How Lack Of Sleep Impacts Different Age Groups

Kids can get hyper, adults can gain weight - we all pay a heavy price for not sleeping

Dec 4

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Sleep and Obesity

Thanks to the obesity epidemic, we've seen an explosion of research on the problem of excess weight and the physiological mechanisms of weight control. It has turned out that body weight balance is far from the simple arithmetic of "calories in" and ...

Nov 26

Categories: Eating Disorders, Sleep Disorders

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Let the Body Rest, for the Sake of the Brain

We take it for granted, but most people have to wake up for work (or school or other morning obligations) long before they want to. Sleeping in is treated as a cherished luxury - it's somehow become normal that people wake up still exhausted, and ...

Nov 8

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Stress Management

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Less Than 5 Hours of Sleep Leads to False Memories

A recent study in Psychological Science found that sleep deprivation is linked to false memories. Among the 193 people tested, those who got 5 or fewer hours of sleep for just one night were significantly more likely to say they'd seen a news video ...

Oct 2

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Sleep deprivation may increase likelihood of false memories

In a study conducted by psychological scientist Steven J. Frenda of the University of California, Irvine and colleagues, sleep-deprived people who viewed photographs of a crime being committed and then read false information about the photos were ...

Sep 23

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Brain damage caused by severe sleep apnea is reversible

A neuroimaging study is the first to show that white matter damage caused by severe obstructive sleep apnea can be reversed by continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

Sep 10

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Insomnia Impairs Emotional Regulation

The relationship between disordered sleep and emotional health is an intricate one, as each can influence the other for better and worse. Stress and worry, as well as mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety can interfere with sleep.

Sep 9

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Can insomnia be treated with two weeks in a specialized hospital?

Insomnia is a disturbance that afflicts many people. Some new findings published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicate that a two week stay in a specialized hospital may help.

Sep 6

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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End the Nightmare of Not Enough Sleep

Research indicates that ADHD sufferers are more likely to have sleep abnormalities, a harder time getting to sleep, and a harder time staying awake during the day.

Aug 30

Categories: Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sleep ...

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Ways to Combat Insomnia

If you find yourself tossing and turning for hours, unable to go to sleep or stay asleep, you could be suffering from insomnia. Nearly 40 percent of Americans report some symptoms of insomnia in a given year. It can take a toll on one's emotional, ...

Aug 19

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Poor sleep quality associated with increased suicide risk in older ...

Reported poor sleep quality, independent of a depressed mood, appears to be associated with an increased risk for suicide in older adults.

Aug 14

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Suicide Prevention

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Psychologists investigate a major, ignored reason for our lack of ...

Short term, lack of sleep scrambles our mental functioning. Long term, the health consequences can be dire. What's stopping us from getting enough?

Aug 2

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Sleep problems that persist after a divorce can be harmful to your ...

Those who experience persistent sleep problems after a divorce stand to suffer from more than just dark circles. They might also be at risk for potentially harmful increases in blood pressure, a new study finds.

Jul 23

Categories: Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Sleep Disorders

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Symptoms of schizophrenia possible following sleep deprivation

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia. This discovery was made by an international team of researchers under the guidance of the University of Bonn and King's ...

Jul 15

Categories: Schizophrenia, Sleep Disorders

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Sleeping Less Accelerates the Brain's Aging Process

Not getting enough sleep rots the brain. New research on older people suggests that not getting enough sleep could significantly accelerate the brain's aging process. Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) said the ...

Jul 5

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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