The Hidden Risks of Poor Sleep in Women

The science of sleep is woefully incomplete, not least because research on the topic has long ignored half of the population. For decades, sleep studies mostly enrolled men. Now, as sleep researchers are making a more concerted effort to study ...

Aug 19

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Brain Scan Research Shows That Lack Of Sleep Severely Alters Brain ...

Sleep deprivation majorly impacts the brain’s connectivity and function, according to a recent study published this February in NeuroImage.

Jul 25

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Insomnia linked to damage in brain communication networks

Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain's white matter tracts in patients with insomnia, according to a new study.

Apr 6

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Protein Diet, Weight Loss, May Help You Sleep

Overweight and obese adults who are losing weight with a high-protein diet are more likely to sleep better, according to new research.

Mar 28

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Significant link between nightmares, suicidal behavior

Sleep problems have been identified as a risk for suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts.

Mar 21

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Texting at night affects teens' sleep, academic performance

Can't stop texting? If you're a teenager, it may be to blame for falling grades and increased yawning in school, according to a new Rutgers study.

Mar 7

Categories: Academic Issues, Sleep Disorders, Teenage Issues

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Gene linking sleep, seasonal affective disorder found

A newly discovered human gene mutation appears to contribute both to unusual sleep patterns and to heightened rates of seasonal depression.

Feb 24

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders

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Best to sleep on it: brain activity patterns during sleep consolidate ...

Why does sleeping on it help? This is the question tackled by new research at the University of Bristol, which reveals how brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important ...

Feb 20

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Seeking the Gears of Our Inner Clock

Neuroscientists have struggled to understand exactly how the mind’s cycles affect us. Studies of donated brains provide some answers.

Dec 29

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Humans Evolved To Get Better Sleep In Less Time

Insomniacs take heart: Humans get by on significantly less sleep than our closest animal relatives. The secret, according to a new study, is that our sleep is more efficient.

Dec 15

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Lack of Sleep Tampers with Your Emotions

A new Tel Aviv University study has identified the neurological mechanism responsible for disturbed emotion regulation and increased anxiety due to only one night's lack of sleep. The research reveals the changes sleep deprivation can impose on our ...

Dec 10

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Teens' night-time use of social media 'risks harming mental health'

Teenagers who engage with social media during the night could be damaging their sleep and increasing their risk of depression and anxiety, research shows.

Oct 20

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Teenage Issues

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Understanding sleep paralysis: a terrifying but unique state of ...

With an increasing amount of scientific study into sleep paralysis, researchers are slowly getting closer to unraveling its mystery.

Oct 6

Categories: Fear, Sleep Disorders

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Why sleep deprivation turns us into angry, pissed monsters

Feel yourself waking up as a monster due to lack of sleep? Sleep deprivation increases your chances of experiencing bad moods tremendously. All of us have been sleep deprived at some point in our lives and I'm sure we can all relate with that ...

Aug 4

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Study: Seal It With a Sleep: The Role of Sleep in Reducing Bias

Everyone knows sleep is good for us. It’s a time to refresh and recharge our bodies to heal our minds to rest after a busy day. We are told that sleep helps with memory consolidation, organizing what it’s learned so it can be better remembered ...

Jul 14

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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