A new study reports teen boys who experience a greater decline in slow wave sleep have a higher risk of developing insulin resistance than those who were able to maintain their sleep.
Researchers have identified two subpopulations of neurons in the BNST that connect to separate populations of neurons in the lateral hypothalamus which appear to drive two opposing emotional states; avoidance and reward seeking
Researchers release new evidence-based recommendations regarding the benefits and risks for breastfeeding mother and infant co-sleeping. The study reports safe bedsharing is possible, and existing evidence does not support the conclusion that co-sleeping in breastfed infants increases the risk for SIDS in the absence of known hazards.
Noradrenaline, a stress-related neurotransmitter, may cause you to wake at night but researchers say it's a normal part of a good night's sleep.
Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can accelerate biological aging, but treating OSA can slow or even reverse the process.
A new collection of articles explores mapping brain overexcitability that underpins the dysregulation of vigilance, sleep-wake cycles, and validating effective biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease.
Scientists have discovered a biological marker that may help to identify which depressed patients will respond to an experimental, rapid-acting antidepressant like ketamine. The brain signal, detectable by noninvasive imaging, also holds clues to the agent's underlying mechanism, which are vital for drug development, say NIH researchers.
A link has been identified between oxidative stress, which has previously been linked to aging and neurodegeneration, and sleep. Oxidative stress activates neurons that control sleep function. The findings could help in the development of treatments for sleep disorders.
A new, large-scale study reveals people whose sleep patterns go against their natural circadian rhythm are more likely to develop symptoms of depression and report a decrease in wellbeing.