Sleep myths 'damaging your health'

US researchers have looked at the most common ones that we may fall for.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Weintraub D, Mamikonyan E Abstract Affective disorders, cognitive decline, and psychosis have long been recognized as common in Parkinson disease (PD), and other psychiatric disorders include impulse control disorders, anxiety symptoms, disorders of sleep and wakefulness, and apathy. Psychiatric aspects of PD are associated with numerous adverse outcomes, yet in spite of this and their frequent occurrence, there is incomplete understanding of epidemiology, presentation, risk factors, neural substrate, and management strategies. Psychiatric features are typically multimorbid, and there is great intra- and i...
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Am J Geriatr Psychiatry Source Type: research
This study used a Go/NoGo ERP paradigm in which Go and NoGo stimuli occurred rarely and equally often in an attempt to determine if sleep deprivation has a general effect on decision-making or a more specific effect on inhibition. A Go/NoGo task was administered six times to eleven participants during 36 h of sleep deprivation and once again post recovery sleep. In the Go condition, the participant was asked to respond to the rare stimulus. In the separate NoGo condition, the participant was asked to withhold the response to the rare stimulus. ERPs were recorded to the rare stimuli. The NoGo P3 should be attenuated if sl...
Source: International Journal of Psychophysiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Children are not getting essential, minimally interrupted sleep in hospitals. Disseminating results will increase awareness and accelerate environmental changes.
Source: JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration - Category: Nursing Tags: Articles Source Type: research
Condition:   PTSD Intervention:   Device: chilipad Sponsor:   Wake Forest University Health Sciences Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionOur study shows that although the sailors are not getting sufficient restorative sleep while sailing as compared to non-sailing days, this is not affecting their cognitive functioning while working.
Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Correctly identifying sleep stages is important in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders. This paper proposes a joint classification-and-prediction framework based on convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for automatic sleep staging, and, subsequently, introduces a simple yet efficient CNN architecture to power the framework. Given a single input epoch, the novel framework jointly determines its label (classification) and its neighboring epochs’ labels (prediction) in the contextual output. While the proposed framework is orthogonal to the widely adopted classification schemes, which take one or multiple epochs as c...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: A scientific understanding of the effects of seasonal changes on sleep duration and sleep problems such as insomnia and hypersomnia has yet to be elucidated; however, such an understanding could aid the establishment of an optimal sleep hygiene...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) A new study of adults who were referred for evaluation of a suspected sleep disorder suggests that women tend to underreport snoring and underestimate its loudness.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
This study aims to determine the prevalence and severity of insomnia as well as risk factors and sleep-related symptom clusters in a sample of cancer patients.MethodsA cross-sectional survey was conducted collecting data from 213 cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy (age  = 53.1 ± 11.3 years, 60% female). Insomnia was measured using the Insomnia Severity Index, a sleep log, and Actigraph, while symptoms were assessed using the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. Quality of life was measured with the Functional A ssessment of Cancer Ther...
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractTo identify altered inter-hemispheric communication between patients with primary insomnia (PIs) and good sleepers (GSs), and their relationships with sleep and emotion-related parameters. Forty-eight PIs and 48 status-matched GSs were asked to complete a number of sleep and emotion-related questionnaires. Voxel-mirrored homotopic connectivity(VMHC) and seed-based functional connectivity were used to characterize the inter-hemispheric coordination. Seven PIs were examined twice to evaluate the test-retest reliability. Support vector machine and ROC curve were applied to discriminate the two groups. Pearson correlat...
Source: Brain Imaging and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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