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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Little or poor sleep may be associated with worse brain function when ...

Research published today in PLOS ONE by researchers at the University of Warwick indicates that sleep problems are associated with worse memory and executive function in older people.

Jun 30

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Sleep After Learning Strengthens Connections Between Brain Cells and ...

In study published today in Science, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center show for the first time that sleep after learning encourages the growth of dendritic spines, the tiny protrusions from brain cells that connect to other brain cells and ...

Jun 12

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Hypnosis extends restorative slow-wave sleep

Deep sleep promotes our well-being, improves our memory and strengthens the body’s defences. Zurich and Fribourg researchers demonstrate how restorative SWS can also be increased without medication - using hypnosis.

Jun 4

Categories: Hypnosis, Sleep Disorders

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Lack of Sleep Affects Performance and Damages Brain Cells

Everyone knows that bad night sleep can easily affect the whole day ahead. Even a relatively small (2-3 hours) loss of sleep leads to the fall in mood and mental performance. Regular or frequent sleep disturbances can even have much more ...

May 29

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Sleeping less than 5 hours, or more than 9, can lead to cognitive ...

A group of women tak­ing part in the Nurses' Health Study were asked about their sleep habits in 1986 and 2000, and were inter­viewed about mem­ory and think­ing skills three times over a later six-year period. Devore and her col­leagues ...

May 10

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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Good quality sleep crucial to mental health and wellbeing

Having a good quality and restorative sleep is essential for one to be able to function well throughout the day. Failure to do so will lead to numerous impacts to health, both long- and short-term.

Mar 24

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In

Jilly Dos Santos really did try to get to school on time. She set three successive alarms on her phone. Skipped breakfast. Hastily applied makeup while her fuming father drove. But last year she rarely made it into the frantic scrum at the doors of ...

Mar 22

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Teenage Issues

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Mothers of Children with Cancer suffers from Chronic lack of Sleep ...

"It's a whole new cancer world" and "I don't remember what it's like to have sleep" were the most common themes of mothers interviewed by University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers during the maintenance period after a child's treatment for ...

Mar 13

Categories: Parenting, Sleep Disorders, Stress Management

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Study links poor sleep quality to reduced brain gray matter

A new study of Gulf War veterans found an association between poor sleep quality and reduced gray matter volume in the brain's frontal lobe, which helps control important processes such as working memory and executive function.

Mar 3

Categories: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD, Sleep ...

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