Navigation Links
Study of twins discovers gene mutation linked to short sleep duration
Date:7/31/2014

ghts. Response to 38 hours of sleep deprivation and length of recovery sleep were assessed in a sleep lab. During sleep deprivation, cognitive performance was measured every two hours using the Psychomotor Vigilance Test.

Although individual sleep needs vary, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that adults get about seven to nine hours of nightly sleep. However, a small percentage of adults are normal short sleepers who routinely obtain less than six hours of sleep per night without any complaints of sleep difficulties and no obvious daytime dysfunction.

"This study emphasizes that our need for sleep is a biological requirement, not a personal preference," said American Academy of Sleep Medicine President Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler. "Most adults appear to need at least seven hours of quality sleep each night for optimal health, productivity and daytime alertness."

According to the AASM, most people who regularly get six hours of sleep or less are restricting their sleep and suffer from insufficient sleep syndrome, which occurs when an individual persistently fails to obtain the amount of sleep required to maintain normal levels of alertness and wakefulness. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that 28 percent of U.S. adults report sleeping six hours or less in a 24-hour period. Insufficient sleep results in increased daytime sleepiness, concentration problems and lowered energy level, and it increases the risk of depression, drowsy driving, and workplace accidents.


'/>"/>

Contact: Lynn Celmer
lcelmer@aasmnet.org
630-737-9700
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter
2. UT Dallas study reveals effect of loud noises on brain
3. New international tree nut council study looks at nuts, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
4. Study: Marine pest provides advances in maritime anti-fouling and biomedicine
5. Healthy lifestyle may buffer against stress-related cell aging, study says
6. Study suggests disruptive effects of anesthesia on brain cell connections are temporary
7. Study finds Europes habitat and wildlife is vulnerable to climate change
8. Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows
9. Study: Climate change and air pollution will combine to curb food supplies
10. First national study finds trees saving lives, reducing respiratory problems
11. New study draws links between wildlife loss and social conflicts
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014  Securus Technologies, a leading provider ... for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, ... enhancements to its THREADS™ product, which utilizes ... intelligence and focused leads for investigators. ... innovation through identifying and delivering solutions serving ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... is open for the Society of ... SIR 2015 is the one place where ... related health care professionals can come together ... and technologies being presented, discussed and tested. ... minimally invasive, image-guided medicine, SIR 2015 will ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... in New York City on September 19, 2014, leading ... Society Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine at the ... of Philosophy of Tel Aviv University, was awarded the ... In addition to her honorary degree from TAU, Prof. ... School of Medicine, and for the past 18 years ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Securus Technologies Adds Advanced Features to Its Industry-Leading Investigative Analytics Product 2SIR 2015: Interventional radiology shapes tomorrow's medicine 2Geneticist and humanitarian: Prof. Mary-Claire King receives Lasker Award 2
... new quarterly newsletter for academic librarians and information professionals. ... developments at OUP and across the publishing world. ... and member of the Editorial Team said: ,After careful ... developed a strong and broad source of information for ...
... has been largely overlooked by the public until now. ... of 157 scientists (the Nasonia Genome Working Group) ... University of Rochester, and Stephen Richards at the Genome Sequencing ... the genomes of three parasitoid wasp species. The genomes reveal ...
... 500,000 funding for the Peninsula Dental School to pursue three ... was announced today. The first area of research will ... published evidence and the creation of new approaches to understanding ... will look at the use of virtual reality and psychological ...
Cached Biology News:Genome advances peril for pests 2Genome advances peril for pests 3Genome advances peril for pests 4University of Plymouth invests in dental research 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 The report "Dairy ... Formulation (Plain, Flavored, Sweetened, Unsweetened), Channel (Supermarket, Health ... Trends & Forecast to 2018," defines and segments ... and forecast of revenue and volume for plant-based ... projected to reach $14 Billion by 2018 with ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... ENVIRON , an international environmental, ... Dr. Harvey Clewell III has rejoined the firm ... with senior professionals in ENVIRON’s Health Sciences practice. ... The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences (The Hamner) ... is Director, Center for Human Health Assessment. , ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 2014  Tavistock Development Co. (TDC), a diversified ... groundbreaking of the GuideWell Innovation Center ... The 92,000-square-foot, three-story facility is the first multi-tenant ... designed specifically for life sciences, health innovation, and ... 650-acre Lake Nona Medical City, near the Sanford-Burnham ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... The report “Fragrance Ingredients Market by Type (Essential Oils ... Soaps & Detergents) & by Geography - Global Trends ... Fragrance Ingredients Market with analyses and projection of the ... has been segmented on the basis of major regions ... Rest of the World (ROW); and their value has ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dairy Alternative Beverage Market Projected to Reach $14 Billion by 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Dairy Alternative Beverage Market Projected to Reach $14 Billion by 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Dairy Alternative Beverage Market Projected to Reach $14 Billion by 2018 - Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Internationally recognized health scientist Dr. Harvey Clewell renews association with ENVIRON 2Internationally recognized health scientist Dr. Harvey Clewell renews association with ENVIRON 3GuideWell Innovation Center Groundbreaking Hosted by Tavistock Development Company at Lake Nona Medical City 2GuideWell Innovation Center Groundbreaking Hosted by Tavistock Development Company at Lake Nona Medical City 3Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... America have studied the viability of using earthworms to ... for the bioremediation of old industrial sites, landfill and ... possible approach in the International Journal of Global ... worms are probably the gardener,s best friend and they ...
... Md., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The Journal ... a faculty member at The Scripps Research Institute ... journal,s next editor-in-chief. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101206/DC12821 ... begin Jan. 1, will succeed the journal,s longtime ...
... Dec. 6, 2010 Viruses have a bad rep—and ... and precisely replicate itself makes it a destructive scourge ... of researchers at the University of Maryland,s A. James ... Natural Resources, brought together by Professor Reza Ghodssi, is ...
Cached Biology Technology:Journal of Biological Chemistry names new editor-in-chief 2Bad Virus Put to Good Use: Breakthrough Batteries 2Bad Virus Put to Good Use: Breakthrough Batteries 3Bad Virus Put to Good Use: Breakthrough Batteries 4Bad Virus Put to Good Use: Breakthrough Batteries 5Bad Virus Put to Good Use: Breakthrough Batteries 6
Sirtuin 7 (SIRT7) Rabbit anti-Human Polyclonal Antibody Immunogen: Synthetic peptide - KLH conjugated Family: Other Recommended Storage: Long term: -20C; Short term: +4C...
... the only microplate sealer with an integrated ... times with a variety of configurations and ... with integrated stacker and 240-plate storage capacity ... use in small workcells , Handles all ...
... of mouse embryonic stem cells to dopaminergic ... midbrain, where they are mainly located in ... and the retrorubral field. These dopaminergic (DA) ... innervation ( e.g.projections to the caudate nucleus, ...
... DNA aptamer screening and binding optimization and ... microfluidic on-chip synthesis platform. Thousands of customer ... LC Sciences can provide assistance with custom ... part of our comprehensive DNA/RNA Aptamer Microarray ...
Biology Products: