The longitudinal association between sleep duration and suicidal behavior among Chinese adolescents: the role of nonmedical use of prescription drug - Guo L, Wang W, Wang T, Zhao M, Wu R, Lu C.
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Abnormal sleep and nonmedical use of prescription drugs are known to be factors associated with suicidal behavior, but the nature of the association between weekday sleep duration and suicidal behavior has not been elucidated. Nonmedi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CS 3700 Ranked First in Trueness in Latest In-Vitro Study
 ATLANTA —Scientific literature has shown intraoral scanners to be highly successful in creating digital impressions for designing short-span restorations and partial prosthesis; however, scanning fully edentulous arches is less studied. Now, a new comprehensive in-vitro study testing the trueness of 12 intraoral scanners when scanning full-arch implant impressions has found the CS 3700 intraoral scanner to offer the truest results when capturing scan bodies in an edentulous arch, giving doctors more confidence that they ’re getting the best results when creating digital impressions with the CS 3700. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Are you dreading going to bed tonight? One essential oil could help you to fall asleep
HOW TO sleep: As the night draws in, are you one of those who can't wait to get into bed, rest your head and fall asleep? No? One essential oil could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Movement behaviors and perceived loneliness and sadness within Alaskan adolescents - Burns RD, Bai Y, Pfledderer CD, Brusseau TA, Byun W.
Physical activity, screen use, and sleep are behaviors that integrate across the whole day. However, the accumulative influence of meeting recommendations for these 24-h movement behaviors on the mental health of Alaskan adolescents has not been examined. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How to sleep: Drink this herbal tea before bed to improve sleep quality
HOW TO sleep: If getting a good night's sleep is a fruitless pursuit at the moment, there are proven ways to help. Drinking a particular herbal tea has been shown to improve. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
In mice, the brain's main glial cell type exhibits distinctive patterns of activity across the sleep-wake cycle and influences the response to sleep deprivation. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 24, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Sleep deprivation and risk for cognitive vulnerability in school-going adolescents: does the biopsychosocial correlates have a significant role over sleep behavioral practices? - John B, Bellipady SS, Bhat SU.
Inadequate sleep arising from various lifestyle and behavioral factors can affect the daytime functioning in adolescents and influence their health and well-being We studied the influence of various biopsychosocial correlates (age, gender, grade level, pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic ’s Outsized Effect on Women’s Mental Health Around the World
COVID-19 is a devilishly versatile disease, attacking all manner of body systems and doing all manner of damage—to the lungs, the heart, the liver, the kidneys. Though it doesn’t attack the mind directly, the pandemic the virus has caused has been devastating to mental health, and in many cases, the most vulnerable group is women. In a new study conducted by CARE, a non-profit international aid organization, investigators have found that while almost nobody is spared from the anxiety, worry and overall emotional fatigue of the coronavirus pandemic, women are almost three times as likely as men to report sufferi...
Source: TIME: Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Night-to-Night Variability in Respiratory Events Among Apnea Patients Night-to-Night Variability in Respiratory Events Among Apnea Patients
Individual patients with obstructive sleep apnea may experience considerable night-to-night variability in respiratory events, a recent meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How to sleep: How sleep is affected by alcohol – expert weighs in with tips to improve it
HOW TO sleep: Many Britons struggle to get a good night's rest and throwing alcohol in the mix equals a restless night and complete exhaustion the next day. How exactly does alcohol affect the body and one's sleep and is there any food which could help combat this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids, Sleep, and COVID: Times Have Changed Kids, Sleep, and COVID: Times Have Changed
COVID-19 had led to a whole host of sleep problems in children of all ages.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Associations between sleep difficulty and school, sports and traffic injuries in early adolescents: a population-based study in north-eastern France - Chau K.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Sleep Builds the Brain in the Early Years, Then Maintains It
Title: Sleep Builds the Brain in the Early Years, Then Maintains ItCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 23, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Study shows weighted blankets can decrease insomnia severity
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) Weighted blankets are a safe and effective intervention in the treatment of insomnia, according to Swedish researchers who found that insomnia patients with psychiatric disorders experienced reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep and less daytime sleepiness when sleeping with a weighted chain blanket. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Donor-conceived adults have higher incidence of immunology diseases
(Flinders University) Adults conceived through sperm donation reported higher frequencies of allergies, type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune conditions. Donor sperm conceived adults had seven times more type 1 diabetes diagnoses; double the incidence of thyroid disease, acute bronchitis and sleep apnoea; and 10% more reported allergies. The study looked at 272 donor-conceived adult participants compared to 877 conceived naturally, from around the world with most from Australia, US, UK, Belgium and Netherlands. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How does the glymphatic system get rid of "trash" in your brain?
(Natural News) In a major breakthrough, researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) discovered the primary cleansing system responsible for keeping the brain free from toxins and harmful substances. Published in Science Translational Medicine, their findings revealed that this clearing system, dubbed the “glymphatic system,” is most active during sleep. The brain can cleanse itself... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Do you do this when you sleep? Peculiar symptom warning of condition
PARKINSON'S disease: Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure. More than one million people in the UK are affected. Either by living with Parkinson's, or as a friend, colleague, or family member of someone who is. Experiencing sleep disturbances known as REM sleep or RBD for short could be an early warning you may be at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Builds the Brain in the Early Years, Then Maintains It
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 -- For the very young, sleep builds and strengthens the brain, but it quickly switches to maintenance and repair before a child turns 3, new research shows. Before about the age of 2½, the brain grows rapidly. And... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nigeria: Polio Eradication - Don't Go to Sleep, WHO Advises Nigeria
[This Day] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised Nigeria not to go to sleep on the fact that poliomyelitis has been finally eradicated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Increasing your sleep by this amount may reduce belly fat
HOW TO lose visceral fat: Storing too much fat near vital organs can prove life-threatening. Fortunately, visceral fat can be tackled by making healthy lifestyle tweaks, such as improving your sleeping pattern. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Brains
Title: Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for BrainsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - September 22, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news

