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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BACKGROUND: A scientific understanding of the effects of seasonal changes on sleep duration and sleep problems such as insomnia and hypersomnia has yet to be elucidated; however, such an understanding could aid the establishment of an optimal sleep hygiene...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
AbstractTo identify altered inter-hemispheric communication between patients with primary insomnia (PIs) and good sleepers (GSs), and their relationships with sleep and emotion-related parameters. Forty-eight PIs and 48 status-matched GSs were asked to complete a number of sleep and emotion-related questionnaires. Voxel-mirrored homotopic connectivity(VMHC) and seed-based functional connectivity were used to characterize the inter-hemispheric coordination. Seven PIs were examined twice to evaluate the test-retest reliability. Support vector machine and ROC curve were applied to discriminate the two groups. Pearson correlat...
Source: Brain Imaging and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
The Mail on Sunday has been granted exclusive access inside a cutting-edge sleep laboratory at the University of East Anglia (UEA). And Eve Simmons is invited to take the test.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
According to a 2013 study published in JAMA Psychiatry, one out of seven mothers suffers from postpartum depression (PPD). That’s 14 percent of all new moms. Katherine Stone, founder of Postpartum Progress, makes a good point that more women will suffer from postpartum depression and related illnesses this year than the combined number of new cases for men and women of tuberculosis, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy. Even though, according to Dr. Ruta Nonacs of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, PPD is the most common comp...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Mental Health and Wellness Parenting Pregnancy Self-Help Women's Issues Apathy Depressive Episode Postpartum Source Type: blogs
This study compared changes in sleep disturbance over time across brief cognitive behavioral therapy for suicide prevention and treatment as usual and examined the mechanisms that link sleep disturbance with several suicide risk factors. ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news
The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health. The w...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Business Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Telemedicine & Smartphones companies company digital digital health digital health technologies femtech health technology Innovation market women women's health Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 17 April 2019Source: Journal of Psychiatric ResearchAuthor(s): Erich Seifritz, Sandra Schläfke, Edith Holsboer-TrachslerAbstractDisturbed sleep is among the most prevalent hyperarousal symptoms in anxiety disorders. Most drugs recommended for anxiety and insomnia have a sedating effect which is related to their beneficial effect on disturbed sleep. Silexan is a proprietary essential oil from Lavandula angustifolia. This drug has significant anxiolytic and sleep improving properties. Interestingly, these effects are not associated with sedation. Here we asked whether the positive effe...
Source: Journal of Psychiatric Research - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Detoxing from Alcohol Detoxing from alcohol can look very different to many different people. The way you may feel when you detox from alcohol depends on the severity of your addiction and how long you have been addicted to alcohol for. If someone has had a few too many drinks at a celebration, chances are, they might feel hungover the next morning. They might experience nausea or a headache, but are able to feel back to normal later that day or the following day. However, for someone suffering from an alcohol addiction, the experience is much different. The body of someone suffering from alcohol addiction is chemically wi...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcohol Rehab Information Alcoholism Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates Drinking Substance Abuse alcohol abuse alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol treatment Source Type: blogs
Authors: Nishimon S, Nishimon M, Nishino S Abstract INTRODUCTION: Non-24-h sleep-wake rhythm disorder (non-24) is observed in approximately half of totally blind individuals, a condition caused by their circadian pacemaker in the suprachiasmatic nucleus not being entrained to 24 h due to a lack of light perceptions. These subjects have a progressively delayed circadian cycle each day, non-24 periodically inducing nighttime insomnia and daytime sleepiness. Tasimelteon is a dual melatonin receptor agonist with high affinity for the melatonin 2 receptor, and it entrains endogenous melatonin rhythms and sleep-wake cycl...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
The study objective was to assess if insomnia, along with other factors, can impact the physical and mental quality of life (QOL) of the Lebanese general population. This cross-sectional study, conducted between November 2017 and March 2018, enrolled 756 community-dwelling participants. A first linear regression, using the SF-12 PCS score as the dependent variable, showed that having a family history of insomnia problems (β = 1.107, p = 0.026) was significantly associated with higher physical QOL (higher SF-12 PCS score), whereas increased stress (β = 0.048, p = 0.015) was significantly associated with lower phys...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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