Actigraphy can be a useful clinical tool for the evaluation of adult and pediatric patients with suspected sleep disorders, including circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, according to a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).
Researchers find that a key circadian clock controlling kinase, CK1D -- controlling the stability of PER2 -- has two forms, one that stabilizes PER2 and one that destabilizes it.
Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
New research finds that, among patients over 60 years old, there is a strong association between consumption of alcoholic beverages and nocturnal leg cramps.
New Yorkers are getting heavier. And, like people across the country, many have difficulty sleeping and are suffering from depression. Diabetes rates in NYC remain high and racial and ethnic disparities persist.
Infants waking during the night is a reason some British mothers introduce solid foods earlier than recommended by the British government, which advises exclusive breastfeeding for about six months. A secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial that included infants from England and Wales looked at whether the early introduction of solid foods was associated with influences on infant sleep.
A new study conducted at Washington State University has brought scientists closer to finding out why working night shifts increases your risk of developing diabetes and other metabolic disorders. The study revealed that just three days of being on a night shift schedule will disrupt metabolism. This disruption appears to be driven by separate biological clocks (so-called peripheral oscillators) in the liver, gut and pancreas, rather than the brain's master clock.
About 20 percent of fatal road crashes involve driver fatigue. Now researchers have discovered the natural vibrations of cars make people sleepier, affecting concentration and alertness levels just 15 minutes after drivers get behind the wheel.
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with changes to the structure of the brain that are also seen in the early stages of dementia, according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal.
Two discoveries -- one in the brains of people with heroin addiction and the other in the brains of sleepy mice -- shed light on chemical messengers in the brain that regulate sleep and addiction.