Multiple sclerosis risk may increase with teen sleep deprivation

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that causes damage to the central nervous system and usually appears between the ages of 20 and 40. According to a recent study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, adolescents who have trouble sleeping may be more likely to acquire multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life. Sleep […]

Childhood insomnia leads to adult sleep disorders

Researchers say nearly half of children in a study had insomnia that persisted into adulthood. New research indicates that children with insomnia are more likely to develop sleep issues as adults. The study shows that insomnia symptoms remain longer than previously thought and emphasises the significance of early therapies to alleviate sleep issues. According to […]

Sleep disruption in PTSD patients is reduced by blue light therapy

Blue light therapy improves sleep disruption in patients with PTSD. Sleep is essential for maintaining both physical and mental health, and chronic sleep deprivation has substantial negative effects on long-term health, relationships, and cognitive functions including learning and healing. It is well known that sleep disruption affects how severe PTSD symptoms are. According to a […]

Lack of sleep increases your risk of diseases and early mortality

This research adds to a growing body of research that highlights the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. In mid-to-late life, getting less than five hours of sleep may increase your risk of developing at least two chronic illnesses, according to a recent study led by researchers at University College London (UCL). PLOS Medicine […]

Sadness and loneliness speed up ageing, says a Hong Kong study

In a recently published study in the journal Aging, the researchers from Deep Longevity Limited in Hong Kong found that when certain psychological states or mental health are combined, it can increase a person’s biological age more than smoking. Everyone experiences the natural process of ageing. But not everyone goes through the same procedure. What happens […]

Time spent in bed and bedtime may impact dementia risk

And a new study published September 21 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has provided further insights into sleep’s role in dementia. Sleep can influence physical and mental health and is linked to conditions from heart disease and stroke to depression and obesity. Researchers in China, Sweden, and the UK looked at sleep data of 1,982 Chinese […]

Lack of sleep causes us to be less kind

An fMRI study and assessments of sleep-deprived people reveal a diminished willingness to assist others. One of the cornerstones of civilised society is the fact that people help one another. However, a recent study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, shows that sleep deprivation impairs this essential human quality, which has practical repercussions. […]

Who Sleeps More Soundly: Singles or Couples?

Even though you’re sleeping next to someone who may snore and roll around, it did something that was just beneficial, said Michael Grandner, director of the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and senior author of the study. You would believe that sleeping in a bed by yourself will […]

Lemborexant and Eszopiclone have the best efficacy, acceptability, and tolerability for acute and long-term Insomnia treatment

In a comprehensive comparative-effectiveness analysis that was published online in The Lancet., lemborexant and eszopiclone showed the best efficacy, acceptability, and tolerability for acute and long-term insomnia treatment. Not surprisingly, short-acting, intermediate-acting, and long-acting benzodiazepines were effective in the acute treatment of insomnia, but they have unfavorable tolerability and safety profiles, and there are no long-term data […]

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