Sleep Helps Detox Your Brain

New research shows that a recently discovered mechanism that removes waste products from the brain is mainly active during sleep. This revelation could transform scientific understanding of what sleep is for, and how it works and offers new directions for brain disease treatments. The team, from University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), write about their findings in the latest online issue of Science. Lead author…

Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk

Sleep Better with Somnius by NuTesla, the affordable, non-invasive, high-tech solution to insomnia. WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People plagued with insomnia might have an increased risk of stroke, particularly if they are young adults, a new, large study from Taiwan suggests. Over the course of four years, researchers found that insomnia seemed to…

FDA recommends reducing dosage of sleep aid Lunesta

Read original article here. The Columbus Dispatch – May 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that people prescribed the sleeping pill Lunesta should be starting with half the current recommended dose, part of the agency’s continuing effort to reduce sleep aids’ risky side effects, such as drowsiness while driving. The agency recommended a new starting dose of 1 milligram, down…

Want to learn a new dance or yoga posture? Sleep on it!

According to researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of the brain that play an important role as we train our bodies’ movements interact more effectively after a night of sleep. While researchers knew that sleep helped us learn sequences of movements (motor learning), it was not known why. Read the article A night’s sleep helps us to learn motor sequences from Medical News…

Help your teenager stay healthy by sleeping better!

Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class. According to new research, risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a night, compared with their peers who slumbered more than eight hours. Read the article Inadequate sleep during teen years increases risk…

Sleep Quality Critical to PTSD Treatment

The effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment may hinge significantly upon sleep quality, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in a paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience. “The implication is that we should try treating sleep before treating the daytime symptoms of PTSD and see if those who are sleeping…

New Options for Hot Flashes and Night Sweats

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes and other frequently occurring symptoms, called vasomotor symptoms (VMS) including fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, and impaired short-term memory. According to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues published in the journal Menopause, the team…