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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This study aimed to investigate the effects of acupuncture at SP6 on resting electroencephalogram (EEG), meridian electrical activity (Ryodoraku), and stress in patients with confirmed insomnia. In this single-blind, randomized clinical trial subjects (N=70) from TCM treated outpatients were randomized to receive TCM based acupuncture with manual stimulation (experimental) or sham stimulation (control) treatment. Acupuncture was applied to SP6 for 20 minutes on the spleen meridian of the foot in experimental subjects and controls received sham intervention. Significant changes between pre- and post-intervention were found ...
Source: Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics Research - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Acupunct Electrother Res Source Type: research
The study by Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the first to assess sleeplessness and its detrimental health effects in teenagers. They found most teens get poor sleep and it's hurting them.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Insomnia, snoring, and other sleep problems are associated with decreased work productivity.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news
Authors: McDermott M, Brown DL, Chervin RD Abstract INTRODUCTION: Stroke is a major cause of disability and death in the United States and across the world, and the incidence and prevalence of stroke are expected to rise significantly due to an aging population. Obstructive sleep apnea, an established independent risk factor for stroke, is a highly prevalent disease that is estimated to double the risk of stroke. It remains uncertain whether non-apnea sleep disorders increase the risk of stroke. Areas covered: This paper reviews the literature describing the association between incident stroke and sleep apnea, REM sle...
Source: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics - Category: Neurology Tags: Expert Rev Neurother Source Type: research
Instant sedative effect of acupuncture at GV20 on the frequency of electroencephalogram α and β waves in a model of sleep deprivation. Exp Ther Med. 2018 Jun;15(6):5353-5358 Authors: Li J, Ran X, Cui C, Xiang C, Zhang A, Shen F Abstract Sleep deprivation (SD) adversely affects brain function and is accompanied by frequency-dependent changes in electroencephalograms (EEGs). Recent studies have suggested that acupuncture is an emerging alternative therapy for SD. However, the involvement of the frequency of EEG α and β waves in the protective effect of acupuncture against SD remains...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
This study evaluated the effectiveness of add-on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and GABAA-RA dose-tapering in patients with primary insomnia resistant to pharmacotherapy.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions:Sleep problems are common among female veterans (47.39%) despite limited diagnosis of sleep disorders (0.90%). Eight unique subgroups of female veterans with both low and high insomnia symptoms were observed. These subgroups differed in terms of psychosocial functioning and health care utilization, with those with depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and pain having the poorest outcomes. These results shed light on the prevalence of insomnia symptoms experienced among female veterans and the effect on psychosocial functioning and health care utilization. Results can inform targeted detection and customize...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions:Individuals with insomnia display an attentional bias toward tired faces, more specifically for the eye region compared to normal sleepers. These findings contribute to our understanding of face perception in insomnia and provide more objective support for cognitive models of insomnia, suggesting that individuals with insomnia selectively attend to faces for tiredness cues.Citation:Akram U, Robson A, Ypsilanti A. Sleep-related attentional bias for faces depicting tiredness in insomnia: evidence from an eye-tracking study.J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(6):959–965.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions:The most important aspect in evaluation of insomnia is detailed history taking and thorough physical examination. Nonpharmacological treatment options have favorable and enduring benefits compared to pharmacological therapy.Citation:Patel D, Steinberg J, Patel P. Insomnia in the elderly: a review.J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(6):1017–1024.
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
Introduction:Nightmare disorder affects approximately 4% of adults, occurring in isolation or as part of other disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and can significantly impair quality of life. This paper provides the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) position regarding various treatments of nightmare disorder in adults.Methods:A literature search was performed based upon the keywords and MeSH terms from the Best Practice Guide for the Treatment of Nightmare Disorder in Adults that was published in 2010 by the AASM. The search used the date range March 2009 to August of 2017, and sought to find a...
Source: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM - Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: research
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