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Clinical trial of Donepezil for improving REM sleep in autistic children by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 9:51pm A recent lecture I heard discussed how as many as 25% of autistic children get little or no REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. REM sleep is an important sleep phase and it is thought this could contribute to cognition and behavior problems in these children. Anecdotally (and probably confirmed by studies is my guess ... Read on »
Sleep positions affect REM sleep? by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Sat 15 Nov 2008 9:24am From Reuters: This is kind of interesting, my Korean uncle, who's very much the empiricist, always insisted that we should live in houses that face north, for prosperity. And our bed is likewise on the north-south axis. MAN FERTILITY and I always complain when we have to travel that we never sleep well....hm, and then it's always lights-out ... Read on »
REM sleep disorder doubles r ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 15 Mar 2012 9:06pm REM sleep disorder doubles risk of mild cognitive impairment, Parkinson's People with symptoms suggesting rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, or RBD, have twice the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Parkinson's disease within four years of diagnosis with the ... Read on »
REM sleep behavior disorder ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 30 Jul 2011 12:57pm REM sleep behavior disorder is a risk factor for Parkinson's disease Patients suffering REM sleep behaviour disorders dream nightmares in which they are attacked and pursued, with the particularity that they express them by screaming, crying, punching and kicking while sleeping. Lancet ... Read on »
The Different Stages of Sleep by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Mon 05 Apr 2010 5:35pm The function of normal sleep is divided into 5 stages which can be put into two classifications, either NREM sleep or REM sleep.  These stages can be easily distinguished on an EEG. The five stages of sleep are distinctive and can be identified through the use of a limited EEG.  An EEG is performed during a sleep study to measure the ... Read on »
Mechanism of Breathing Muscle ‘Paralysis’ in Dreaming Sleep Identified by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sat 17 Nov 2012 12:00am American Thoracic Society press release A novel brain mechanism mediating the inhibition of the critical breathing muscles during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep has been identified for the first time in a new study, offering the possibility of a new treatment target for sleep-related breathing problems. The findings were published onli ... Read on »
Why Can't You Sleep Like a Baby? by SleepTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Think it's easy to "sleep like a baby?" It turns out that babies have their own unique sleep. PATRICIA MURPHY, PhD: It's called "quiet sleep" and "active sleep" when they're children, and REM sleep is more "active sleep." Infants spend about 80 percent of their life in REM sleep. During "quiet sleep," they're very difficult to wa ... Read on »
Landmark Research: Why We Need to Get Enough Sleep by Bill Klemm Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 04 Oct 2013 12:00am In other blog posts I have explained why sleep is good for the brain in general and memory formation in particular. Now a new discovery provides another reason for people to get enough sleep. The study examined a type of support cell in the brain, oligodendrocytes–let’s call them oligos for short. These cells wrap their membranes around nerve ... Read on »
I Now Use A Sleep App by bamarunner11 Posted Fri 05 Aug 2011 7:00am There are few things in life that I value more then my sleep. It’s my best friend, my only love, and the cheese to my sandwich. I love to sleep. I don’t do it as much as I would like to, but I do the best that I can. In the comments section of my post on Wednesday , I had in interesting conversation with Laura : The id ... Read on »
“Who needs sleep? I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” (that may be sooner than you think if you don’t get e by The Savvy Sister Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Sat 29 Oct 2011 10:36am An 11 year study just published by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology may be the first study to prove a relationship between getting enough sleep and having a heart attack.  Over 50,000 adults were followed over 11 years.  Those that reported insomnia symptoms showed a 27 – 45% increase in heart attack incidence during that tim ... Read on »