Noise sensitivity traced to changes in brain functions

On December 21, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

The degree to which one is disturbed by noises of everyday life may be related to how the brain processes variations in the sound stream, according to new findings published in Scientific Reports. Some people experience strong discomfort of sounds around them and complain that they suffer…

Depression, adverse childhood events and sleep disturbances linked to changes in the immune system

Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research from the University of Eastern Finland. These changes were observed in a population that already carried a significant burden of psychological symptoms such as depression. Major depressive disorder (MDD), adverse childhood experiences and sleep…

Can changes to your diet help you sleep better?

On April 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A review of 21 studies that analyzed the effectiveness of modifying nutritional intake as a treatment for improving sleep found mixed results, as reported in the article “Systematic Review of Dietary Interventions Targeting Sleep Behavior” in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann…

Sleep changes seen with fetal alcohol exposure partly explain learning and mood problems

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Slow-wave sleep – the deeper sleep during which the brain turns each day’s events into permanent memories – is fragmented in adulthood in people exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb. This is according to a study conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and…

Weight loss through diet changes can improve sleep at any body weight, says Penn study

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Weight loss due to dietary changes can improve sleepiness at any weight, says a study published by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania this month in the journal Sleep. The findings offer new insights into how weight fluctuations impact numerous aspects of sleep…