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The 5 Minutes A Day That Can Change Your Life
Research finds just five minutes of outdoor activity to be the optimal dosage for improving mood and self-esteem.
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The Connection Between Bedtime & Teen Mental Health
Teenagers' bedtimes have been found to be linked to rates of depression and thoughts of suicide. Find out what you can do to help your teen get an appropriate night's sleep.
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Teen Insomnia Increases Risk of Depression and Substance Abuse
Teens with sleeping troubles are vulnerable to depression, drug use, binge drinking and suicidal ideation later in life, shows new research published in the journal SLEEP.
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Studies Link Insomnia to Depression in Young and Old
Two studies appearing in this month's edition of the journal SLEEP provide new insight into the relationship between insomnia and depression.
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Too Much or Too Little Sleep Increases Risk of Mortality
Sleep anything but seven to eight hours a night and you may greatly increase your risk of death, shows a Finnish study of 21,268 twins published in yesterday's issue of the journal SLEEP. Based on questionnaires completed between 1975 and 1981, these subje...
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Sleep Sex: More Nightmare Than Dream Come True
From "dirty talk" to intercourse, men and women suffering from a rare but legitimate set of disorders may engage in a variety of sexual activity, both alone or involving others, all while asleep. Because amnesia is a symptom, those who sleep alone may never...
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How Snoring May Lower Your Child's IQ
Sleep disorders pose an even greater threat to intellectual impairment in children than lead exposure, says a new study by the University of Virginia Health System. Studying children with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, researchers found that those who snor...
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What Would You Decide After 53 Hours Without Sleep?
On top of hurting your health and damaging your memory, it seems lack of sleep can also influence your moral decision-making skills. A study by researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research tested 26 healthy adults on the course of action to ta...
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Poor Sleep Hurts Young and Old
While we often hear about working adults' lack of shut-eye, two studies released this week show that both teens and seniors also suffer from not sleeping enough--or well enough. The first, published in the yesterday's Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, sh...
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Nightmares, Sleep Difficulties May Precede Suicide Attempt
Nine out of ten people who attempt suicide report having experienced sleep disturbances, shows a Swedish study of 165 patients. The most common disturbances were difficulties falling asleep (73 percent), difficulties staying asleep (69 percent), and awakeni...
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Resisting Sleep May Help Insomniacs
In order to treat insomnia and chronic exhaustion, some specialists are now prescribing "sleep restriction," which allows people go to bed only for the amount of time they are already able to sleep, gradually increasing this time and thus reducing the numbe...
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Behavior Therapy Helps Seniors Sleep
A study at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has found behavioral therapy to be highly effective in treating senior citizens with insomnia. Twenty-five patients who reported persistent problems sleeping were brought in for the experiment. Sev...
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