Research shows that we can be more irritable and easily frustrated with lack of sleep. We may have a short-temper and perceive our experiences with increased fear and worry. We may also suffer cognitive deficits and memory problems.
It is thought to be the largest ever randomised controlled trial of a psychological treatment for mental health and the first study large enough to determine the effects of treating insomnia on psychotic experiences.
“We know that sleep has a bearing on mood, how we function, and vice versa … it’s bidirectional. Most doctors don’t ask enough about sleep when they see a patient with mood concerns, but that’s slowly changing as we become more aware of how important it can affect our mood and general well-being.”
A noisy hospital — not to mention interruptions by doctors and nurses and light exposure — can make it difficult to rest when people need it most, according to researchers. And the result of a noisy hospital isn’t just a groggy patient; it can also negatively affect your health, experts warn.
Having a better understanding of the signs of suicidal thought is important as it could help prevent suicide. Previous research has shown a link between suicidal thoughts and poor sleep, but the Stanford researchers went beyond this research by closely examining which aspects of disrupted sleep predicted suicidal thought.
A UA-led study shows that people who go to bed and wake up later on weekends than they do on weekdays may be harming their health. Lead researcher Sierra Forbush discusses her findings.
Men with both obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are much more likely to have depression symptoms compared to men with either sleep disorder alone, suggests a recent Australian study.
There are a number of things that dreams can indicate about mental health, reflecting conditions ranging from general emotional states to serious mental disorders. Sometimes a dream is just a dream — but, in some cases, it may mean something more.
New research suggests that both short and long sleep trajectories from adolescence are associated with poor physiologic and mental health outcomes in adulthood. Adolescents with a trajectory of short sleep seem particularly vulnerable to poor mental well-being as young adults.
National forensic consultant Judith Cox, MA, CCHP, discussed the prevalence of chronic disease among Americans and explained how positive lifestyle changes can help prevent many ailments. To deter the onset of chronic illness, Cox said, it is necessary to make lifestyle changes in four major areas: food choices, exercise, sleep and stress reduction.
Much like a clock on the wall, our cells have their own 24-hour timeline. When they’re in sync, our body clock may act as a protective barrier against mental and physical illnesses. But throw in some jet lag, a night shift or a bout of insomnia, and suddenly the clock’s hands are spinning out of Read more
A proposed new rule says yes, even though many new physicians already have depression and thoughts of suicide.
Alice M. Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London Historically, insomnia has been thought of as secondary to other disorders such as depression. The idea was that you became depressed – and that your sleep got messed up as a consequence. This might involve difficulty falling asleep, excessive time awake at night or waking up earlier than Read more
A new study has found that children who do not get adequate sleep at night are at high risk of developing emotional disorders later in life.
A Somali prisoner at Guantanamo Bay told a military judge Thursday that he has experienced what he believes are intentional noises and vibrations inside the high-security section of the prison known as Camp 7, echoing a defendant in the Sept. 11 war crimes case who has alleged he is the victim of deliberate attempts at Read more
Off-label prescribing of antidepressants is increasing, particularly for insomnia and pain, even though their efficacy has not been established for these conditions, new research shows.
Poor sleep can make us feel down, worried, and stressed. So it’s no surprise that how well we sleep has a direct impact on our physical and mental health. Sleep problems such as insomnia are a common symptom of many mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Late sleepers are tired of being judged for a behavior they cannot easily control.
A business failure is always a personal failure for many founders – and pressure to succeed means mental health problems are often ignored.
A new study of firefighters suggests that insomnia and nightmares may increase the risk of depression by impairing the ability to access and leverage emotion regulation strategies effectively.