Children’s mental health is affected by sleep duration

Depression, anxiety, impulsive behaviour and poor cognitive performance in children is affected by the amount of sleep they have, researchers from the University of Warwick have found.advertisement Sleep states are active processes that support reorganisation of brain circuitry. This makes sleep especially important for children, whose brains are developing and reorganizing rapidly. In the paper […]

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A new way to optimize sleep and light exposure can reduce jet lag and improve alertness

Whether you’re traveling for work or for fun, nothing ruins the start of a trip quite like jet lag. Engineers affiliated with the Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a way to deliver personalized advice using smart wearable technology that would help travelers adjust more quickly.advertisement In a […]

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Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?

Getting a good night’s sleep could be beneficial for long-term health. A pioneering new study led by Dr. Lu Qi, director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center, found that even if people had a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke, healthy sleep patterns could help offset that risk. The study is published […]

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Blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought

Person using mobile phone (stock image).Credit: © leungchopan / Adobe Stock Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought — according to University of Manchester scientists.advertisement According to the team, using dim, cooler, lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may be […]

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Nurses sleep less before a scheduled shift, hindering patient care and safety

Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are published in Sleep Health, the journal of the National Sleep Foundation.advertisement “Nurses are sleeping, on average, less than […]

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