NIGHT workers are up to 11 per cent more likely to suffer manic depression, a study reveals. It found Brits with a disrupted body clock were at far greater risk of mental health issues. Glasgow University scientists who studied data on more than 91,000 adults found those most active at night also had a six per cent greater risk of major depression. Brits with a disrupted body clock were also nine per cent less happy than the average adult, according to the study. Lead researcher Dr Laura Lyall said: “In the largest such study ever conducted, we found a robust association between disruption of circadian rhythms [body clock] and mood disorders.” Our internal clocks affect basic functions such as sleep patterns, body temperature, our immune systems and hormone levels. most read in healthSeven year stick? Doctor reveals what REALLY happens to your body when you accidentally swallow chewing gum MIND OVER MATTER What are the symptoms of anxiety, how can it be treated and who else … [Read more...] about Why night shifts or staying up late on your smartphone can make you miserable
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAnemona Hartocollis May 12, 2018 CLINTON, N.Y. — In the days after her son Graham hanged himself in his dormitory room at Hamilton College, Gina Burton went about settling his affairs in a blur of efficiency, her grief tinged with a nagging sense that something did not add up. She fielded requests and sympathy notes from the college, promising the dean of students a copy of his obituary “so you can see how special Hamilton was to him.” This was why his suicide “makes no sense,” she added in a puzzled aside. The next day, Ms. Burton accepted condolences from the college president, and assured him “how right a choice Hamilton was” for her son. But two weeks later, she read her son’s journal and everything changed. Mr. Burton, a sophomore, wrote that he was flunking three of his … [Read more...] about His College Knew of His Despair. His Parents Didn’t, Until It Was Too Late.
If your career depends on focus and productivity, it’s possible your lack of sleep is holding you back professionally. That’s because sleep and productivity are directly intertwined. You can’t expect to be productive without getting enough quantity or quality sleep on a consistent basis. Women professionals are at particular risk of suffering from sleep problems. Sleep disturbances are intrinsic to women throughout their life cycle, and this is often the result of their multitasking role. Working women are frequently the caregivers for their families and/or parents at the same time they’re dedicating themselves to their careers. Poor sleep can affect memory, concentration and clarity of thought, and it can cause writers block and impact productivity and success. It’s one of the biggest factors in job burnout. Many organizations have started to view sleep deprivation as a productivity killer and employee health issue. To prevent lack of sleep from impacting … [Read more...] about Women shouldn’t let sleep disorders impact their career
(Reuters Health) - Starting middle school classes after 8 a.m. could help pre-teens get more sleep and be more awake during their morning lessons, a U.S. study suggests. Starting school 37 minutes later in the morning, compared with other schools, gave students an average 17 additional minutes of sleep per weeknight, the study team reports in the Journal of School Health. Students in late-starting schools also reported less daytime sleepiness, the authors note. “Although the evidence is growing to start schools later for teens in high school, few studies have looked at middle schools,” said lead author Deborah Temkin, director of education research for Child Trends in Bethesda, Maryland, a non-profit research organization. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that teenagers get an average nine hours of sleep per night “to promote optimal health.” However, about three-fourths of U.S. high school students get less than eight hours of sleep, … [Read more...] about Later middle school start times tied to longer sleep for kids
Saturday, April 07, 2018 by: Jessica Dolores Tags: bad technology, bedroom temperature, causes of depression, circadian rhythm, Clinical depression, depression, effects of technology, good sleep habits, good sleeping habits, hormone balance, levels of melatonin, melatonin, mental depression, mental health, natural medicine, proper sleep, sleep, sleep and relaxation, sleep habits, sleep patterns (Natural News) For years, scientists have linked depression to mental, emotional, and psychological factors. They attributed depression to problems with family and friends, too much stress, certain medications and alcohol. However, a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology points to a different culprit: that tiny nighttime light in the bedroom. Researchers studied almost 900 elderly people in Japan for two years and evaluated them for signs of depression. The scientists also tested the elderly subjects’ sleep/wake patterns throughout the night. They … [Read more...] about Skip the night lights, get black out curtains: Everyone, no matter what your age, should sleep in total darkness for the best mental health