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.
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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
“Do you have a spiritual practice?”Of the many questions I expected a psychiatrist might ask me, I hadn’t expected that one.I was in his office seeking help for my depression, anxiety, and irritability. For more than a year I’d been struggling with some of my personal relationships, but most especially with my wife Shana and our young sons, who are 8 and 5. I could go from calm to explosive almost as quickly as a firecracker. My boys thought me angry, sometimes mean. Shana and I had been distant for months; I couldn’t recall the last time we’d kissed.At 53, I had already been through four depressive episodes. I had always resisted taking medication, wanting to feel the full range of my emotions. But with the well-being of three other people at stake, I was open to seeing if I could be medicated into a more placid version of myself.Before I had a chance to stop blinking, the psychiatrist elaborated, asking if I was a member of a religion and went to … [Read more...] about Under the Darkness of Depression a Cyclist Pursues Zen by Bike