Sleep/Wake Cycle

Study Identifies Psychological Processes Underlying Sleep-Suicide Link

Study Identifies Psychological Processes Underlying Sleep-Suicide Link

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Suicide prevention strategies should include the provision of nighttime services.

Sleep Apnea Negatively Influences Neurocognitive Function in Children

Sleep Apnea Negatively Influences Neurocognitive Function in Children

Those with higher apnea-hypopnea index more impaired than those with lower AHI.

Clonazepam Fails as Sleep Disorder Treatment

Clonazepam Fails as Sleep Disorder Treatment

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Researchers suggest that there are more effective or adjunctive interventions to resolve symptoms of RBD.

Ambien Tied To Car Accidents in Elderly, Women

Ambien Tied To Car Accidents in Elderly, Women

Significantly higher rates of motor vehicle collisions in women and adults aged 80 years and older.

Sleep Disruptions May Promote Alzheimer's Memory Loss

Sleep Disruptions May Promote Alzheimer's Memory Loss

Jet lag type sleep disturbances led to a decrease in glutathione, an antioxidant that prevents damage to parts of the cell, in the brain cells of mice.

Is Narcolepsy Med Modafinil Also A 'Smart' Drug?

Is Narcolepsy Med Modafinil Also A 'Smart' Drug?

Modafinil (Provigil) may actually improve attention, learning and memory.

Side Sleeping Best for Clearing Brain of Beta Amyloid

Side Sleeping Best for Clearing Brain of Beta Amyloid

Sleeping on one's side may be the best position for removal of waste from the brain, based on study in rodents.

Sleep Apnea Associated With Increased Panic Disorder Risk

Sleep Apnea Associated With Increased Panic Disorder Risk

Patients with sleep apnea appear to be predisposed to panic disorder, based on a study conducted in Taiwan.

Narcolepsy Symptoms Increase Risk of Falls in Seniors

Narcolepsy Symptoms Increase Risk of Falls in Seniors

About 15% of seniors experience excessive daytime sleepiness, which can be related to sleep apnea or comorbid psychiatric conditions.

Poor Sleep Can Worsen Bipolar Disorder Symptoms in Women

Poor Sleep Can Worsen Bipolar Disorder Symptoms in Women

Women with bipolar who did not sleep well tended to have more severe and frequent depression, as well as more intense manic episodes.

Drug Improves Excessive Sleepiness in Narcolepsy With or Without Cataplexy

Drug Improves Excessive Sleepiness in Narcolepsy With or Without Cataplexy

Sodium oxybate, alone or in combination with modafinil, improved excessive sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy both with and without cataplexy.

Novel Narcolepsy Drug Demonstrates Improvement in Daytime Sleepiness

Novel Narcolepsy Drug Demonstrates Improvement in Daytime Sleepiness

Post-hoc analysis of Phase IIb trial finds both clinician and patient-reported improvements in disease status with JZP-110.

CBT for Insomnia May Also Help Relieve Comorbid Depression Symptoms

CBT for Insomnia May Also Help Relieve Comorbid Depression Symptoms

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CBT for insomnia can effectively treat insomnia in patients with comorbid major depression taking antidepressants.

First Study to Examine Narcolepsy Drug in Children, Adolescents

First Study to Examine Narcolepsy Drug in Children, Adolescents

The first trial to evaluate sodium oxybate for the treatment of children and adolescents with narcolepsy and cataplexy has started patient enrollment.

Internet-Based CBT for Insomnia Lowers Depressive Symptoms

Internet-Based CBT for Insomnia Lowers Depressive Symptoms

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Adults in the CBT-I group achieved much bigger reductions in depressive and anxiety symptoms than peers using control website.

Poor Sleep May Contribute to Build-Up of Alzheimer's Amyloid

Poor Sleep May Contribute to Build-Up of Alzheimer's Amyloid

Patients with highest levels of amyloid plaque in the brain tended to have less sleep and more memory problems.

PTSD Severity Linked to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea in Veterans

PTSD Severity Linked to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea in Veterans

Every significant increase in severity of a PTSD symptom was associated with a 40% increase in being at high risk for sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Depression Risk in Men

Sleep Apnea Linked to Higher Depression Risk in Men

Men with undiagnosed, severe sleep apnea have twice the risk of depression as those without the sleep disorder.

Disrupted Sleep May Increase Suicidal Ideation in Students

Disrupted Sleep May Increase Suicidal Ideation in Students

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Students who have sleep problems and have high stress have an elevated suicide risk.

Sleep Disorders in Childhood May Portend Later Mental Illness

Sleep Disorders in Childhood May Portend Later Mental Illness

Young children who had trouble sleeping had a higher risk of developing psychiatric disorders two years later.

Treating Sleep Disorders in Alzheimer's Patients

Treating Sleep Disorders in Alzheimer's Patients

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Nonpharmacologic interventions should be used first before medication to promote sleep is considered.

The Role of Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Fatigue Treatment

The Role of Antiviral Therapy in Chronic Fatigue Treatment

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Growing evidence boosts support for antiviral therapy in treating chronic fatigue syndrome.

Treating Co-Morbid Sleep Problems with Psychiatric Disorders

Treating Co-Morbid Sleep Problems with Psychiatric Disorders

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Sleep dysfunction may be a symptom of mental disorders and should be targeted for treatment by clinicians.

Excessive Sleeping May Increase Stroke Risk

Excessive Sleeping May Increase Stroke Risk

More than eight hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved.

IOM Proposes New Criteria, Name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

IOM Proposes New Criteria, Name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Name change to "Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease" emphasizes the condition is a physiological, not psychological, condition.

Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Sleep For Older Adults

Mindfulness Meditation May Improve Sleep For Older Adults

Mindfulness practices, which encourage focusing attention on present moment, helped older adults with sleep problems get a better night's sleep.

Insomnia Linked to Elevated Risk of Hypertension

Insomnia Linked to Elevated Risk of Hypertension

Chronic insomniacs who took longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep had a 300% higher risk of hypertension.

Tablets, E-Readers May Hamper Sleep

Tablets, E-Readers May Hamper Sleep

The light emitted from the electronic devices appears to suppress melatonin, a hormone that helps to promote sleep.

Belsomra Approved to Treat Insomnia

Belsomra Approved to Treat Insomnia

The orexin receptor antagonist is the first such drug designed to affect sleep-wake cycle.

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