Shattered, headaches, forgetful? Don't assume it's just age!
ANNA MAY MANGAN: I began to feel tired all the time, despite getting ten or even 12 hours' sleep at night and napping during the day, and started to take every shortcut to conserve my energy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is this the cure for sleepless nights? Scientists believe ear zapper could help banish insomnia 
Scientists believe it works by stimulating the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. One in three people in the UK suffers with insomnia (the inability to fall asleep at night) at some point. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain
Too little sleep was defined as four or fewer hours a night, while too much was deemed 10 or more hours a night. The ideal amount? Seven hours a night. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Too much or too little sleep may increase dementia risk
Getting too much or too little sleep may increase the risk for cognitive decline or dementia in older adults, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inverted U - Shaped Link Seen for Sleep Duration, Cognitive Decline
Decline in global cognitive z - score faster for individuals with ≤ 4 hours, ≥ 10 hours of sleep nightly (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news

The sleep position you should avoid - it may be raising your risk of Alzheimer's disease
DEMENTIA symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and having slower thoughts. But you could be raising your risk of Alzheimer's disease signs by sleeping in a certain way. Should you change your sleep position to protect against dementia? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influence of sleep dysfunction on concussion assessment outcomes among adolescent athletes after concussion and healthy controls - Blaney NA, Trbovich A, Ernst N, Eagle SR, Collins MW, Kontos AP.
BACKGROUND: Sleep dysfunction (SD) is associated with a high symptom burden and lower neurocognitive performance after concussion and on baseline testing without injury. However, few studies have compared concussed athletes and controls with and without SD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

TNF α G308A genotype, resilience to sleep deprivation, and the effect of caffeine on psychomotor vigilance performance in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study - Skeiky L, Brager AJ, Satterfield BC, Petrovick M, Balkin TJ, Capaldi VF, Ratcliffe RH, Van Dongen HPA, Hansen DA.
The TNF α G308A gene polymorphism has been reported to influence performance impairment during total sleep deprivation (TSD). We investigated this effect in a randomized, double-blind, crossover laboratory study of repeated exposure to 48 h TSD with caffe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effect of diagnosed sleep disorders on baseline concussion symptom, cognitive, and balance assessments in collegiate athletes - McAllister-Deitrick J, Trbovich AM, Broglio SP, McCrea M, McAllister TW, Kontos AP.
BACKGROUND:Symptoms, cognition, balance, and other domains are commonly assessed at baseline testing as part of comprehensive preseason evaluations among collegiate student-athletes. Although approximately 27% of college students have at least 1 sleep diso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Inverted U-Shaped Link Seen for Sleep Duration, Cognitive Decline
MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- There is an inverted U-shaped association between sleep duration and global cognitive decline, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open. Yanjun Ma, from the Peking University First Hospital in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain
MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2020 -- Everyone needs sleep, but too little or too much of it might contribute to declines in thinking, a new study suggests. Too little sleep was defined as four or fewer hours a night, while too much was deemed 10 or more hours... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to Help Ensure Your Students Get Enough Sleep
Title: How to Help Ensure Your Students Get Enough SleepCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

