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Sleep Disorders

What's Sleep Got to do With It?

After an argument with a colleague, a graduate student appears "drunk" in class. What happened on the way to the lecture?

Sleep Disorders

Good physical and social functioning may help avert insomnia in older people with musculoskeletal pain.

Orexin B protects vulnerable midbrain neurons from degeneration and preserves their function. This sleep-promoting protein could provide a new target for potential treatments.

New therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body’s various clocks may be opening up.

The odds of children becoming overweight go up with sleep-disordered breathing and short sleep duration, underscoring the need for early identification of these risk factors.

The risk of new-onset obstructive sleep apnea appears to be greater in persons who have asthma. Treating one may help the other.

Contrary to prevailing thought, alcohol promotes sleep by affecting homeostasis rather than circadian rhythms. So should drinking be used as a sleep aid?

Sleep and the circadian system play a key role in cardiovascular health and antitumor activity. While disrupting sleep patterns, night shift work also increases the risk of mortality.

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