Sleep-deprived teens take more risks - CNN (article link)
- Created on Monday, 05 December 2011 13:03
Researchers say that lack of sufficient sleep is associated with risky behaviors such as smoking, drinking alcohol, being sexually active, using marijuana, lower physical activity, and feeling sad or helpless.
“Insufficient sleep on school nights is common and is associated with participation in health risk behaviors including substance use, fighting, and consideration of suicide,”
Dreams Help Heal Painful Memories - PsychCentral (article link)
- Created on Sunday, 27 November 2011 17:42
Berkeley researchers discovered that during REM sleep the brain processes emotional experiences and takes the painful edge off difficult memories.
The findings offer a compelling explanation for why people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as war veterans, have a hard time recovering from painful experiences and suffer reoccurring nightmares.
They also offer clues into why we dream.
Sleep problems triple women's risk of developing fibromyalgia - CNN (article link)
- Created on Friday, 18 November 2011 00:51
"sleep deprivation has been shown in previous research to increase inflammation and reduce the body's ability to manage pain"
"Doctors have long been aware of the link between poor sleep and fibromyalgia, a chronic condition characterized by widespread pain and tender points in the soft tissues."
Childhood Obesity and Sleep - ABC News (video)
- Created on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 20:23
Could a lack of sleep be putting your child at risk?
What makes some sleep more soundly? Spindles - CNN (video)
- Created on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 13:36
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on why some people are more easily awakened than others.
- When a person sleeps they have different patterns or sleep spindles.
- A person that has a lot of sleep spindles blocks disturbances such as noise.
- People with the most sleep spindles were getting the best sleep.
- People with fewer sleep spindles would wake up 20-30 times a night but did not remember.
Why do some sleep better than others? - CNN (video)
- Created on Tuesday, 14 September 2010 13:35
Susan Hendricks reports on a new study that finds heavy sleepers have different brain wave patterns than light sleepers.
- Sleep spindles produced by the thalamus.
- Sleep spindles block sound, the more sleep spindles a person generates, the more stable their sleep.
Men who slept less than 6 hours were 4 times more likely to die of any cause during 14 year study - NBC News (video)
- Created on Saturday, 11 September 2010 12:59
Three new studies link sleep deficits to major health problems.
- Men who slept less than 6 hours were 4 times more likely to die of any cause during 14 year study.
- when you don't get enough sleep there are changes in your hormones that control appetite.
- depression and anxiety more likely in young adults that sleep less than 8 hours a night, the risk increases for every hour lost.
Some researchers say the light from devices iPad and laptops may alter internal clocks and sleep cycles - CNN (article link)
- Created on Thursday, 13 May 2010 15:03
So, for one month, whenever the sun set, he turned off all the gadgets and lights in his house -- from the bulb hidden in his refrigerator to his laptop computer.
8 Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep - Health (article link)
- Created on Thursday, 13 May 2010 14:03
- Try one of the following natural sleep remedies. "These are safer and have fewer side effects than OTC medications," says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD
- Magnesium and calcium, wild lettuce, hops, aromatherapy, melatonin, yoga, meditation, L-theanine, valerian
Sleep deprivation; 1 sleepless night can hamper the body's ability to use insulin to process sugar - Reuters (article link)
- Created on Monday, 10 May 2010 02:39
Type 2 diabetes is caused by the body's inability to adequately use insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, to control glucose sugar produced from food. Sugar levels rise and can damage the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart and major arteries.
- Partial sleep restriction during a single night reduced some types of insulin sensitivity by 19 - 25%.
- "Our findings show a short night of sleep has more profound effects on metabolic regulation than previously appreciated,"
- "Our data indicate that insulin sensitivity is not fixed in healthy people, but depends on the duration of sleep in the preceding night,"
Sleepless nights can lead to serious health problems - CNN (video)
- Created on Saturday, 13 March 2010 02:44
- sleep deprivation or sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Sleep shortage takes its toll - NBC (video)
- Created on Thursday, 04 March 2010 02:30
It seems easy enough: You're tired, you lay down, put your head on a pillow and sleep. But for many, it's not that simple.
- Bill Clinton says his heart trouble may be linked to lack of sleep.
- Increase stress hormones and alters insulin production.
- Increase risk of diabetes and heart disease.
'Poor sleep may lead to poor health' says expert - NBC (video)
- Created on Thursday, 04 March 2010 02:24
Sleep expert, Dr Edward Suarez of Duke University, in his own words on the importance of sleep and the link between sleep deprivation and your health.
- Sleep deprivation causes inflammation, inflammation is implacated in both heart disease and diabeties.
- Sleep deprivation leads to weight gain.
- Poor sleep means less recovery and longer term can lead to poor health.
Lack of sleep can lead to medical issues - MSNBC (video)
- Created on Thursday, 28 January 2010 00:34
Possible Link Between Sleep and Diabetes
- Created on Monday, 03 March 2008 18:11
Study shows that people deprived of deep sleep have poor blood sugar control.
The Rewards of Shut-Eye
- Created on Thursday, 28 February 2008 19:16
Adequate sleep reduces stress. A midday nap can help deal with information overload.
Fact: The late stage of sleep—sometimes missed by early risers—can boost by 20% your acquisition of coordination crucial for playing a sport, a musical instrument, or any fine motor control.
Sleep strengthens the nerve circuits that underlie learning and memory…Sleep deprivation may be an important contributor to obesity. It also elevates the stress hormone cortisol.
Sleep or Suffer
- Created on Thursday, 28 February 2008 18:39
At some point, nearly everyone struggles to sleep. Tips on how to get your snooze schedule back on track and on how to avoid sleepless nights.