Sleep News

Fear of Terrorism May Lead to Job Burnout

January 11th, 2015
A new study has found a link between the fear of terrorism and an increased incidence of job burnout over time. The study, led by Dr. Sharon Toker of Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Management, examines how the fear of terrorism can lead ...

Sleep Quantity + Sleep Quality = Better Math/Language Scores

January 9th, 2015
A new study confirms that it is worth a parents effort to ensure that their school-aged child receives a good nights sleep. Researchers from McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal found that sleep quality and duration are ...

Mouse Study IDs Protein Driving Circadian Rhythms

January 4th, 2015
A new study has found that a certain protein helps regulate the internal clock of mice, a finding that eventually may aid in the treatment of a number of disorders. For the study, published in Nature Communications, a research team led by Thomas ...

Insomnia May Predict Back Pain

January 3rd, 2015
If you suffer from insomnia, then you are nearly one-and-a-half times more likely to develop back pain as well, according to a new study by the University of Haifa in Israel. "After controlling for a range of variables, including socioeconomic status and lifestyle ...

Study Links Suicide Risk with Insomnia, Alcohol Use

December 28th, 2014
A new study has found that alcohol use is “significantly associated” with suicide risk among women. Further analysis also revealed that insomnia symptoms explained a significant proportion of the relationship between alcohol and suicide risk among women. For men, there was no direct effect ...

Light-Emitting e-Readers Harm Quality of Sleep

December 24th, 2014
A new study has found that e-readers can detrimentally shift our circadian clock, making it harder to fall asleep at bedtime. "Electronic devices emit light that is short-wavelength-enriched light, which has a higher concentration of blue light -- with a peak around 450 ...

Benzodiazepine Prescriptions Increase with Age

December 19th, 2014
Despite the known risks for older people, prescription use of benzodiazepines -- sedative and anti-anxiety medications such as alprazolam (Xanax) and diazepam (Valium) -- increases with age, according to a new analysis of benzodiazepine prescription use in the United States. The study ...

Work Burnout Linked to Atypical Depression

December 16th, 2014
New research suggests a strong link between being disenchanted by work and depression. City College of New York psychology professor Dr. Irvin Schonfeld studied more than 5,500 school teachers to estimate the prevalence of depressive disorders in workers with burnout. He discovered 90 percent ...

Poor Sleep Tied to Dementia Changes

December 14th, 2014
A new study has found that people who have sleep apnea or spend less time in deep sleep may be more likely to have changes in the brain associated with dementia. According to the study’s findings, people who don't have as much oxygen ...

Work-Sleep Tradeoff Leads to Sleep Deficits

December 12th, 2014
New research suggest that later starting times for work or school may help to reduce chronic sleep loss. University of Pennsylvania investigators discovered paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep. As such, chronic sleep loss potentially could be ...