Mice poop shows gut bacteria is key to sleep

Fecal transplants from mice with sleep apnea changes the gut microbiome of recipient mice, a new study shows. That reveals gut bacteria's link to sleep.

Eric Maze-Missouri • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sleep microbiomes health-and-medicine sleep-apnea

Team ties chronic itch to sleep loss and potential heart disease

A new study ties chronic itch to sleep loss and elevated levels of a blood protein often used to predict heart disease, researchers say.

Sheree Monet Wisdom-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: heart-disease skin sleep health-and-medicine itch

Nappers may have higher neurological disorder risk

The brain's way to remove waste, the glymphatic system, is synced to circadian rhythms, research in mice shows. The findings may be bad news for nappers.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sleep brains neurological-disorders featured health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Sleep is like a ‘crystal ball’ to predict Alzheimer’s

Your sleep today can forecast when you might get Alzheimer's, a new study shows. Researchers say improving your sleep could help ward off the disease.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease sleep brains health-and-medicine

5 things to look for on a college campus that benefit mental health

The design of a campus and its buildings and dorms can be crucial to a student's overall well-being.

Diane Bruce Anstine, Dean, School of Business and Entrepreneurship at North Central College, North Central College • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: sleep us-higher-education green-space green-spaces college-students sunlight mental-well-being college poor-sleep student-dorms student-mental-health university-student-mental-health

If sitting at a desk all day is bad during coronavirus, could I lie down to work instead?

Couch potatoes are always looking for a way out.

Arthur L. Weltman, Professor of Kinesiology and Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
Sept. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  heart-disease  covid-19  physical-activity  exercise  sleep  insomnia  sitting  sedentary-behavior

Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school – here's how

Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.

Erika Bocknek, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Wayne State University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: mental-health school psychology stress sleep adaptation child-development child-psychology k-12-education emotions empathy emotional-skills identity self-esteem pandemic-school-closures pandemic-parenting remote-learning bedtime-routine social-emotional-development prosocial-behaviors sleep-hygiene peer-relationships reciprocity remote-schooling

Brain noise holds signal of dreamy sleep

Researchers have discovered a signal in the brain that corresponds with dreaming, or REM sleep. It could help people with sleep disorders.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley • futurity
Aug. 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: sleep brains dreams featured health-and-medicine

8 simple strategies to fuel your body during a pandemic

The constraints of COVID-19 can act as a catalyst to eat more thoughtfully and, perhaps, eat better.

Julie Lee, Registered Dietitian, Binghamton University, State University of New York • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: diet exercise sleep nutrition healthy-food

A new way to control experimentation with dreams

Device not only helps record dream reports, but also guides dreams toward particular themes.

Sarah Beckmann | MIT Media Lab • mit
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: neuroscience memory sleep research media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning brain-and-cognitive-sciences undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop

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