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Sleep disturbances hurt memory consolidation

Sleep disturbances hurt memory consolidation | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Sleep disturbance negatively impacts the memory consolidation and enhancement that usually occurs with a good night's sleep, according to a study published Mar. 28 in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
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Psychiatric News Alert: Childrens' Sleep Problems Linked to Behavioral, Emotional Problems

Psychiatric News Alert: Childrens' Sleep Problems Linked to Behavioral, Emotional Problems | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Behavioral and emotional problems in young children may be the result of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) problems that begin as early as infancy.

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21st Century Treatments for Insomnia

21st Century Treatments for Insomnia | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Are you having trouble sleeping? But you're not feeling that 19th century retro hipster insomniac vibe? Try some of these behavioral remedies recommended by the finest scientific and medical journals of today.

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Lack of sleep makes your brain hungry

Lack of sleep makes your brain hungry | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New research from Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a specific brain region that contributes to a person’s appetite sensation is more activated in response to food images after one night of sleep loss than after one night of normal sleep.
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Sleep Paralysis and the Supernatural

Sleep Paralysis and the Supernatural | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

You awake suddenly at night. You try to rise, but feel hands pressing down on your chest, groping for your throat. You try to cry out, but you cannot move or speak.

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Poor sleep habits linked to increased risk of fibromyalgia in women

Poor sleep habits linked to increased risk of fibromyalgia in women | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Researchers from Norway have uncovered an association between sleep problems and increased risk of fibromyalgia in women.

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Light Therapy and Your Mental Health

Light Therapy and Your Mental Health | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Your Biologic Clock keeps our body rhythms and sleep-wake cycles in synch with the light-day cycle of the earth. It is located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the hormone control center of the brain, the hypothalamus.

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Sleep apnea puts patients at risk for delirium after surgery

Sleep apnea puts patients at risk for delirium after surgery | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
An anecdotal observation of a possible link between sleep apnea and post-surgical delirium has been measured and confirmed by a team of researchers at the Duke University Medical Center.
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Sleep gets better with age, not worse

Sleep gets better with age, not worse | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Aging does not appear to be a factor in poor sleep, a new survey of more than 150,000 Americans shows. In fact, subjective sleep quality seems to improve over a lifetime, with the fewest complaints coming from people in their 80s.
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Sleep preserves and enhances unpleasant emotional memories

Sleep preserves and enhances unpleasant emotional memories | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A recent study by sleep researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is the first to suggest that a person’s emotional response after witnessing an unsettling picture or traumatic event is greatly reduced if the person stays awake afterward, and that sleep strongly “protects” the negative emotional response

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Sleep: The Key to Happiness?

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Disrupted sleep is often a symptom associated with mood disorders, like depression, but researchers now believe that sleep problems may be a contributing factor in causing these disorders.

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A nap enhances relational memory

A nap enhances relational memory | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Participants learned English meanings of Chinese characters with overlapping semantic components called radicals. They were later tested on new characters sharing the same radicals and on explicitly stating the general concepts represented by the radicals. Regardless of whether the nap occurred immediately after learning or after a delay, the nap participants performed better on both tasks.

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Loneliness Linked To Disrupted Sleep

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A new US study reports this week that loneliness is linked to sleep disruption: people who scored themselves high on loneliness were also the ones whose monitored sleep patterns were most fragmen...
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Potential Cause of Severe Sleep Disorder Discovered, Implications for Parkinsons Disease

“Our research is the first to establish a potential genetic link to human REM sleep behaviour disorder (RBD).
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