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03-03-2015 | Parkinson's disease | Article

Markers refine Parkinson’s risk in REM sleep behaviour disorder patients

Predictive markers can identify patients with REM sleep behaviour disorder who have a very high short-term risk of developing parkinsonism or dementia, research suggests.

30-03-2014 | Sleep medicine | Article

Simple tool may aid insomnia diagnoses

UK researchers have developed a “brief but versatile” tool, based on standard diagnostic criteria, to screen patients for insomnia disorder.

23-03-2014 | Mental health | Article

Nightmares heighten insomnia impact on depression

Nightmares and insomnia contribute independently and additively to depression severity, cross-sectional study findings show.

16-03-2014 | Sleep medicine | Article

Frontal lobe atrophy identified in poor sleepers

US researchers have used neuroimaging to show that war veterans with poor sleep quality have reduced frontal lobe volumes.

09-03-2014 | Mental health | Article

Suicide risk greater with disturbed sleep than mental health disorders

Sleep disturbances are an important risk factor for suicide, say researchers, who found that disturbed sleep contributed more to the risk than mental health disorders in a Japanese population.

02-03-2014 | Mental health | Article

Insomnia behaviours independently influence sleep in mood disorders

Behaviours associated with controlling sleep and managing the negative effects of insomnia are independently associated with disturbed sleep in patients with anxiety or depressive disorders, US research shows.

23-02-2014 | Sleep medicine | Article

Restless sleep predicts widespread pain in older adults

Non-restorative sleep appears to be a key factor associated with the likelihood of older adults developing widespread pain, study findings reveal.

16-02-2014 | Mental health | Article

Sleep duration impacts on genetic risk of depressive symptoms

Both long and short sleep durations are associated with an increased heritability of depression, study findings show.

09-02-2014 | Sleep medicine | Article

Sleep disturbances highly prevalent among middle-aged women

One in four middle-aged women are dissatisfied with their quality of sleep and 60% wake in the night at least once a week, a Finnish study has found.

02-02-2014 | Neurology | Article

Sleep recovery good following mild traumatic brain injury

Recovery from sleep disturbance following mild traumatic brain injury occurs more rapidly than depression and anxiety recovery, study findings indicate.

26-01-2014 | Mental health | Article

Acute to chronic insomnia transition warns of depression risk

In patients with acute insomnia, long periods of light sleep may be the key driver to chronic insomnia and depression, research suggests.

19-01-2014 | Sleep medicine | Article

Technology increases cognitive behavioral therapy options for insomnia

Web- and telehealth-based delivery of cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for treating chronic insomnia, giving rural-dwelling adults more choice and better access to services, researchers report.

12-01-2014 | Sleep medicine | Article

Persistent insomnia symptom risk high

Insomnia symptoms are often persistent, report researchers who found that targeting sleep-interfering behaviors may be one method of prevention.

05-01-2014 | Mental health | Article

Sleep duration predicts chronic depression and anxiety

Short and long sleep duration, but not insomnia, predict a chronic course of depressive and anxiety disorders independent of symptom severity, research indicates.

22-12-2013 | Sleep medicine | Article

Japanese FIRST tool assesses vulnerability to insomnia

The Japanese version of the Ford Insomnia Response to Stress Test has been validated and confirmed as a reliable tool for assessing vulnerability to insomnia in healthy individuals.

19-12-2013 | Neurology | Article

Autoimmune clue to narcolepsy

Researchers have identified immune cells in patients with narcolepsy that react against hypocretin, the lack of which causes the disorder.

15-12-2013 | Sleep medicine | Article

Insomnia impact on sleepiness and vigilance performance differs by age

Insomnia may affect people in different ways as they age, results of a prospective, 10-year study suggest.

08-12-2013 | Gastroenterology | Article

Insomnia linked to increased GERD risk

Insomnia is associated with an increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux disease, findings from a cross-sectional study show.

01-12-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Insomnia symptoms linked to increased mortality

Certain aspects of insomnia are associated with an increased risk for mortality, shows an analysis of a large cohort of US men.

24-11-2013 | Sleep medicine | Article

Nonmotor symptoms may underlie Parkinson’s sleep complaints

In people with Parkinson’s disease, symptoms and comorbidities associated with insomnia differ from those associated with daytime sleepiness, US researchers report.