Ask Well: Does Magnesium Help You Sleep?

Studies have found a link between low levels of magnesium and sleep disorders. But changing your diet may be a better option than taking supplements.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Sleep Parasomnias (Sleep Disorders) Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

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Authors: Olcese U Abstract The scientific study of the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) has long relied on comparing conditions in which consciousness is normally present with others in which it is impaired. Brain lesions offer a unique opportunity to understand which anatomical networks are needed to sustain consciousness, but provide limited insights on the patterns of neural activity that can support conscious processing. Non-REM sleep, on the other hand, has long epitomized the typical case of a non-conscious yet fully active brain. Consequently, the differences in neural activity existing between wakef...
Source: Archives Italiennes de Biologie - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Arch Ital Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Volume 48Author(s): Wessam Al-Salman, Yan Li, Peng WenAbstractOne of the more difficult tasks in sleep stage scoring is the detection of sleep spindles. Developing an effective method to identify these transitions in sleep electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings is an ongoing challenge, as there are typically hundreds of such transitions in each recording. This paper proposes a statistical model and a method based on wavelet Fourier analysis to detect sleep spindles. In this work, spindle detection is achieved in two phases: a training phase and...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Authors: Scott J, Murray G Abstract The DSM-5 definition of bipolar disorder elevates increased activity or energy as a cardinal symptom (alongside mood changes) for mania and hypomania ('hypo/mania'). The ICD-10 likewise requires increases in activity and energy (alongside mood) for hypo/mania, as well as decreases for bipolar depression. Using bipolar disorder as an example, we propose that, when diagnostic criteria are revised, instruments used to measure clinical course and treatment response may need revisiting. Here, we highlight that the 'gold-standard' symptom rating scales for hypo/mania and depression wer...
Source: The British Journal of Psychiatry for Mental Science - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Br J Psychiatry Source Type: research
We report a patient with GD type 1 who was diagnosed with corticobasal syndrome (CBS), a clinical atypical parkinsonism diagnosis, in his sixth decade of life. Our case highlights the need to consider forms of atypical parkinsonism such as CBS in addition to PD in the differential diagnosis of cognitive and motor changes in patients with GD type 1. We also recommend careful assessment and routine monitoring of cognition, mood, behavior, sleep patterns, olfaction, and memory in patients with GD type 1 to identify early symptoms indicative of neurological involvement.
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
In conclusion, the present study demonstrates that Nas-Air® is an internal nasal dilator able to reduce snoring time and improve sleep quality. PMID: 30334424 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
In conclusion, monitoring of T-lymphocyte subsets and IL-6 levels in patients is enhanced during radiotherapy. Clinically effective programs of radiotherapy for lung cancer improve the body's immune status. PMID: 30334418 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Given the complexity of the factors contributing to obesity among AI families, multigenerational interventions focused on healthy lifestyle change such as decreasing adult screen time and increasing child sleep time may be needed to increase PA within AI families. PMID: 30336717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Physical Activity and Health - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Phys Act Health Source Type: research
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Separating from people seems like a blast of cold air. I suppose I feel the anguish of lossI belong to that category of people who, after a dinner, after a party, are the last to leave. It ’s hard to say why – it’s not clear even to me. I know that my hosts are tired and would like to go to sleep. I’m well aware that, even if I left right away, it would still take them an hour or so to straighten things up and get ready for bed. Yet I continue to ask questions and wait for ans wers – in short, to keep the conversation going. I don’t do it because the evening has been especially pleasant ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Books Life and style Psychology Friendship Source Type: news
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bedtime routine, watching your diet, or by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. You could also get a better quality night ’s rest and fall asleep faster by filling your bedroom with this smell.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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