How to Help Ensure Your Students Get Enough Sleep
SUNDAY, Sept. 20, 2020 -- Nearly 6 in 10 U.S. parents say their children don't get enough sleep on school nights, an American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) survey finds. It included more than 1,000 parents across the country with children between... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to sleep: Nine foods to avoid if you want to fall asleep easily
HOW TO sleep: Late-night snacking may be enjoyable in the moment, but it can dire consequences on your quality of sleep, or lack thereof. Here are nine foods you're better off avoiding in the evenings. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Forgotten dreams: REM sleep helps prevent information overload, explain scientists
(Natural News) Dreams are quickly forgotten the moment people wake up. This is likely due to a group of neurons that gets activated during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase of mammalian slumber when most dreams are made. A recent study published in the journal Science examined the neurons that produce appetite and sleep hormones in mice. Japanese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep
Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Size and sleep: New research reveals why little things sleep longer
(Santa Fe Institute) Using data from humans and other mammals, a team of scientists including researchers from the Santa Fe Institute has developed one of the first quantitative models that explains why sleep times across species and during development decrease as brains get bigger. Crucially, the model identifies a sharp transition at around 2.4 years of age, where sleep patterns change in humans as the primary purpose of sleep shifts from reorganization, which is essentially learning, to repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The New Apple Watch Measures Your Blood Oxygen. Now What?
Blood oxygen readings can be a useful indicator of wellness, but context is important — and so is medical advice from a doctor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian X. Chen Tags: Content Type: Service Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Wearable Computing Watches and Clocks Sleep Doctors Apple Inc Source Type: news

Evidence check: the medium and long-term sequelae of COVID-19, New South Wales Government COVID-19 Critical Intelligence Unit
Rapid review question: What are the medium- and long-term health sequelae of COVID-19 infection among survivors? In brief: General health sequelae • Symptoms commonly reported among recovered COVID-19 patients two to eight weeks after the onset of symptoms (or a positive COVID-19 test) include: fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle or joint pain, chest pain, cough, and insomnia and/or sleep disorders.(1-6) • A study of 202 confirmed COVID -19 patients with mild symptoms, found altered sense of smell or taste occurred in 18.6% of patients, feelings of being tired in 13.1%, problems breathing in 10.4% and muscle or ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of mind-body interventions involving meditative movements on quality of life, depressive symptoms, fear of falling and sleep quality in older adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis - Weber M, Schnorr T, Morat M, Morat T, Donath L.
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present systematic meta-analytical review was to quantify the effects of different mind-body interventions (MBI) involving meditative movements on relevant psychological health outcomes (i.e., quality of life (QoL), depressive sy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Non-GABA sleep medications, suvorexant as risk factors for falls: case-control and case-crossover study - Ishibashi Y, Nishitani R, Shimura A, Takeuchi A, Touko M, Kato T, Chiba S, Ashidate K, Ishiwata N, Ichijo T, Sasabe M.
The aim of this study was to examine the risk of falls associated with the use of non-gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) sleep medications, suvorexant and ramelteon. This case-control and case-crossover study was performed at the Kudanzaka Hospital, Chiyoda W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Relationship between insomnia phenotype and mild cognitive impairment in young and middle-aged patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome - Guo KD, Wang J, Wang QJ, Shen JC, Chen R.
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between insomnia phenotype and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in young and middle-aged patients with obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). METHODS: Those patients admitted due to snoring and exam... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

New research shows how fast our brains are at 'recording' new words
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) How much time does a brain need to learn a new word? A team of Skoltech researchers and their colleagues monitored changes in brain activity associated with learning new words and found that cortical representations of the sound and meaning of these words may form in just 1 to 2 hours after exposure without any night's sleep consolidation, as earlier research suggested. This research has implications for diagnosing speech disorders and improving the efficiency of learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reduction in insomnia symptoms associated with non-invasive neurotechnology
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) For people with chronic insomnia, a good night's sleep is elusive. But what if insomnia symptoms could be alleviated by simply listening to one's own brainwaves? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Bone Health
Findings strongest for development of vertebral fracture (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 16, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk Common Apnea Treatment Tied to Lower Dementia Risk
Treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with positive airway pressure was associated with a lower odds of incident Alzheimer's disease and other dementia in a large retrospective cohort study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Signifier Medical Technologies Closes $10M Series C Funding Round
BOSTON and LONDON, Sept. 16, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Signifier Medical Technologies ("Signifier"), an innovator in the sleep disordered breathing market, today announced it has closed a circa $10M Series C funding round... Devices, Venture Capital Signifier Medical Technologies, obstructive sleep apnea, neurostimulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Tied to Worse Bone Health
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2020 -- History of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with a higher risk for confirmed vertebral fracture, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Tianyi... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news