Topic: Sleep in the News

Researchers Finding More Links Between Poor Sleep and Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. People with the disease tend to wake up tired, and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen. But how and why restless nights are linked to Alzheimer’s disease is still not fully understood. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine…
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Researchers Say There are Five Different Types of Insomnia

New research from the Netherlands has identified five different types of insomnia, explaining that this may be the reason it’s been a disorder that’s so hard to treat.  Researchers say the finding could be a new page in the history of insomnia, promoting discoveries on mechanisms and interventions. One out of ten people suffer from…
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Anxiety Linked to Violent Sleep

A new study has found a list of risk factors for a violent sleep disorder. REM sleep is the dream state of sleep. During normal REM sleep, your brain sends signals to prevent your muscles from moving. However, for people with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, those signals are disrupted. Individuals with the…
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Sleep is a Very Popular Resolution

Here at SleepBetter, we clearly love to talk about sleep, and how we can all do it better.  It turns out, however, that a lot of people are talking about that same thing in these first few days of 2019.  Check out this listing of articles that say sleep is something you should improve in…
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Unraveling the Link Between Sleep and Junk Food

We’ve known for some time that lack of sleep leads us to want to eat more, but new research shows that just one night of sleep loss can increase the desirability of junk foods, even in young men of healthy weight. Building on insights from behavioral economics and endocrinology, researchers in Germany set out to…
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Regular Childhood Bedtimes Lead to Healthier Teens

According to new research, getting the proper amount of sleep starting in early childhood can lead to healthier weight in a child’s teenaged years. Researchers at Penn State identified groups of children by bedtime and sleep routines.  What they found suggests that childhood bedtime and sleep routine groups predict adolescent sleep patterns and weight. In a…
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Later School Start Times Equals More Sleep for Teens

There’s been a push over the last few years to get school systems to delay the start time for high schoolers, but one question keeps coming up.  If the schools start later, will the students get more sleep, or will they just stay up later?  A look at one school system shows it’s the former…
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Light Pollution Causes Insomnia in Older Adults

It can be difficult to sleep sometimes when bright artificial lights are shining outside your bedroom, and a new first-of-its-kind study shows there is a significant association between light pollution and insomnia in older adults.   Results show that increasing nighttime levels of artificial, outdoor light exposure were associated with an increased prevalence of sleep drug…
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Women Sleep Better With Dogs Than Humans

They say dogs are man’s best friend, but according to new research, they’re a woman’s best bed partner. According to recent research conducted by animal behaviorist, Christy Hoffman, PhD, women report that canine companions are better bed partners than humans.  They’re also better than cats, by the way.   Hoffman, associate professor of Animal Behavior,…
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Research Finds Increase in Sleep Texting

You’ve heard of sleep walking and even talking in your sleep, but have you heard of sleep texting?  It’s when you manage to keep connected with your friends via text in the middle of the night, but don’t actually remember doing it.  And, according to new research, more and more people are doing it. The…
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