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What's Everyone So Stressed Out About? Financial Concerns, Obligations Top the List
Results of a survey of more than 2700 adults show that 74 percent of people experience stress related to rising prices, 53 percent over not having money for emergencies and 36 percent over paying for basic necessities. Outside of the financial sphere, more...
Poor Perceptions About Sleep May Lead Alcoholics to Relapse
Inaccurate perceptions about sleep quality can have troubling effects on recovering alcoholics, a University of Michigan study has found. Monitoring a group of such patients, researchers found that they tended to overestimate how long it took for them to f...
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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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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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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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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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Night Owl Pre-Teens Prone To Bad Behavior
With summer vacation in full swing, many kids are enjoying late nights filled with sleepovers, video game competitions and all-night reading sessions. Parents, however, may want to watch those bedtimes: Experts studying the correlation between sleep and beh...
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PsychBriefs: September 9-15, 2007
Preschoolers Who Sleep Less Suffer Learning Problems Preschoolers who sleep less than ten hours per night are at risk for learning problems when they enter school, shows a six-year study of 1500 Canadian children. Children who regularly underslept before ...
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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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Chronic Pain Alters Brain Function
Chronic pain is often only the start of the problem for sufferers, who also suffer high rates of depression, anxiety and sleep disorders.
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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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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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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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Newborns Learn While Asleep
Sleeping babies are doing more than giving their parents a much-needed rest--they are learning at an incredible rate.
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Twitter Study Shows Global Mood Swings
Tweets reveal universal patterns in mood.
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