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A study by researchers at Brigham & Women’s Hospital reinforces the finding that too little sleep or sleep patterns that are inconsistent with our body’s “internal biological clock” may lead to increased risk of diabetes and obesity.
😄 😄 This finding has been seen in short-term lab studies and when observing human subjects via epidemiological studies.
Every year Santa Claus and his team of elves and reindeer stay awake for days and nights so he can deliver presents to children the world over on Christmas. By doing so, he may be putting his, and their health, at risk.
Sleep experts Professor Franco Cappuccio and Dr. Michelle Miller, from University of Warwick, discuss the pros and cons of Santa’s “all-nighter.”1
A study in the November 1, 2010 issue of the journal Sleep found that vulnerability to sleep deprivation is influenced by the interaction between waking social activity and individual personality traits.
Results show that extraverts who were exposed to 12 hours of social interaction were more vulnerable to subsequent sleep deprivation than those who were exposed to an identical period of isolated activity.
Some 19 percent of soldiers returning from Iraq have migraine and migraine is suspected in another 17 percent. While prevalence of migraine among the U.S. military is well documented, little is known about sleep quality in soldiers with chronic headaches including post-traumatic headache and migraine.
A research team from the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA found that although sleep quality is poor in soldiers with post-traumatic headache, treatment including education can improve the condition.
Burning the candle at both ends for a week may take an even bigger toll than you thought.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that five nights of restricted sleep – four hours a night — affect the brain in a way similar to that seen after acute total sleep deprivation.
Study is the first experiment to systematically examine the relationship of the duration of sleep dose to the recovery of neurobehavioral deficits from sustained sleep restriction.
A study in the August 1, 2010 issue of the journal Sleep suggests that a dose of extra sleep on the weekend may be good medicine for adults who repeatedly stay up too late or wake up too early during the work week.
Research shows sleep deprivation leads to changes in the levels of key proteins that facilitate events involved in the underlying pathology of migraine headaches.
Paul L. Dunham, Ph.D. and his team at Missouri State University’s Center for Biomedical & Life Sciences sought to understand the mechanisms by which sleep disturbance increases the risk of migraine and may even trigger migraines. Continue reading →