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Sleep Disorders

07 March 2011

Why some people are light sleepers

New findings about brain rhythms could lead to the development of improved sleep treatments, a new study suggests.

New findings about brain rhythms could lead to the development of improved sleep treatments, a new study suggests.

An analysis of the EEG measurements showed that the intensity of the alpha signal predicted how easily volunteers could be disturbed at the moment the measurement was taken, with a stronger alpha signal linked to more fragile sleep.

Sleep study reveals sleep states

 

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Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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