Sleep Archive – The ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week, according to a new study in the March 1, 2011 issue of the journal SLEEP.  The study suggests that even moderate reductions in sleep […] – Exposure to indoor light, or electrical light, between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin levels and may impact physiologic processes regulated by melatonin signaling, such as sleepiness, thermoregulation, blood pressure and glucose homeostasis, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Melatonin […]

If you want to look attractive and healthy, the best thing you can do is get a good night’s sleep, finds research published in a December 2010 issue of For the first time, say the authors, there is scientific backing for the concept of beauty sleep. The study, led by John Axelsson from the […] – A new study found that loud snoring and two common insomnia symptoms – difficulty falling asleep and unrefreshing sleep – each significantly predicted the development of the metabolic syndrome. The study, appearing in the December 1, 2010 issue of the journal SLEEP, emphasizes the importance of screening for common sleep complaints in routine […] – People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with obesity, have more non-calcified plaque, or “bad” plaque, in their coronary arteries, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). “Our study reveals that individuals with obstructive sleep apnea are prone to […]

The heart and the brain appear to be even more closely connected than previously imagined. The damaging effects of a myocardial infarction, or heart attack, are apparently not confined to the heart, but also affect the brain. In fact, infarction seems to cause neuron loss at the level of the brainstem, which leads to insomnia, […]