Sleep disorders

Low-dose aspirin reduces inflammation caused by sleep loss

A new study to be presented at the SLEEP 2024 annual meeting, held in Houston, Texas, June 1–5, found that low-dose acetylsalicylic acid, also known as aspirin, can reduce inflammatory responses to sleep restriction.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Streamlining cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic insomnia

A combination of cognitive and behavioral strategies, ideally delivered in person by a therapist, maximizes the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), according to new research. CBT-I is a form of ...


How do tired animals stay awake?

New research provides clues to falling fast asleep—or lying wide awake. Studying fruit flies, the researchers found that brain neurons adapt to help the flies stay awake despite tiredness in dangerous situations and help ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sleep problems can lead to teen depression

New evidence suggests that sleep difficulties, long thought to be a symptom of adolescent depression, might actually come first.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sleep deprivation increases teen angst

Sleep deprivation—from lifestyle choices, pandemic stress, or late-night computer study—can quickly lead to loss of energy and function during the day and even feelings of anger and depression, an Australian sleep institute ...

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