Many teens with clinical excessive daytime sleepiness test positive for marijuana
A new study shows that many adolescents with excessive daytime sleepiness consistent with a clinical diagnosis of narcolepsy test positive for marijuana, emphasizing the importance of drug screening when interpreting diagnostic sleep studies for teens.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia reduces suicidal thoughts in veterans
A new study is the first to show that the treatment of insomnia in veterans is associated with a significant reduction in suicidal ideation.
Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in children, teens
A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in childhood and adolescence is partially explained by genetic factors.
Study links suicide risk with insomnia, alcohol use
A new study is the first to show that insomnia symptoms mediate the relationship between alcohol use and suicide risk, and that this mediation is moderated by gender. The study suggests that the targeted assessment and treatment of specific sleep problems may reduce the risk of suicide among those who use alcohol.
Many U.S. workers are sacrificing sleep for work hours, long commutes
A new study shows that paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep and suggests that chronic sleep loss potentially could be prevented by strategies that make work start times more flexible. Study results are published in the December issue of the journal Sleep.