Sleepwalking neurons

New findings could help with future navigational problems associated with Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders.

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that navigational brain cells that help sense direction are as electrically active during deep sleep as they are during wake

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New sleep apnea device

If you snore or have sleep apnea, there is a breakthrough treatment that may help, without the awkward masks typically used by chronic sufferers.

Sleep apnea, a condition that leads sleeping people to stop breathing for periods at night, can lead to high blood pressure and an increased risk of

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Controlled crying?

Does controlled crying really work?

Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.

"To sleep, perchance to dream," says poor Hamlet, obsessing about sleep, and also about death. By the

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New guidelines for a good night sleep

Many older Australians spend more time in bed than they need to, according to sleep experts who are now armed with the first-ever science-based guidelines for sleep length.

The National Sleep Foundation, America's leading authority on sleep, has published its inaugural age-specific recommended

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How much sleep do you need?

The National Sleep Foundation has revamped its recommendations for the way we recharge.

The non-profit scientific foundation, along with a panel of experts, updated its nightly sleep duration advice for all ages in a report published Feb. 2 in Sleep Health: The Official Journal of the National

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Living with insomnia

5 things no one tells you.

Given how much we know about the importance of getting enough good-quality sleep, facing insomnia without worry and fear can be tough.

Insomnia has been linked with a greater likelihood of anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, headache, asthma, heart attack, stroke and

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Sleep and Alzheimer's

Could Sleep Disturbances Help Identify Alzheimer's Disease?

Alzheimer's disease presents a serious senior health concern. In fact, the Alzheimer's Association reported that it's the sixth leading cause of death among older adults in the U.S., with some 5 million living with the condition. One

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