Sleep News

Taking Meds to Work Night Shift May Do More Harm than Good

August 14th, 2014
Nearly 15 million Americans work the night shift and many struggle with the assignment experiencing restlessness, sleepiness on the job, fatigue, decreased attention, and disruption of the body’s circadian rhythm. As a result, many workers take drugs to help them stay awake or ...

Natural Light in Workplace Boosts Quality of Life

August 9th, 2014
Employees with more exposure to natural light at the office sleep longer, have higher quality sleep, are more physically active, and have a better quality of life, according to new research. The study highlights the importance of natural light to employee health, according ...

Teen Sleepless Nights Linked with Depression and Anxiety

July 31st, 2014
A new study of more than 300 high school students has led to a better understanding of the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions. Psychology researchers from the University of Adelaide surveyed Australian high school students aged 12-18 to better understand their sleep ...

Healthy Lifestyle Retards Cells Aging

July 30th, 2014
New research presents evidence that while the impact of life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, a healthy lifestyle may counteract many of these effects. In the new study, University of California, San Francisco researchers discovered maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, ...

Likelihood of False Memories Increase after Poor Sleep

July 24th, 2014
New research may have strong implications for the criminal justice system as researchers discover not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories. Researchers from University of California, Irvine discovered sleep-deprived people who viewed photographs of a crime being committed ...

Depression Ups Smoking Cessation Challenge – Exercise Helpful

July 23rd, 2014
Smoking is often associated with depression with the mood disorder making it much more difficult to kick the habit. Often those that have the hardest time shaking off the habit may have more mental health issues than they are actually aware of. Those ...

Sleep Deficits = Memory Problems

July 22nd, 2014
Americans are not receiving adequate amounts of sleep with experts stating that sleep insufficiencies are now a public health epidemic. New research adds to the list of symptoms that a lack of sleep triggers as scientist discover sleep voids can lead to ...

Persistent Sleep Problems after Divorce Need Attention

July 18th, 2014
University of Arizona researchers have discovered that prolonged sleep problems after a divorce may be associated with hypertension. Experts cite a growing body of research that links divorce to significant negative health effects and even early death, yet few studies have looked at ...

Poor Sleep Lowers Activity Level of Those With PTSD

July 17th, 2014
A new study suggests that compromised sleep quality as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can lead to a reduction in physical activity. Limited physical activity, in turn, is linked to negative health outcomes such as obesity. “We found that sleep quality was ...

Sleep Disturbances Plague Most Parkinson’s Patients

July 12th, 2014
Up to 70 percent of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience sleep difficulties that negatively affect their quality of life, according to a new review in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. For example, some patients have unhealthy sleep/wake patterns, such as having a difficult time ...