The latest news from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Adolescent sleep duration is associated with daytime mood
A new study of adolescents suggests that obtaining an insufficient amount of sleep increases variability in sadness, anger, energy and feelings of sleepiness.
Alcohol dependent individuals show greater risk of suicide in evening hours
A new study found that there is a circadian pattern of peak and nadir in the incidence of suicides committed in alcohol dependent individuals.
Childhood abuse, parental death and divorce are linked to adult insomnia symptoms
According to a new study, child adversities, which are known to play an important role in mental and physical health, are also associated with poor sleep.
NFL, NBA, and NHL teams have a disadvantage when traveling west
A new study found that the NFL, NBA and NHL teams traveling from west to east had a higher winning percentage compared to teams traveling in the opposite direction.
Sleepiness and fatigue linked to brain atrophy in cognitively normal elderly
A new study found that normal older adults who experience excessive sleepiness during the day or significant fatigue may have more brain atrophy than expected for their age, particularly in areas of the brain that are more susceptible to aging and Alzheimer's disease.