DON'T take Trump's sleep advice: Myths are making us sick, study warns 

Some celebrities like to brag about how little sleep they need - but a new study from New York University found that myths about short nights, bedtime drinks and more encourage poor sleep.
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Thomasville patients in need of neurological or sleep services no longer have to travel to High Point or Winston-Salem. Novant Health Neurology and Sleep is open at 1219 Lexington Ave., Suite B, near the Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center. The clinic will feature Drs. Keith Miller and Leane Willis, neurologists formerly associated with UNC Regional Physicians Neuroscience Center in High Point.
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ConclusionFatigue in MS is a multifactorial construct, with perceived fatigue and cognitive performance fatigability largely influenced by indirect psychological and cognitive factors. Future studies need to take these influences into account when developing fatigue assessment tools. Further, targeting influential fatigue drivers such as psychological variables may improve the burden of fatigue and quality of life of people with MS.
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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
If you’re currently working, you probably know what it feels like to be stressed on the job. A must-do project arrives without warning. Three emails stack up for each one you delete. Phones ring, meetings are scheduled, a coworker drops the ball on a shared assignment. How does your body react to work stress? Imagine for a moment that your boss has emailed you about an unfinished assignment (a stressor). Your body and mind instantly respond, activating a physical reaction called the fight-or-flight response. Your heart beats faster, your breath quickens, and your muscles tense. At the same time you might say to yours...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Depression Stress Workplace health Source Type: blogs
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
Stress and affective distress have previously been shown to predict sleep quality, and all the factors have been shown to predict fatigue severity. However, few prior studies have examined the likely indirect mediational relationships between stress, affective distress, and sleep quality in predicting fatigue severity, and the potential role played by ruminative thinking. A short questionnaire asked 229 participants about their recent experiences of stress, affective distress, rumination, sleep, and fatigue in a community sample. High stress, anxiety, and depression were related to more ruminative thinking, which in turn w...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Fisher E, Hussain M, Fishman J PMID: 30983566 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
From how many hours of sleep we need each night to whether or not loud snoring is normal, new research examines widespread beliefs about sleep.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news
One of the top myths was the claim of some people who insist they can get by on five hours of sleep a night.
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CONCLUSIONS: Our survey provides insights into sleep health patterns among cardiovascular workers and potential factors contributing to sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation may impact performance, with 8.6% of respondents describing sleep-deprivation related adverse events. Further study is required to both identify measures to attenuate the burden and better understand the impact of sleep deprivation on both health-care personnel and patient outcomes. PMID: 30982778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
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