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Sleep Screening Applications for Smartphones

Not exactly news but worth noting. Research paper pointing out that most if not all Smartphone 'sleep measuring' devices are not scientifically validated.

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Human pharmacology of sleep: a work in progress?

Human pharmacology of sleep: a work in progress?

Review article considering primarily insomnia and stimulant compounds, not restless legs, PLMS, narcolepsy, hypersomnia etc. Deals with fundamentals such as sleep function, sleep measurement, sleep control mechanisms, etc.

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Sleep and health

Interesting paper - Buysse DJ. Sleep health: can we define it? Does it matter? SLEEP 2014;37(1):9-17

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Junior hospital doctor's working hours

Channel 4's Matchlight program (measures by Chris Idzikowski, ESC, SAAS).

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Zeo Sleep Coach out of business?

It looks like the company that devised a really nice sleep measuring / sleep coaching device has gone out of business.

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Global wakefulness leads to local sleep

Areas of the brain involved in some types of learning are re-activated during sleep. This Sleep journal paper reports that extended practice for an extended period of wakefulness (more than 24 hours) can lead to 'local sleep' whilst still awake.

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Forensic Sleep Medicine: The UK experience

Talk given in Durban, SA at the South African Sleep Medicine Congress. A survey of the work done at the sleep centres (cases include murder, assault, rape, sexual assault, death by dangerous driving, fraud, etc).

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Zeo (wireless headband) assessed

Conclusions (from abstract) Data suggest that the Zeo system produces acceptable sleep scoring for stage REM, light and deep sleep, with a specific weakness in correctly detecting waking periods.

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Sleep and depression, a two-way street

Insomnia predicts depression, depression predicts insomnia (Also talk to the Lothian Bipolar Group 11th Oct 2012, Edinburgh)

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Sleep duration and body mass index in twins: a gene-environment interaction.

Sleep duration and body mass index in twins: a gene-environment interaction.

Twin study(1,088 pairs, 604 monozygotic, 484 dizygotic) indicates that individuals genetically susceptible to obesity are more likely to become obese if they are short sleepers (<7 hours). Longer, but genetically susceptible, were less likely to put on weight.

Sleep duration and body mass index in twins: a gene-environment interaction. - Read More…

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