RBD, a sleep disorder which causes people to act out their dreams, could predict the onset of neurodegenerative diseases.
Study reveals a bi-directional link between daytime napping and cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers say longer, more frequent napping was associated with worse cognition after one year, and worse cognition was linked to longer and more frequent daytime naps.
MIT researchers have developed a new, non invasive method to help monitor sleep patterns. The device uses an advanced AI algorithm to analyze wireless signals around a person and translate the measurements into sleep stages. Researchers plan to use the technology to study how Parkinson's disease affects sleep.
Astrocytes could be as important as neurons when it comes to regulating sleep.
Galanin expressing neurons are selectively active during rebound sleep. The expression of galanin increases after neuronal activity and sleep deprivation. The neuropeptide plays a critical role in sleep homeostasis.
43% of children who experience insomnia continue to experience symptoms of the sleep disorder during adolescence and into adulthood.
Researchers report dream dysfunctions and sleep disorders may be warning signs of neurodegenerative diseases up to 15 years before other symptoms appear.
Researchers find an increased risk of sleep apnea in patients with Multiple Sclerosis.
Children who snore while they sleep have thinner gray matter in several areas of the frontal lobes. Significantly, the reduction in gray matter correlated with behavioral problems associated with sleep apnea. Some behavioral problems experienced include hyperactivity, increased aggression, and attention deficits.
Using new technology to turn inflammation on and off in mice, researchers discover inflammation may contribute to sleep disorders.