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Wed, 20 Jun 2018, 14:44 GMT

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Health News - Sleep/Sleep Disorders

Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds
How do your sleep-wake preferences affect your risk of developing a mood disorder such as depression? A large, detailed observational study investigates. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of not eating enough?
Undereating can negatively impact health and wellbeing. Aside from losing weight, signs that someone might not be eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, and skin problems. Here, we cover the risks and reasons for undereating, as well as nine signs and symptoms to look out for. (Medical News Today)

Metabolic risk tied to both too much and too little sleep
Lack of sleep can impact our health, but can too much sleep also be harmful? New research links both extremes to an increased risk of metabolic problems. (Medical News Today)

Single brain 'switch' controls both sleep and wakefulness
Contrary to current scientific theories, our brains do not use several areas to control sleep and wakefulness, suggests a new study. (Medical News Today)

Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people
A new study finds that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are unexpectedly common and predict depression severity among young athletes. (Medical News Today)

Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes
Sleep deprivation can make you crave more junk food, warns a new study. And, giving in to these poor eating habits may contribute to the risk of diabetes. (Medical News Today)

How can you boost your energy levels?
Do you often feel sluggish and would like to give your energy levels a boost? Read this Spotlight for research-backed suggestions on how to achieve this. (Medical News Today)

Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders
A large study that took objective measures of activity and rest patterns has found a strong link between disruption of circadian rhythm and mood disorders. (Medical News Today)

How long does a cup of coffee keep you awake?
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system. People often consume it to stay alert, but how long do effects last, and how does it impact sleep? This depends on many factors, including the amount of caffeine ingested at once and an individual's metabolism. Learn to estimate how long the effects of caffeine last here. (Medical News Today)

Why do I wake up gasping for air?
Waking up gasping for air can be a frightening experience, especially if it has never happened before. Fortunately, many underlying conditions, such as anxiety, sleep apnea, and GERD, are treatable. In this article, learn why a person wakes up gasping for air, what tips and medicines may help, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How does alcohol affect your sleep?
A new, first-of-its-kind study reveals a key link between alcohol consumption and poor sleep quality in a large sample of men and women. (Medical News Today)

Quiet rest after learning helps us to remember the fine details
Sleep may not be that indispensable when it comes to remembering new information, suggests a new study. Simply resting quietly might do the trick. (Medical News Today)

Five weird things you might do in your sleep
Many people engage in strange behaviors during sleep. From the mildly embarrassing to the downright dangerous — learn more about them in this Spotlight. (Medical News Today)

How do you stop hunger pains?
Many people experience hunger pangs (also called hunger pains) even when they do not need food. The gnawing sensation and contractions in the stomach are the body’s way of signaling that it needs more nutrients. They have a range of causes and will typically subside with eating. Learn more about hunger pangs here. (Medical News Today)

Is it possible to keep alert at night safely?
Some people work strange hours, long hours, or have busy lives with a lot of stress. In all cases, it can mean they find themselves falling asleep at work. There are some simple lifestyle adjustments that can be made to keep you alert safely for productive tasks. Learn more about staying awake at work here. (Medical News Today)

Vitamin B-6 could help us to recall dreams
A new study suggests that taking a vitamin B-6 supplement before going to bed each night could help us to remember the details of our dreams. (Medical News Today)

What is the cause of drooling?
A person usually drools while asleep, when they have less control over their mouth. Infections, neurological conditions, and other issues can lead to more frequent drooling. We describe tools, tips, and medications that can reduce or eliminate this symptom. We also explore causes and complications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Want better sleep? Leave your work at the office
Your work-related stress is mental baggage that you must learn not to drag home with you. If you hold on to it, both your sleep and health will suffer. (Medical News Today)

A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope? (Medical News Today)

Type 2 diabetes: Late breakfast could drive obesity
New research suggests that eating breakfast later may drive a preference for late rising and retiring, which is linked to higher BMI in type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

What happens if you sleep with your eyes open?
People sometimes sleep with their eyes open, which is known medically as nocturnal lagophthalmos. Symptoms caused by this condition include redness and blurry vision. Treatment options include eye drops, moisture goggles, or even surgery. It does not usually have serious complications. Learn more about it here. (Medical News Today)

Is it time you went on a social media detox?
Have your social media accounts become a source of stress more than one of enjoyment? Read this Spotlight and learn why you may want to consider a detox. (Medical News Today)

Coping with an Adderall crash
Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. When a person stops taking Adderall too quickly, they can experience withdrawal symptoms, such as sleep problems or depression. Here, we look at the causes and timeline of an Adderall crash and give tips and remedies for coping if it happens. (Medical News Today)

Being a 'night owl' could kill you, study finds
If you're a 'night owl,' you might want to change your bedtime habits; researchers reveal that late nights could raise the risk of early death. (Medical News Today)

Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein
A study reveals that levels of a protein called beta-amyloid — which is associated with Alzheimer's — increase after a single night of sleep deprivation. (Medical News Today)

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