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New parents face 6 years of disrupted sleep
After the birth of the first child mothers and fathers sleep duration and satisfaction don t recover to levels before pregnancy up to six years after giving birth Mothers sleep an hour less in the first 3 months after giving birth, and fathers slept 15 minutes less researchers at the University of Warwick have found. Six years after birth mothers slept 20 minutes less and fathers were still depriv ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain
New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain s ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we become older, the study reinforces and potentially explains the links between aging, sleep deprivation, and heightened risk for Alzheimer s disease. Sleep is critical to the function of the brain s wast ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Infant sleep duration associated with mother's level of education and prenatal...
A new study analyzing data from Canadian parents has found that babies sleep less at three months of age if their mothers do not have a university degree, experienced depression during pregnancy or had an emergency cesarean-section delivery. The study, which examined associations between a mother s level of education, prenatal depression, method of delivery and her infant s sleep duration, was pub ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Does extra sleep on the weekends repay your sleep debt? No, researchers say
Insufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders put people at increased risk for metabolic problems, including obesity and diabetes. But is extra sleep on the weekends enough to reduce those risks The short answer, according to new findings reported in Current Biology on February 28, is no. The key take-home message from this study is that ad libitum weekend recovery or catch-up sleep does not ap ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Sleeping in on the weekend won't repay your sleep debt
Think sleeping in on the weekend can repair the damage from a week of sleepless nights Not so, according to University of Colorado Boulder research published today in Current Biology . In fact, on some health measures, trying to play catch-up for a few days and then returning to poor sleep habits makes things worse. Our findings suggest that the common behavior of burning the candle during the wee ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Sleep apnea may be linked to higher levels of Alzheimer's biomarker in brain
MINNEAPOLIS - People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer s disease biomarker called tau in an area of the brain that helps with memory, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. Obstructive sl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Researchers develop model to predict suicide risk in at-risk young adults
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2019 - Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among those aged 15 to 34 years and yet, despite years of mental health research, our ability to predict suicidal behavior is only slightly better than chance. Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides a new approach to tackling the problem, showing that fluctuation and severity of dep ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Study reveals the structure of the 2nd human cannabinoid receptor
A Chinese research team joined forces with Russian and U.S. biologists to obtain the crystal structure of the human type 2 cannabinoid receptor. Their findings will help develop drugs against inflammatory, neurodegenerative, and other diseases. The authors of the paper in Cell compare the newly discovered structure to that of the type 1 cannabinoid receptor, deeming the two receptors to be the yin ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents' opioid risk after surgery
ANN ARBOR - Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests. The presence of one or more family members using long-term opioids before a procedure was associated with a higher likelihood that adolescents prescribed opioids for the first time would do the same, acc ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Is alcohol consumption more helpful than harmful? It depends on your age
PISCATAWAY, NJ - Studies of health effects of alcohol consumption may underestimate the risks of imbibing, particularly for younger people, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . The research demonstrates that although cohort studies--the type of observational investigations typically used to study health benefits and risks--sometimes show benefits from moderate ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Smokers often misunderstand health risks of smokeless tobacco product, Rutgers...
American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the April 2019 issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors , provides new research on what smokers think about snus, a Swedish style product that is popular in Scandinavia, but newer to the United States. Snus -- ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Young people at risk of addiction have differences in key brain region
Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to an international team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The study adds further evidence to support the idea that an individual s biological makeup plays a significant role in whether or not they develop an addictive disorder. Adolescence and young adult ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
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