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Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills linked to risk of death

Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research from the University of Warwick. The large...

Sleep may stop chronic pain sufferers from becoming zombies

Chronic pain sufferers could be kept physically active by improving the quality of their sleep, new research suggests. The study by the University of Warwick's...

Disrupted sleep found to accelerate cancer growth in mice

Here’s another reason you might want to make sure you sleep well. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Louisville have...
Fish oil could treat nerve damage

Omega-3 in diet associated with better sleep

A randomised placebo-controlled study by the University of Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in...

Frequent childhood nightmares may indicate an increased risk of psychotic traits

Children who suffer from frequent nightmares or bouts of night terrors may be at an increased risk of psychotic experiences in adolescence, according to...

Insomniac’s brain ‘like a light switch that is always on’

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have made an important discovery about people with chronic insomnia—the part of their brains that controls movement are more active...

New Sleep Gene Promotes the Need to Sleep

All creatures great and small, including fruitflies, need sleep. Researchers have surmised that sleep – in any species -- is necessary for repairing proteins,...

Study analyzes content of nightmares and bad dreams

Physical attacks are a recurring theme in nightmares According to a new study, nightmares have greater emotional impact than bad dreams do, and fear is...

Fragmented sleep accelerates cancer growth

Poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early...

New implant can reduce sleep apnea episodes by 70 percent

Implantation of a sleep apnea device called Inspire® Upper Airway Stimulation (UAS) therapy can lead to significant improvements for patients with obstructive sleep apnea...

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