Topic List : Sleep
Sleep center director adopts narcoleptic companion
Watson, a narcoleptic Chihuahua, helps Stanford physician explain sleep disorder to children — and brings plenty of laughs as well.
Sleep center recognized for expertise on restless legs syndrome
The Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation has designated the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center a quality care center.
‘Sleep drunkenness’ more common than previously thought
In a survey of more than 16,000 adults, researchers found that 1 in 7 experienced a sudden awakening that can lead to inappropriate behavior, poor decision-making and even violence.
Poor sleep quality increases suicide risk for older adults, researcher finds
In a study, participants who reported poor sleep had a 1.4 times greater chance of death by suicide within a 10-year period than those who reported sleeping well.
Stanford researchers retract study examining link between narcolepsy, H1N1
Stanford researchers have retracted a 2013 study that described a possible immunological connection between narcolepsy and the H1N1 influenza virus.
H1N1-triggered narcolepsy may stem from 'molecular mimicry,' study finds
NOTE: On July 30, 2014, the journal retracted this paper at the request of the authors. The authors said they were unable to replicate some of the results reported in the paper.
"The whats, whys and hows of sleep"
According to Stanford sleep specialist Rafael Pelayo, MD, the most common sleep disorder in America is insufficient sleep. Although there are many treatment options available, the majority of patients with insomnia or other sleep issues fail to seek professional help.
Not getting sleepy? Research explains why hypnosis doesn't work for all
Not everyone is able to be hypnotized, and new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine shows how the brains of such people differ from those who can easily be.
The need for good sleep
Nearly one in four Americans has a sleep problem. Insufficient sleep has been linked to a host of health problems, including heart disease, depression and obesity.
Narcolepsy is an autoimmune disorder, Stanford researcher says
STANFORD, Calif. - Ten years ago, Stanford University School of Medicine scientist Emmanuel Mignot, MD, PhD, and his colleagues made headlines when they identified the culprit behind the sleep disorder narcolepsy.