Medical News Today: Metabolic risk tied to both too much and too little sleep

Lack of sleep can impact our health, but can too much sleep also be harmful? New research links both extremes to an increased risk of metabolic problems.
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This study is part of a growing body of research that suggests a sleep-deprived brain might be more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease. Animal studies have shown levels of plaque-forming A-beta plummet during sleep. Other research points to the fact that a sleeping brain runs the “clean cycle” (a reference to a dishwasher) to remove the day’s metabolic debris, specifically A-beta plaques. A study done in 2017 found that even one sleepless night appears to leave behind an excess of the troublesome protein fragment. While this is all impressive research, scientists believe there are still plenty of gap...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aging Alzheimer's Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Research Sleep Alzheimer's disease Dementia Source Type: blogs
This study specifically aims to determine whether ABM can reduce (i) the presence of an attentional bias for sleep-related threatening words; (ii) insomnia symptom severity; (iii) sleep onset latency; and (iv) pre-sleep cognitive arousal amongst individuals with insomnia compared to a non-treatment control group of individuals with insomnia.Methods/designWe propose a randomised controlled trial of 90 individuals from the general population who meet the criteria for Insomnia Disorder. Following an initial examination for the presence of a sleep-related attentional bias using the dot-probe paradigm, participants will be rand...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Journal of Sleep Research, EarlyView.
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Establish a new beginning with a refreshed outlook that can help you in your quest to release the past and embrace forgiveness. Have you ever spent sleepless nights tossing and turning continuously reminding yourself of something that has happened in the past? Holding onto feelings of anger, hurt, resentment and sadness can take both a physical and mental toll on our bodies. Although, cliché the power of forgiveness is not for the other person’s satisfaction it is for yours. According to the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, psychologists generally describe forgiveness as a, “conscious, deliber...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anger Publishers Self-Help Spirituality & Health Forgiveness grow hurt Negative Emotions Physical Health practice of forgiveness Resentment Sadness Thrive Source Type: blogs
Doctors know high-pressure exams. The day before one is the worst. There is cramming followed by anxiety and insomnia. When sleep finally beats anxiety, the dreaded nightmare falls upon anxious test takers. Every doctor knows. Walking into the testing center, opening the exam, realizing you studied for the wrong exam. The questions might as well be a foreign language. This nightmare was a reality according to this year’s group of radiation oncology residents taking their physics and radiation biology board exams. The exam is administered annually for radiation oncology residents. It is a relic from the bygone era. A ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Radiology Source Type: blogs
Abstract In this review, we outline the role of orexin receptor antagonists in disorders of sleep/wake and other potential neuropsychiatric conditions, with a focus on suvorexant, which is currently the only approved agent in this class. The efficacy of suvorexant was established in Phase 2-3 trials with treatment durations ranging from 1 to 12 months in patients with insomnia. Suvorexant is effective at improving sleep assessed by patient self-report and by polysomnography, with generally little effect on underlying sleep architecture. The main side-effect is next day somnolence. With the growing realization of...
Source: Journal of Sleep Research - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: J Sleep Res Source Type: research
In conclusion, SRIs are much more common than might have been expected, manifest in several forms and appear to be part of normal, healthy sleep. Importantly, the strong link of SRIs with sleep mentation suggests they result from some form of higher-order information processing during sleep, rather than being (fully) secondary to general restorative effects of sleep. Finally, our findings show that a large portion of the sampled population is aware of sleep's benefits for real life problem solving and experiences such benefits on a regular basis. PMID: 30324605 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Archives Italiennes de Biologie - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Arch Ital Biol Source Type: research
By FRED TROTTER On Oct 19, I will begin to MC the health equity hackathon in Austin TX, which will focus on addressing healthcare disparity issues. Specifically, we will be using healthcare data to try and make an impact on those problems. Our planning team has spent months thinking about how to run a hackathon fairly, especially after the release of a report that harshly criticized how hackathons are typically run. A Wired article written earlier this year trumpets a study called “Hackathons As Co-optation Ritual: Socializing Workers and Institutionalizing Innovation in the ‘New’ Economy,” which cr...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Hack-a-thon Tech hackathon health equity Healthcare Source Type: blogs
(Wiley) In a study of 15 patients affected by major depressive disorder and complaining of insomnia, initiating treatment with vortioxetine for their depressive symptoms led to significant improvements in subjective sleep quality and daytime sleepiness.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology,Volume 0, Issue ja, -Not available-.
Source: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Source Type: research
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