Researchers provide first evidence of how obstructive sleep apnea damages the brain
Sep 01, 2015
UCLA researchers have reported the first evidence that obstructive sleep apnea contributes to a breakdown of the blood–brain barrier, which plays an important role in protecting brain tissue.
One night of sleep loss can alter clock genes in your tissues
Jul 20, 2015
Swedish researchers at Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institute have found that genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing a single night of sleep, in a study that ...
After watching disturbing video, CPAP usage soars
Sep 25, 2014
Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He snored, tossed and turned and struggled to breathe during the night, which often left him not only exhausted the next day but ...
New device can reduce sleep apnea episodes by 70 percent, study shows
Jan 08, 2014
Implantation of a sleep apnea device called Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy can lead to significant improvements for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a study published today in the ...
Bad sleep around full moon is no longer a myth
Jul 25, 2013
Many people complain about poor sleep around full moon. Scientists at the University of Basel in Switzerland now report evidence that lunar cycles and human sleep behavior are in fact connected. The results have been published ...
Learn that tune while fast asleep
Jun 24, 2012
Want to nail that tune that you've practiced and practiced? Maybe you should take a nap with the same melody playing during your sleep, new provocative Northwestern University research suggests.
Obesity raises death risk tied to sleeping pills
Mar 16, 2012
Obesity appears to significantly increase the risk of death tied to sleeping pills, nearly doubling the rate of mortality even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year, researchers reported Friday.
Interrupted sleep impairs memory in mice
Jul 25, 2011
With the novel use of a technique that uses light to control brain cells, Stanford University researchers have shown that fragmented sleep causes memory impairment in mice.