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Researchers Create the First Maps of Two Melatonin Receptors Essential for Sleep

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

An international team of researchers used an X-ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to create the first detailed maps of two melatonin receptors that tell our bodies when to go to sleep or wake up and guide other biological processes. A better understanding of how they work could enable researchers to design better drugs to combat sleep disorders, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Their findings were published in two papers today in Nature.

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22-Apr-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711792

Women underreport prevalence and intensity of their own snoring

American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)

A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness.

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23-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711755

Soft Bedding Poses Grave Danger to Sleeping Babies, Study Shows

University of Virginia Health System

Almost 70% of babies who died from sleep-related suffocation between 2011 and 2014 did so because of soft bedding, a new study reveals. The finding underscores physicians’ urgent message to new parents that babies should sleep only in cribs or bassinets free of blankets, toys and other potential hazards.

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23-Apr-2019 8:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711557

SJU Biologist Earns NSF Grant to Study Mysteries of Sleep

Saint Joseph's University

Sustained by prestigious grants and a dozen-plus curious students in his lab, Matthew Nelson, Ph.D., uses roundworms to explore the behavioral genetics of sleep.

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18-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 711438

Study reveals brain marker for angry dreams

University of Turku (Turun yliopisto)

Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that reflects anger experienced during dreaming according to a new study carried out on healthy adults

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16-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 711167

Common Sleep Myths Compromise Good Sleep and Health

NYU Langone Health

People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. These are, in fact, among the most widely held myths about sleeping that not only shape poor habits, but may also pose a significant public health threat.

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12-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711355

Not Getting Enough Sleep Could Lead to Injuries for Division I Athletes

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

Andrew Watson, MD, MS presented a research abstract looking at the connection between poor sleep habits and injury rates in some college athletes at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Houston, TX.

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15-Apr-2019 3:25 PM EDT
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    8-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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More Sleep May Help Teens with ADHD Focus and Organize

American Physiological Society (APS)

Teenagers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from more sleep to help them focus, plan and control their emotions. The findings—the first of their kind in young people with ADHD—will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

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1-Apr-2019 10:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 710715

Sleeping pill use linked to greater need for blood pressure medications

Wiley

In a Geriatrics & Gerontology International study of 752 older adults with hypertension followed from 2008-2010 through 2012-2013, using sleeping pills on a regular basis was linked with use of an increasing number of blood pressure medications over time.

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3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709045

‘Smart’ Pajamas Could Monitor and Help Improve Sleep (Video)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

If you’ve ever dreamed about getting a good night’s sleep, your answer may someday lie in data generated by your sleepwear. Researchers have developed pajamas embedded with self-powered sensors that provide unobtrusive and continuous monitoring of heartbeat, breathing and sleep posture.

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19-Mar-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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