Sleep Disorders

Having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression treated with antidepressants, or mental illness in general is linked with an increased risk of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, according to a study published online in Neurology.


Chronic insomnia disorder (CID) is associated with disruptions in the brain's functional connections, researchers from China report.

People who suffer from sleep disturbances in midlife or as they age may be more likely to develop cognitive impairment than people who usually get plenty of uninterrupted rest, new research suggests.

Women in sexual minorities and gay men have worse sleep quality than people who identify as straight, according to data from a U.S. government survey.

Excessive daytime sleepiness is linked with increased dopaminergic function in the thalamus, according to an analysis of brain imaging data.

Researchers found that the likelihood of sleep problems rose with the number of hours spent in unpaid caregiving, and when caregiving stopped, sleep disturbances were reduced.