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


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


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


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


Why cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) should be first-line treatment ...

Because psy­cho­log­i­cal approaches are likely to pro­duce sus­tained ben­e­fits with­out the risk for tol­er­ance or adverse effects asso­ci­ated with phar­ma­co­logic approaches, cog­ni­tive behav­ioral ther­apy for insom­nia ...

Jun 16

Categories: Sleep Disorders


Sleep Quality Influences the Cognitive Performance of Autistic and ...

One night of poor sleep significantly decreases performance on intelligence tests in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and also in neurotypical children (without ASD). This is the conclusion made by researchers at the Hôpital ...

May 29

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Sleep Disorders


What we do not remember?

There are lots of article on human memory, however we do not remember certain memories or events. It is puzzling and interesting on why we forget things as well. Having an accident when you were young before 3, you might recall that, but not the ...

May 16

Categories: Other, Sleep Disorders


Study shows how the brain can trigger a deep sleep

Scientists have discovered that switching on one area of the brain chemically can trigger a deep sleep.

Feb 24

Categories: Sleep Disorders


Sleep, Thinking, and Aging

Sleep is important, and perhaps it's most important when you're young

Feb 18

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Sleep Disorders


Adolescents who sleep poorly and insufficiently may develop alcohol ...

Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth. Prior research has shown that poor sleep can predict alcohol-related problems and illicit drug use among adolescents and young adults in high-risk samples. A new study has ...

Jan 21

Categories: Addictions, Child Development, Sleep Disorders


Pre-sleep drinking disrupts sleep

For individuals who drink before sleeping, alcohol initially acts as a sedative - marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS) - but is later associated with sleep disruption.

Jan 20

Categories: Addictions, Sleep Disorders


Turn Off Your Screens Before Turning In

n this day and age, so much of our time is spent in front of screens. Does all the hype around studies showing that the use of screens can mess with your sleep make sense?

Jan 16

Categories: Sleep Disorders


Avoid Backlit Reading Before Bed

Volunteers who read from an iPad before bed took longer to fall asleep and had less restful nights than when they read from a printed book.

Dec 24

Categories: Sleep Disorders


Lack of Sleep During Critical Period of Night Linked to Dementia Risk

Missing out on this kind of sleep can lead to poor memory and dementia.

Dec 19

Categories: Dementia, Sleep Disorders


Less Sleep Means More Stress for Teens

Teens stay up late at night and sleep late into the morning, a result of a natural shift in their circadian rhythms. That biological schedule puts them at odds with the adult world, as well as early start times for high school. But does the mismatch ...

Dec 12

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Stress Management