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  • Losing more than just sleep

    Jun 26 2013...
    I was talking with a friend of mine recently and he was telling me that he was very tired. He couldn’t fall asleep the night before because he said he was too anxious. He had recently lost his job and was feeling a lot of stress from that.

    Unfortunately, not sleeping because he was too anxious could lead to more feelings of anxiety, paranoia, depression and much more. READ MORE>>
  • Babies’ brains process emotional tone of voice even while asleep

    Apr 02 2013...
    Being exposed to arguing parents is associated with the way babies' brains process emotional tone of voice, according to a newly published study by University of Oregon researchers.

    UO doctoral student Alice Graham, working with her faculty advisers Phil Fisher and Jennifer Pfeifer, found that infants respond to angry tone of voice, even when they're asleep. The study appears in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. READ MORE>>
  • Add sleep to your holiday wish list

    Dec 20 2012...
    Between all of the shopping, baking, decorating and other preparations at the holidays, many people may end up sacrificing sleep to get everything done. But the effects of sleep deprivation are greater than most people realize, warns Dr. Timothy I. Morgenthaler, of the Mayo Clinic Sleep Disorders Center and an officer of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

    “Not surprisingly traffic accidents are more common in those who are sleep deprived and even if you’re fortunate enough to avoid an accident, sleep deprivation – even over relatively short periods of time – leads to impairment of mood regulation, with an increased tendency toward negative feelings and decreased tendency toward positive feelings. All of these effects of sleep deprivation are likely to affect interactions with family and friends and impair one’s ability to cope with stresses over the holidays,” Morgenthaler said. READ MORE>>
  • Work & Sleep: A Hard Day’s Night

    Sep 08 2009...
    A study shows that your job may be affecting how you sleep. The Dutch study involved 1,163 employees. Sleep quality and fatigue were measured across a one-year time lag. READ MORE>>
  • Bring work to bed: the war between stress and sleep

    Apr 03 2008...
    When you’re feeling stressed on the job, it can be hard to leave your work at the office. Your job may preoccupy your mind as you drive, as you eat, and as you interact with family or friends. But the battle to control your mind can intensify when you try to go to sleep. READ MORE>>