Medical News Today: Single brain 'switch' controls both sleep and wakefulness

Contrary to current scientific theories, our brains do not use several areas to control sleep and wakefulness, suggests a new study.
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A new report says there's no link between lack of sleep and early death, but does that come as any comfort?
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A recent survey finds that a surprisingly high number of people use music to help them sleep and to combat sleep disorders. What do you listen to?
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In a review of more than 36million people, experts from Flinders University, Adelaide, found there is no evidence struggling to nod off, waking in the night or feeling sleepy during the day affects mortality.
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In a review of more than 36million people, experts from Flinders University, Adelaide, found there is no evidence struggling to nod off, waking in the night or feeling sleepy during the day affects mortality.
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(Northumbria University) Three-quarters of prisoners struggling to sleep have reported major improvements after receiving cognitive behavioural therapy to treat their insomnia. In the first study of its kind in the world, experts from Northumbria University have found that a single one-hour session of cognitive behavioural therapy was effective in preventing the development of chronic insomnia in 73% of prisoners. Inmates also reported that the therapy made notable improvements to their anxiety and depression.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusions:The SQS possesses favorable measurement characteristics relative to lengthier or more frequently administered sleep questionnaires in patients with insomnia and depression.Clinical Trial Registration:Registry: ClincalTrials.gov, Title: Treatment of Patients With Major Depressive Disorder With MK0869, Identifier: NCT00034983, URL:https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00034983Citation:Snyder E, Cai B, DeMuro C, Morrison MF, Ball W. A new single-item sleep quality scale: results of psychometric evaluation in patients with chronic primary insomnia and depression.J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(11):1849–1857.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions:Outdoor artificial nighttime light exposure was significantly associated with prescription of hypnotic drugs in older adults. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that outdoor artificial nighttime light may cause sleep disturbances.Citation:Min J, Min K. Outdoor artificial nighttime light and use of hypnotic medications in older adults: a population-based cohort study.J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(11):1903–1910.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
This study examined sleep discrepancy, its night-to-night variability, and its correlates in comorbid insomnia and fibromyalgia.Methods:Sleep diaries and actigraphy data were obtained from 223 adults with fibromyalgia and insomnia (age = 51.53 [standard deviation = 11.90] years; 93% women) for 14 days. Sleep discrepancy was calculated by subtracting diary from actigraphy estimates of sleep onset latency (SOL-D), wake after sleep onset (WASO-D), and total sleep time (TST-D) for each night. Night-to-night variability in sleep discrepancy was calculated by taking the within-individual standard deviations over 14 days. Partici...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Zolpidem is widely prescribed for the treatment of insomnia and is used to both induce and maintain sleep. Previously, zolpidem was thought to have low abuse potential; however, several reports have documented dose escalation and abuse in the past two decades. Here, we report the case of a patient with high-dose zolpidem dependence who underwent polysomnography (PSG) and the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT). The patient, a 29-year-old man, was administered zolpidem at doses of 300 to 1,200 mg/day, but he abused zolpidem to feel energetic. Consequently, he had a car accident while on a high dose, which the PSG revealed ca...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
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