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Gordon Trucking Begins Sleep Apnea Wellness Program with REM Medical Corporation

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- REM Medical Corporation, a leader in innovative fatigue management solutions for corporations, today announced that Pacific, WA based Gordon Trucking, has chosen REM Medical as its provider of comprehensive sleep medicine services. Initially, REM Medical will pr...

Decreased total sleep time associated with increased REM sleep during subsequent naps

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Decreased nightly total sleep time, even within the normal range, is associated with an increased percentage of REM sleep during subsequent naps, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Tuesday at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professio...

U of T research finds glycine could be key to REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

TORONTO, ON. There is new promise on the horizon for those who suffer from REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) according to researchers at the University of Toronto. RDB, a neurological disorder that causes violent twitches and muscle contractions during rapid eye-movement (REM) sleep, can le...

Cataplexy During Status Cataplecticus Resembles REM Sleep

Cataplexy is a sudden temporary loss of muscle tone in the body, which occurs during times of intense emotional states like laughter or anger. Cataplexy is one of the symptoms of// narcolepsy, which is a compulsive disorder to fall asleep. In narcolepsy there are compulsive sleep attacks and ...

Antidepressants affect and cause REM sleep disorder

A New research links antidepressants to the REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD). The study conducted by Mayo clinic points that using antidepressants causes //the onset of this disorder at a younger age. RBD is a sleep disorder where patients act out their dreams, which are often unpleasant and ...

Disturbance In REM May Signal Onset Of Parkinson's Disease

A new report has revealed that wild thrashing during sleep accompanied by cries can be sign of onset of Parkinson's disease. Professor Claudia Trenkwalder said that disruptions in the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep // cycle could be a signal to approaching Parkinson's disease, according to the Germ...

Naps with rapid eye movement sleep increase receptiveness to positive emotion

...oss the day, resulting in marked changes in emotional reactivity. Naps with rem sleep objectively and bi-directionally modify specific emotions. Individuals who took a 60 to 90 minute nap with rem sleep displayed increased receptiveness to happy facial expression followin...

Got a Problem? Think About It Overnight

...m the university. "However, for new problems, only rem sleep enhances creativity." The study findings ...rning and again in the afternoon after a nap with rem sleep, after a nap without rem sleep or after a quiet rest period. Those who had...

Jet Lag Upsets Brain's Internal Clocks

...ep quickly adapted to the 22-hour cycle, but their rem sleep continued to follow a 25-hour cycle. This meant that rem sleep didn't occur in normal progression following...ming that simulates a trip from Paris to New York, rem sleep needed six to eight days to catch up with no...

New way to analyze sleep disorders

...heartbeat and breathing mostly synchronize during non-REM sleep (light and deep sleep), and cardio-respiratory synchronization is almost absent during rem sleep. Next they plan to extend their study to people with sleep disorders to determine whether their technique can accurately diagnose these diso...

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REM in Biological News

4 days of REM sleep deprivation contributes to a reduction of cell proliferation in rats

WESTCHESTER, Ill. Four days exposure to a REM sleep deprivation procedure reduces cell proliferation in the part of the forebrain that contributes to long-term memory of rats, according to a study published in the February 1 issue of the journal SLEEP. The study, authored by Dennis McGinty, Ph...

Tips from the American Journal of Pathology

...oly S, Francke M, Ulbricht E, Beck S, Seeliger M, Hirrlinger P, Hirrlinger J, Lang K, Zinkernagel M, Odermatt B, Samardzija M, Reichenbach A, Grimm C, rem C: Cooperative phagocytes: resident microglia and bone marrow immigrants remove dead photoreceptors in retinal lesions. Am J Pathol 2009, 174: 2310-23...

What happens when we sleep

...waking, which is a surprising finding especially in this wake-promoting region of the brain. The neurons fire during sleep, and are most active during rem sleep," says Dr. Barbara Jones, neuroscientist at the MNI and principal investigator in the study. "Our study markedly demonstrates that MCH neurons d...

What a sleep study can reveal about fibromyalgia

...ior in children. The universities have filed an application for another patent for an algorithm that helps automate the assessment of patients with rem Sleep Behavior Disorder. People with this neurological condition act out their dreams during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, which can cause them to h...

Fat intake negatively influences the sleep pattern in healthy adults

...Their sleep pattern was evaluated by a polysomnographic recording. We showed that an increased fat intake was associated with a lower percentage of rem sleep, a higher arousal index and apnea-hypopnea index, and a lower sleep efficiency, said Crispim. These results showed that total fat intake and di...

Out-of-body experiences may be caused by arousal system disturbances in brain

...ulates different states of consciousness including rem sleep and wakefulness, may be the cause for these ...ath were more likely to also have had some sort of rem intrusion in their lifetime, where instead of passing directly between the rem sleep state and wakefulness, the brain switch blen...

Negative effects of caffeine are stronger on daytime sleep than on nocturnal sleep

...d slow-wave sleep (SWS) in both groups. However, caffeine reduced sleep efficiency more strongly in the DayRec group, and decreased sleep duration and rem sleep only in that group. ...

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