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.
Patients with epilepsy have an increased risk of attempting suicide, which precedes their epilepsy diagnosis, say researchers.
An increasing body of scientific evidence is now suggesting that we should turn our attention to one of our most basic functions: sleep.
Poor sleep might explain how stress impacts health in kids, a new study suggests. Researchers found that getting a good night’s sleep might buffer the impact of stress on kids’ cortisol level, which is a hormone produced in the adrenal gland to regulate the body’s cardiovascular, metabolic and immune systems.
Poor sleep may impact treatment and recovery in veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
As hospitals chase better patient ratings and health outcomes, an increasing number are rethinking how they function at night — in some cases reducing nighttime check-ins or trying to better coordinate medicines — so that more patients can sleep relatively uninterrupted.