Optimistic People Sleep Better, Longer, Study Finds

People who adopt a positive mindset and engage in adaptive coping might find themselves less worrisome and experience lesser stress. As such, they often experience better sleep quality, where they are able to sleep sufficiently and peacefully.

Aug 20

Categories: Sleep Disorders


Obstructive Sleep Apnea May Be One Reason Depression Treatment ...

While many patients with depression may not seem to have obstructive sleep apnea, it is still important to evaluate individuals for this condition. A new study has found that having obstructive sleep apnea might be the reason why depression ...

Jul 25

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders


This Diary Study Suggests It’s Probably Not A Good Idea To Use ...

Some people might be thrilled by the legalisation of marijuana in various parts of the world, believing that satisfying sleep is heading their way. However, a new study by researchers at Syracuse University begs to differ. While marijuana might ...

Jul 22

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Sleep Disorders


Settling the Debate on Serotonin's Role in Sleep

Does serotonin help you sleep, or does it make you more awake? As previous research on serotonin has provided contrasting results, scientists have conducted a study to put this debate to sleep.

Jun 28

Categories: Other, Sleep Disorders


Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

Psychologists have found strong associations between working memory and 3 health related factors; sleep, age and depressed mood. This study shows how these factors are associated with memory quality and quantity.

Jun 22

Categories: Child Development, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Sleep ...


Night Owls Can 'Retrain' Their Body Clocks to Improve Mental ...

A three-week experiment has found that making small, simple adjustments to one’s lifestyle can help enhance emotional and cognitive functioning. As the methods used help to regulate sleeping cycles, this could be beneficial for night owls whose ...

Jun 13

Categories: Sleep Disorders


Adults with ADHD and the Sleep Problems They Face

It’s widely acknowledged that experts are working hard to explore further the ties between ADHD and sleep, but until then, people living with the condition are looking to discover useful tips and information that they can use to reduce both long ...

Jan 16

Categories: Adult ADHD, Sleep Disorders


Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis is when one is wide awake but finds that he or she is being restricted from any movement as if the body was paralyzed. It usually starts with waking up from a good sleep you were having but feeling uneasy about it. You couldn’t ...

Aug 17

Categories: Sleep Disorders


Physiological Differences in Brains of Sleep Apnea Patients between ...

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which happens when a person's respiratory pathway is blocked during sleep, though it's causes are still unknown. However, recent research has surfaced new material regarding this elusive disorder.

Mar 15

Categories: Sleep Disorders


People who sleep less than 8 hours a night more likely to suffer from ...

Sleeping less than the recommended eight hours a night is associated with intrusive, repetitive thoughts like those seen in anxiety or depression, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Jan 11

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Sleep Disorders


Tips to Help You Fall Asleep

Most, if not all of us, have experienced nights when we just cannot get our brains to power down. We remain awake, tossing and turning, and it seems like to more we try to sleep, the less able we are to fall asleep. Thankfully, there are ways to ...

Mar 10

Categories: Sleep Disorders


Nightmares May Signal Increased Risk of Suicide

As suicide rates continue to climb, psychologists and public health officials scramble to find solutions. Michael Nadorff, a psychologist at Mississippi State University, argues that one treatable risk factor has been hiding in the dark: nightmares.

Jan 14

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Suicide Prevention


Fighting Depression by Staying Awake

Insomnia is a common symptom of major depression, and yet sleep deprivation can be part of the solution for a patient seeking quick relief. Although it seems counterintuitive, an old and often forgotten approach to improving mood rapidly involves ...

Dec 1

Categories: Depression, Sleep Disorders


Is it bad for your health to pull an all-nighter?

A late night at the library, copious amounts of energy drinks or coffee and class notes from the last month; surely you'll be able to ace the exam if you just spend the next 24 hours focused on the material. Unfortunately, procrastination and sleep ...

Oct 27

Categories: Academic Issues, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health ...


No Rest for the Haunted

Ever wake up still disturbed - and haunted - by the memory of a particularly upsetting image or incident? Research over the past few years has revealed that sleep is intimately tied to memory and might actually be necessary for a large part of its ...

Sep 13

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