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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Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news
Conditions:   Insomnia;   Sleep Apnea Interventions:   Behavioral: Dayzz mobile sleep training;   Other: Treatment as usual Sponsors:   Dayzz Live Well Ltd.;   Israel Innovation Authority Recruiting
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Condition:   Insomnia Interventions:   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I);   Behavioral: Active Control Sponsors:   University of Kansas Medical Center;   National Institute on Aging (NIA);   National Institutes of Health (NIH) Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Insomnia;   Sleep Apnea Interventions:   Behavioral: Dayzz mobile sleep training;   Other: Treatment as usual Sponsors:   Dayzz Live Well Ltd.;   Israel Innovation Authority Recruiting
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Condition:   Insomnia Interventions:   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I);   Behavioral: Active Control Sponsors:   University of Kansas Medical Center;   National Institute on Aging (NIA);   National Institutes of Health (NIH) Not yet recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): Jessica L. Hamilton, Jonathan P. Stange, Taylor A. Burke, Peter L. Franzen, Lauren B. AlloyAbstractSleep disturbance and respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) are well-known to be independently associated with depression. Yet, it remains unclear how sleep disturbance and impaired physiological regulation (indexed by RSA) may synergistically contribute to depression risk. The current study examined the relationship between sleep disturbance (duration, insomnia) on daily depressive symptoms, and whether RSA moderated this relationshi...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Sleep is a physiological function essential to general health and well-being. Insomnia is a sleep disorder frequently reported by older adults. Institutionalization in nursing care homes may contribute to increase the risk of sleep disorders in this population. The aim of this exploratory study was to compare sleep quality among a group of institutionalized (GI) and a group of non-institutionalized (GNI) elderly individuals. METHOD: We selected 100 individuals over 65 years of age. Participants were divided into two groups (N = 50 in each group) according to their institutionalization sta...
Source: Aging and Mental Health - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Ment Health Source Type: research
Authors: Faraone SV, Po MD, Komolova M, Cortese S Abstract OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbances are a feature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and an adverse event (AE) of methylphenidate treatment. The authors sought to clarify methylphenidate-associated sleep problems and how studies are affected by confounding factors. DATA SOURCES: Published studies in English collected via online databases and unpublished data from www.clinicaltrials.gov and US Food and Drug Administration websites. Sources were searched from inception to August 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Included were blinded placebo-controlled...
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
Ten years after diagnosis, could I finally dispense with chemical sleeping aids?
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Sleep Insomnia Ambien (Drug) Marijuana Cancer Melatonin (Hormone) Source Type: news
Insomnia is the most prevalent sleep disorder, particularly among middle and older aged adults, and is associated with a variety of negative health consequences, including higher risk for cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, the mechanisms linking insomnia with cardiovascular risk remain largely unknown, thus limiting targeted therapeutic interventions. The hyperarousal hypothesis has attracted the most support, positing that insomnia is a result of multisystem over-activation, including sympathetic hyperactivity, which promotes wakefulness and blocks the occurrence of sleep at the desired time.
Source: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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