Navigation Links
Sleeptime Head-Cooling Cap Eases Insomnia, Study Finds
Date:6/14/2011

- patients reported no benefit, according to the study presented Monday at SLEEP 2011, the Associated Professional Sleep Societies meeting in Minneapolis.

While wearing the cooling cap, it took insomnia patients an average of 13 minutes to fall asleep and they spent 89 percent of their time in bed actually sleeping, about the same as controls who didn't have insomnia (the latter group averaged 16 minutes to fall asleep and 89 percent of the time in bed sleeping) .

The cooling cap was, however, associated with an increased amount of slow-wave sleep -- or the deepest, restorative portion of sleep, the researchers reported.

"What we wanted to find out was: 'Would cooling the surface of the brain of insomnia patients result in lower metabolism and improved sleep? The basic answer in this preliminary study, is yes, it seems to work, and it works in two ways," said Buysse. "It does reduce brain metabolism in the frontal lobes, and it improves sleep."

Dr. William Kohler, medical director of the Florida Sleep Institute, said the concept was exciting and worth further research in larger studies that include body temperature measurements and brain imaging tests.

"The theoretical concept is correct, in that we do know from many previous studies that as the body core temperature cools, our sleep improves, and with warming of the core temperature, we have more restless sleep," Kohler said.

Chronic insomnia -- which the American Academy of Sleep Medicine attributes to about one out of every 10 Americans -- can be difficult to treat. Medications can help, although many people complain of side effects, Kohler said. The most effective treatment is cognitive behavior therapy, which involves changes such as avoiding cigarettes, alcohol and caffeine before bed, and getting plenty of bright light in the morning but turning off the TV, computer and dimming the lights during a wind-down period, among other techniques for improving "sleep hygiene."'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Deaths and major morbidity from asbestos-related diseases in Asia likely to surge in next 20 years
2. Right Side of Heart Linked to Lung Diseases, Study Finds
3. Vaccine increases disease-free survival for follicular lymphoma patients
4. California scientists discover how vitamins and minerals may prevent age-related diseases
5. New advances in lipid genetics lead to better detection and prevention of major diseases
6. Study finds patient navigation increases colorectal cancer screening in ethnically diverse patients
7. CDC Warns Against Exposure to Mad Cow-Like Brain Diseases
8. Access to personal medical records increases satisfaction among new cancer patients
9. Animal results may pave way to treating rare mitochondrial diseases in children
10. ASCO releases studies from upcoming annual meeting
11. Occupational lung diseases in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Sleeptime Head-Cooling Cap Eases Insomnia, Study Finds
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 Join the more than ... Disorder Treatment Center’s first ever charity golf tournament to benefit ... with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment. The tournament will ... in Eureka, Mo. , The day-long event starts with ... reception and award dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... Kennebunkport, Maine (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 ... autoimmune disorders in the U.S., according to figures from ... Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), and many of them ... higher chance of having undiagnosed celiac disease. Gluten ... helping raise awareness of undiagnosed celiac disease by publishing ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... October 01, 2014 NoteSwift Inc., announced ... versions 10.0, 12.1 and 13.0. NoteSwift is the bridge ... commands to navigate and document clinical information at the ... spends creating a patient note by more than half ... the major pain points providers state impedes EHR use ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 On ... two Chicago-based finalists in the Martha Stewart American Made ... small businesses across the country in the fields of ... to be recognized as a finalist in the MSAMAs, ... inspiring products that are improving local communities and changing ...
(Date:10/1/2014)... 01, 2014 October is national Breast ... early detection plans while raising money for breast cancer ... Cancer Awareness Month in the effort to find ... promote the importance of having access to clean, healthy ... be linked to certain forms of cancer. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 2Health News:Project HEAL Benefit Golf Tournament Gaining Momentum 3Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 2Health News:Informative New Blog Series Underscores Link Between Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders 3Health News:NoteSwift Joins Allscripts Developer Program 2Health News:NoteSwift Joins Allscripts Developer Program 3Health News:Chicago Coffee Start-up Makes a Big Impact, Earns National Recognition 2Health News:Pelican Water Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Order Donations 2
