New research reveals the mechanisms behind the effects of chronic stress and tiny inflammations in the brain on fatal gut failure.
It is still common for infants to be placed in unsafe sleeping positions by their caregivers, report researchers from Yale and Boston University (BU). Fewer than half of infants are always placed on their backs for sleep, the recommended safe sleep position.
A new preclinical study found that a brief period of extended wakefulness before surgery enhances pain and prolongs recovery time after surgery. Caffeine administration helped to reduce the harmful effects of sleep loss on subsequent surgical pain.
Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn't start school so early. Yet University of Michigan research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days.
Working with fruit flies, scientists have identified different labels that attract and control specific nerves. In theory, the 'right' labels may re-form nervous connections if delivered to the site of injury.
Older people receiving electroconvulsive therapy for their depression likely will need an additional treatment if insomnia is one of their symptoms, researchers report.
A new study is the first to link binge-watching in young adults with poorer sleep quality, more fatigue, and increased insomnia. The findings suggest that the mechanism explaining this relationship is increased cognitive alertness resulting from binge-watching.
Binge-watching is a great way for young adults to catch up on multiple episodes of their favorite television series like 'The Walking Dead' or 'Game of Thrones,' but it comes at a price.
Scientists report the first evidence that a gene outside the brain controls the ability to rebound from sleep deprivation -- a very surprising discovery that could eventually lead to greatly improved treatments of insomnia and other sleep disorders that do not require getting a drug into the brain.
For babies every moment is a new experience -- until the infant brain organises the flood of stimulations. It has to save new information in its long-term memory, aggregate similar experiences and categorise them. Therefore, one thing seems to be crucial: sufficient sleep. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences have now discovered that babies can even associate them with meanings the first time -- much earlier than supposed.