Research News

blood oxygen
Researchers have unraveled the elusive process by which small, highly vascular clusters of sensory cells in the carotid arteries "taste the blood," as a 1926 essay put it—the initial step in regulating blood-oxygen levels.
Many studies have linked more sleep to better memory, but new research in fruit flies demonstrates that extra sleep helps the brain overcome catastrophic neurological defects that otherwise would block memory formation, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
high blood pressure
Yaroslav Molkov has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the neuroscience underlying obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—specifically targeting how respiration and high blood pressure are linked in the brain.
wind instrument sleep apnea
A new study has found that wind instrument players have a reduced risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea.
atrial fibrillation
CPAP use was associated with a significant reduction in the recurrence of atrial fibrillation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to an analysis of data from past research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Clinical Electrophysiology.
Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the color of light has a major impact on how our body clock measures the time of day.
"Roughly one-third of the Austrian population as a whole suffers from recurrent insomnia," says Manuel Schabus from the University of Salzburg, in a release. For years now, the psychologist has been studying a diverse range of states of consciousness.
brain noise
By directly recording electrical activity from the human brain, neuroscientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that distinct, distant groups of brain areas that support memory retrieval act in concert, even during sleep.
military sleep
A new research report sponsored by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury confirms what many in the military have long suspected: Service members don’t get nearly enough sleep.
Proove Biosciences, which focuses on personalized medicine, presented the poster "Genetics and Insomnia: Study on the Role of DAT1 in Risk of Insomnia" on March 26 at the Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A new meta-analysis published in the Journal of Hypertension suggests that untreated sleep apnea may be a major factor in why medications appear to be less effective in reducing high blood pressure in some people.
Researchers at the University of Western Ontario in Canada observed that female rats that were regularly deprived of air during their pregnancy had pups that could not handle glucose as well, making their pups more at risk for metabolic disease as adults.
miscarriage body clock
New research appearing in The FASEB Journal shows that the womb has its own body clock that needs to synchronize with the mother's body clock to ensure optimal conditions for fetal growth and development.
Royal Philips and Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have entered into a new research collaboration aimed at improving preventative care and chronic care through wearable technologies.
snore survey
More than a quarter of Americans recently confessed that a snoring bed partner makes them annoyed or angry, according to a survey from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM)–with one in five saying a snoring partner could drive them out of bed.
exploding head syndrome
Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found that an unexpectedly high percentage of young people experience "exploding head syndrome," a psychological phenomenon in which they are awakened by abrupt loud noises, even the sensation of an explosion in their head.
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine revealed that 44% of adults with sickle cell disease who report trouble sleeping actually have a clinical diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing, including sleep apnea.
A new study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, has identified a rural community in Brazil that still follows earlier sleep and wake times similar to those of preindustrial societies.
Widespread tiredness, fatigue, and stress in police officers across six English police forces have been identified in a recent study.
high altitude sleep
For 5 weeks, five international research teams will conduct a scientific expedition in Nepal, in the heart of the Himalayas, close to the summit of Mount Manaslu (8,156 m).