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…

Research warns about the necessity of studying the sleep disturbances in patients with cancer

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

Researchers from the Hospital Inmaculada ONCOSUR-Granada hospital and the University of Granada (UGR) prove that sleep problems are very significant among patients with cancer prior to undergoing radiotherapy A study carried out by researchers from the Hospital Inmaculada ONCOSUR-Granada hospital and the UGR department of Personality, Assessment…

Put the smartphone down: social media use and sleep disturbances linked

On January 27, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

It is a scene to which most of us can probably relate: the light on your smartphone is flashing, heralding a notification from Facebook or Twitter, or one of the myriad social networking sites you have willingly joined. But a new study may give you a reason to pause;…

Sleep disturbances exacerbate dysfunction in Alzheimer's

On October 29, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Chemical changes in brain cells caused by jet lag-like sleep disturbances may contribute to learning and memory loss in Alzheimer’s, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Sleep disruption affects many older people and is especially linked with Alzheimer’s. Many older adults notice changes…