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Tag Archives: Mental Health

The Road to Healthy Sleep for Teens

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  I remember as a teenager feeling the rising anticipation for the arrival of summer each year. Summer meant a reprieve from the daily grind of homework and quizzes, and a break from getting up at the crack of dawn. The downside to the break from the regular school schedule is that teens’ sleep schedules […]

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Researchers Investigate the Link Between Sleep Deprivation and the Cycle of Poverty

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  The culture of sleep deprivation as an indicator of success has begun to dissipate, thanks in part to champions of the Sleep Revolution movement, like Arianna Huffington. Several years ago, Huffington woke up to the idea that getting the right amount of rest can play a huge role in defining success. A busy schedule […]

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The Army Takes a Step Toward Better Sleep

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When you’ve had a late night or a tough time sleeping, it’s easy to feel the effects of sleep deprivation at work the next day. It’s hard to focus and you feel like you’re unable to give 100 percent to the task at hand. Soldiers have stressful jobs with odd hours and in tough working […]

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Seven Hours a Night is the Recipe for the Right Amount of Rest

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A few years ago, Forbes compiled a list of the “25 Biggest Regrets in Life.” The regrets listed were things many of us can relate to—the common regrets ranged from not staying in touch with childhood friends to being too dependent on smartphones to worrying too much about what others think about us. Number 21, […]

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How Veterans Can Win the Battle Against Sleep Disorders

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the more commonly known conditions that veterans struggle with upon returning from war. Between 11 and 20 percent of veterans that served in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom have PTSD, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Understandably, many veterans also battle sleep disorders like insomnia […]

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Poor Sleep Could Increase Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

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A poor night’s sleep can make for a very frustrating day ahead. On days when I don’t feel rested, I struggle to remember little things and it takes extra effort to focus on the task at hand. When I learned about a new study showing that poor sleep could increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s […]

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Tackling Sleep Problems Caused by ADHD

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Sometimes I’ll lie awake at night with the stress of the day washing over me. It can be hard to compartmentalize my thoughts and concerns and ease into sleep. For adults with ADHD, trouble falling asleep can be a regular issue because their mind is racing or they’re experiencing adverse affects from ADHD medication. Children […]

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Use of Anticholinergic Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

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A recent study shows that regular use of anticholinergic drugs is linked to a greater risk of developing dementia. The surprising finding in this study is that these drugs could increase dementia risk even when taken in low doses on a regular basis. The study followed 3,500 men and women ages 65 and older as […]

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You’re Not Going Crazy—You’re Just Sleep Deprived

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If lately you’ve had an unshakeable case of the blues, can’t put down that quart of Ben & Jerry’s, and find yourself bumping into everything and everyone—you’re not going crazy, you’re probably just sleep deprived. It’s easy to tell if you didn’t get enough sleep the night before, but it can be difficult to identify […]

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Lack of Sleep Could Shrink Your Brain

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Lack of sleep has been tied to many health and wellness issues like increased appetite, difficulty focusing and remembering things, poor decision-making, and even hallucinations. But you may not know that chronic lack of sleep may be linked to shrinking of the brain! Adults that don’t get enough sleep could lose brain volume, especially in […]

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