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Study finds an increased risk of death in men with insomnia and a short sleep duration

A study in the Sept. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP found an elevated risk of death in men with a complaint of chronic insomnia and an objectively measured short…

Perception of poor sleep may predict postpartum mood disturbances in healthy new mothers

Results indicate that both objective and subjective nighttime sleep significantly worsened with decreased total sleep time and sleep efficiency after giving…

Extremes in sleep duration are related to increases in abdominal fat in minority young adults

A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that African–American and Hispanic young adults with short or long sleep durations had greater…

Frequent napping is associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes in older adults

Results show that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes was 36 percent higher (adjusted odds ratio = 1.36) in participants who reported napping four to six times a…

Study suggests that healthy adults may need less sleep as they age

Results show that during a night of eight hours in bed, total sleep time decreased significantly and progressively with age. Older adults slept about 20…

Study shows dream-enacting behavior is common in healthy young adults

Results indicate that 98 percent of subjects (486/495) reported experiencing one of seven subtypes of dream-enacting behavior at least “rarely” in the last…

Study shows that adults have dreamlike thoughts during sleepwalking and sleep terrors episodes

Results show that 71 percent of participants reported at least one incident of dreamlike mental content associated with an episode of sleepwalking or sleep…

Subjective symptoms of sleep quality and daytime sleepiness associated with declining quality of life

Adjusted models show that an increase in difficulty initiating and maintaining sleep was significantly associated with a change in Mental Component Summary…

Waist size and body mass index are risk factors for sleep disordered breathing in children

Results indicate that BMI and waist circumference, but not neck circumference, were significant and strong predictors of SDB at all severity levels – primary…

Maternal depression is associated with significant sleep disturbance in infants

A study in the May 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests that babies born to mothers with depression are more likely to suffer from significant sleep…