagship meeting of the American Society for Nutrition. The meeting will be held May 30–June 2 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 9:50 AM EST
With $3 Million NIH Grant Renewal, Mariana Figueiro Pushes the Frontiers of Light Therapy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

With the support of a recent $3 million grant renewal from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Mariana Figueiro is perfecting a treatment she developed for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias that helps to regulate sleep and reduce symptoms of depression — and requires no drugs, only light.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 1:40 PM EST
The Skinny on Why Poor Sleep May Increase Heart Risk in Women
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A new study suggests that for women, poor sleep could contribute to unhealthy food choices, increasing the risk of obesity and heart disease.

Newswise: What Induces Sleep? For Fruit Flies It’s Stress at the Cellular Level
Released: 12-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
What Induces Sleep? For Fruit Flies It’s Stress at the Cellular Level
Biophysical Society

Sleep-deprived fruit flies helped reveal what induces sleep. University of Oxford researchers Anissa Kempf, Gero Miesenböck, and colleagues reveal that fruit fly sleep is driven by oxidative stress, the imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in the body.

Newswise: ATS Foundation Research Program Announces Unrestricted Grant Recipients for the 2019 Cycle
Released: 13-Feb-2020 12:55 PM EST
ATS Foundation Research Program Announces Unrestricted Grant Recipients for the 2019 Cycle
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The ATS Foundation Research Program has announced that 17 researchers have been awarded one-year $40,000 Unrestricted Research Grants to advance pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Romance, Scent, and Sleep: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of
Association for Psychological Science

Forget counting sheep. If you really want a good night’s sleep, all you may need is your romantic partner’s favorite T-shirt wrapped around your pillow.

Released: 10-Feb-2020 6:55 AM EST
Sleep Problems in Children, Teens with Autism Are Focus of New AAN Guideline
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

It is not uncommon for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder to struggle with sleep. Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep or refusing to go to bed are just some of the sleep problems they can experience. To help families, neurologists and other healthcare providers make decisions on the best treatments, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism, published in the February 12, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.



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