Have previous sleep studies visual visual scoring of sleep stages.

have previous sleep studies visual visual scoring of sleep stages, which is time consuming and subject to misclassification, said Dr. Punjabi. spectral analysis allows us to more objectively classify the sleep EEG signals and helps detect subtle changes have been overlooked have been overlooked with visual scoring. .

Punjabi, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, ‘Smokers often experience difficulty falling asleep due to the stimulating effect of nicotine as as the night develops, withdrawal from nicotine may further contribute to sleep disorders. ‘.. The long-term effects of smoking on respiratory and cardiovascular health are well known, much-needed V. And the President of the ACCP. However, this study is important because it suggests that smoking may also be the much-needed restorative effect of the sleep deprived. This study provides yet another reason stop smoking or never start. .

Dr. 40 non-i and colleagues from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine compared the sleep architecture of 40 smokers with a matched group of 40 non – smokers who undergo all home polysomnography.The financing of will a three-year fellowship for Dr. Ruth Barr a psychiatrist the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Barr hoping build to that research she made during a fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Bay on the effects of nicotine to attention and working memory for treating schizophrenia. Schizophrenia damage impairments – inhibitory including deficits in control of make difficult to patients capable of withstanding which impulse to smoke.

It is hoped, help the Medical Research Council award will be, the scientists find improved treatments for nicotine dependence – and treatments for the symptoms schizophrenia – perform at in an increased rate of illness and death from smoking-related diseases.

##Dr. Barr be are monitored the professors Stephen Cooper and Professor Gavin Reynolds of Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience from the School of Medicine and Dentistry.