... ... Honorees were Named, FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., April 1, 2008 At ... on,Monday night, Anthony Welters, Dr. June E. Osborn and Dr. Nelson L. ... Distinguished Alumni Award, respectively., The event was held at the Union ...
... gone from an art form that largely warned against the ... drug use, according to the first systematic social science study ... is published in the April 2008 issue of Addiction Research ... drug use have increased over time, and drug references increased ...
... body fat, leaving them prone to heart disease, diabetes ... to the contrary, more than half of normal-weight Americans ... their overweight contemporaries, this makes them susceptible to heart ... says. , Men whose body fat is greater than ...
... Hundreds of Hopefuls Participating in National Casting Call ... ... In celebration of Earth Month,Whole Foods Market, the world,s ... eco-conscious,personalities were chosen from hundreds of entries to host its ...
... Fla., April 1, 2008 Valensa International,introduced ... this,year,s Natural Products Expo West Conference. This ... the,historically known benefits of cranberry with D-mannose, ... the Larch tree. The,product is available in ...
... Dispute Resolution Process is ... Expeditious Path to Final Approval -, LAVAL, QC, ... today announced that it has appealed the U.S. Food ... to,the next supervisory level under the FDA,s Formal Dispute ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Changing Face of Medicine: National Medical Fellowships Annual Awards Gala Honors Three Fellows 2Health News:The Changing Face of Medicine: National Medical Fellowships Annual Awards Gala Honors Three Fellows 3Health News:Drug use increasingly glamorized in rap music, according to new study of 2-decade trends 2Health News:Drug use increasingly glamorized in rap music, according to new study of 2-decade trends 3Health News:Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight 2Health News:Normal Weight Doesn't Always Equal Healthy Weight 3Health News:Whole Foods Market(R) Announces Eco-Conscious Youth Hosts for 'Whole Earth Generation(TM)' Show 2Health News:Whole Foods Market(R) Announces Eco-Conscious Youth Hosts for 'Whole Earth Generation(TM)' Show 3Health News:Whole Foods Market(R) Announces Eco-Conscious Youth Hosts for 'Whole Earth Generation(TM)' Show 4Health News:Crannose(TM) Extra Strength Women's Health Formula Targets Urinary Tract Infections 2Health News:Labopharm Appeals FDA's Decision on Once-Daily Tramadol to Next Supervisory Level After Additional Analysis Supports Efficacy 2Health News:Labopharm Appeals FDA's Decision on Once-Daily Tramadol to Next Supervisory Level After Additional Analysis Supports Efficacy 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... --  Easy Breathe , the fastest growing online ... now offers the revolutionary AirSense CPAPs by ... apnea therapy devices with internal cellular modems.  This break-through ... share real-time data on each user,s quality of sleep ... addition, the internal modem allows the CPAP to be ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... YORK , Sept. 30, 2014 The ... Growing ageing population and rise in the incidence of ... chronic wounds and in affordability of better quality of ... wound care market. Universal coverage of public health insurance ... would further stimulate demand. Based on the findings of ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... WEST ORANGE , N.J. and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. ... formal affiliation agreement that allows Kessler Foundation and ... to advance biomedical research, education and patient care ... , president and chief executive officer of Kessler ... of New Jersey Health Foundation. "The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 2Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 3Easy Breathe Now Offers World's First "Smart" CPAP Device to Treat Sleep Apnea 4China Wound Care Market 2China Wound Care Market 3Kessler Foundation Partners with New Jersey Health Foundation To Start Innovative Companies To Change the Lives of People with Disabilities 2
... , CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 19 ... microarray technology to find drugs against high-value targets, today ... led by incTANK Ventures. The company will use the ... screen over 100 high-value disease protein targets. With this ...
... , PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 19 Impliant, ... fusion surgery, announced today that it has added Noel Rolon ... Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. , (Logo: ... years of clinical and regulatory experience in the spinal and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cambridge-based Ligon Discovery Raises $1M in Seed Funding 2Cambridge-based Ligon Discovery Raises $1M in Seed Funding 3Impliant Announces the Addition of Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs to Executive Management Team 2Impliant Announces the Addition of Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs to Executive Management Team 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: