A Loyola Medicine study is providing further evidence that floppy eyelids may be a sign of sleep apnea. The study, published in the journal The Ocular Surface, found that 53 percent of sleep apnea patients had upper eyelids that were lax and rubbery.
New findings from the University of Missouri School of Medicine explain how a single episode of binge drinking can affect the gene that regulates sleep, leading to sleep disruption in mice. The finding may shed light on how sleep problems can contribute to alcoholism in humans.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition causing daytime tiredness which can significantly impact a patient's quality of life and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is a common, chronic disorder that affects thousands of patients, yet recent studies show that many sufferers remain undiagnosed.
A study from a research team led by a MassGeneral Hospital for Children physician finds that both the quantity and quality of sleep -- the amount of time spent sleeping and the percentage of sleep that is undisturbed -- in young adolescents have significant effects on aspects of cardiovascular health.
A study of 32,000 women found that those with an early chronotype, or sleep-wake preference, were significantly less likely to develop depression.
We've all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery. An international study published today in Nature sheds new light on the biochemistry of sleep need in the brain.
A variety of treatment options may be effective for nightmare disorder in adults, according to a position paper from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
Researchers from the University of Ottawa sought to compare the prognostic accuracy of the Sepsis-3 septic shock criteria with the SIRS-based septic shock criteria for prediction of in-hospital mortality among patients hospitalized with suspected infection, receiving a RRT assessment for acute deterioration.
A team of researchers at VIB and KU Leuven has uncovered why people with a hereditary form of Parkinson's disease suffer from sleep disturbances. The molecular mechanisms uncovered in fruit flies and human stem cells also point to candidate targets for the development of new treatments.
All land mammals and birds have two types of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (also called slow-wave sleep). Earlier evidence had suggested that REM sleep is essential for physical and mental well-being and learning, but the underlying function of REM sleep has been a mystery. Now researchers reporting in Current Biology on June 7 have new insight into the function of REM sleep, based on studies of an unlikely animal: the fur seal.