Growth-Promoting Protein Linked to REM Sleep in Pre-Clinical Research Study

Sleep

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein linked in previous research to long-term memory and to multiple brain-related diseases in humans, helps rats regulate when and for how long they slip into rapid eye-movement (REM) ...

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Sleep Deprivation Disrupts Brain Activity as Much as Alcohol by Causing Mental Glitches and Lapses

November 07, 2017 Josh Lowe of Newsweek

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

After a really bad night’s sleep, it can be difficult to function properly: you find yourself forgetting things, or exercising poor judgement....

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Good sleep essential to improving chance of becoming pregnant, study finds

Preventive Health, Sleep, Pregnancy

Good quality sleep is essential to improving a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant, a new study suggests....

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Effects of Exercise Interventions on Depressive Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in the United States: A Systematic Review

Sleep

Depression is the most prevalent mental health problem among older adults. Exercise has been found to have a protective and treatable effect on depression in this population. A systematic review of literature published between 2006 and ...

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10 things to know about sleep as the clocks go back

Sleep

People across the UK will wake up having gained an hour's sleep on Sunday morning, as the clocks go back heralding darker evenings and shorter days. But how much do we know about sleep and its impact on our lives, from our health and ...

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Sleep and the Relationship Between Pediatric Pain and Traumatic Stress

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

Poor sleep quality partially mediates relationships between post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) and severity of chronic pain in pediatric patients, according to a study published in the Journal of Pain....

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The Secrets of Sleep

Sleep Disordered Breathing, Sleep, Sleep Apnea, Adult Sleep Issues

When I trained to be a doctor, some four decades ago, everyone neglected sleep. “On call” duty for hospital interns began at 6 a.m. and lasted twenty-four hours; I often kept on working until early evening the next day, after which I ...

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Don’t be scared: Know the difference between a nightmare and a night terror

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

What’s the difference between a nightmare and a night terror? If you, as a parent, are awakened by your child’s screams in the night, either one can be a jarring experience. But according to Dr. Kevin Kaplan, an assistant professor of ...

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Extroverts are more likely to have good nights’ sleep

October 22, 2017 Miranda Larbi of Metro

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

Warm milk. Hot baths. Sleep aids. Audio books. Nothing works. And that could be because your crappy sleep might be caused by who you are. A new study, carried out by Best Mattress Brand, has suggested that how easy you find drifting off ...

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Waking Up at 5 a.m. Probably Won't Make You More Productive. Here's What Will

October 18, 2017 Kristen Bahler of Time

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

You’ve heard the stories....

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