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Scientists discover why we need sleep

Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team...

COVID-19 patients with this sleep problem may have worse outcomes

In a new study, researchers found people who have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea could be at increased risk of adverse outcomes from...

A new way to predict if a patient will respond to depression treatment

In a new study, researchers have discovered that measuring brainwaves produced during REM sleep can predict whether a patient will respond to treatment from...

Sleep is like a ‘crystal ball’ to predict Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers found that getting plenty of deep, restorative sleep may offer a defense against Alzheimer’s disease. They found a way to...

New wireless device could monitor sleep positions without cameras or body sensors

MIT researchers have developed a wireless, private way to monitor a person’s sleep postures — whether snoozing on their back, stomach, or sides —...

This sleep problem is a new risk factor of type 2 diabetes

In a new study, researchers found insomnia is a new risk factor linked to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They found 34 risk...

Why sleep is so important for losing weight

When it comes to weight loss, diet and exercise are usually thought of as the two key factors that will achieve results. However, sleep is...

This new surgery could benefit people with sleep apnea

In a new study, researchers found a simple yet effective surgery can be an option for specialists around the world for managing difficult obstructive...

How you sleep today may predict when Alzheimer’s disease begins

In a new study, researchers found one defense against Alzheimer’s sleep —for which no treatment currently exists—is deep, restorative sleep, and plenty of it. They...

Poor sleep linked to high blood pressure and bad gut health

In a new study, researchers have found associations among disrupted sleep, elevated blood pressure, and changes in the gut microbiome. The research was conducted by...

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