Blue-light glasses improve your sleep and work

Wearing blue-light glasses just before hitting the sack can help you get a better night's sleep and help you work better the next day.

George Vlahakis-Indiana • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sleep light jobs science-and-technology health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Tuned lighting helps older adults get a good night’s sleep

Tuned LED lighting that changes color and intensity over the course of a day and night helps older adults in nursing homes get a better night's sleep.

Brown University • futurity
Oct. 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sleep nursing-homes light older-adults health-and-medicine led

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

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

More than one sleep stage matters for learning

Both REM and non-REM sleep stages are important for visual perceptual learning, research on brain plasticity finds.

Brown University • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: sleep brains learning science-and-technology

‘Pandemic fatigue’ marks a mental health crisis

Does COVID-19 have you feeling feeling anxious and exhausted? You're not alone. Will flattening the mental health curve be the next pandemic challenge?

Alexis Blue-U. Arizona • futurity
July 20, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: covid-19 depression anxiety stress sleep social-lives health-and-medicine pandemics

Bedbugs alter your home’s microbiome

"There is a link between the microbiome of bedbugs and the microbiome of household dust in bedbug infested homes."

Mick Kulikowski-NC State • futurity
July 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: bacteria insects sleep microbiomes housing health-and-medicine

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