Sleep disorders

Can 'colored noise' really improve our sleep?

One in four people suffer from some kind of sleep disorder—insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, hypersomnia, restless legs syndrome. And for a quarter of them, there is no effective, long-term solution. It is a public health ...

Genetics

Are some children genetically predisposed to poor sleep?

Previous research has identified genetic variants associated with insomnia and sleep duration in adults. Now a study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has found that these variants also likely affect ...

Cardiology

Poor night's sleep can trigger atrial fibrillation the next day

We all know that a lousy night's sleep can leave us feeling drained the next day. Now a study by UC San Francisco has found another reason to catch more Z's: poor sleep is tied to significantly higher odds of experiencing ...

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