Reductions in reaction time, memory, and other neuropsychological problems persist for at least seven days following a ten-day period of insufficient sleep.
Concussions could have lasting implications on sleep, a new study reports. People who experienced concussion reported sleep disturbances, daytime drowsiness, and fatigue that were persistent months after their injury.
A new study links poor sleep quality in older adults with elevated levels of tau, a protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report poor sleep quality later in life may be associated with declining brain health and may be an early indicator of Alzheimer's disease.
A study in Sleep reports on a link between cognition, sleep and a metabolite called kynurenic acid. The metabolite has previously been linked to schizophrenia.
A new study links restless leg syndrome to poor quality sleep and poor daytime function in pregnant women. RLS is common in pregnant women, especially in the third trimester. It is estimated up to 36% of women suffer RLS at some point during pregnancy. Researchers say identifying and treating RLS could help alleviate some of the burden of the symptoms.
Inconsistent sleep patterns are linked to a decline in attention and cognition, especially in younger adults, a new study reports.
Children who have access to media devices at bedtime have double the risk of sleep disturbances than those who go to bed without a tablet or cell phone, researchers report.
Researchers report they have discovered a key mechanism which affects the function of the circadian clock.