How sleep and mood impact working memory

On May 14, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Two new studies assess how working memory — the memory we use on a day-to-day basis in decision-making processes — is affected by age, mood, and sleep quality and whether these factors impact memory together or on their own. Two new studies investigate how sleep quality, mood, and age affect…

Sleep-wake disruption strongly linked to mood disorders

On May 16, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

After analyzing day and night patterns of activity and rest in more than 90,000 United Kingdom residents, researchers have found a strong link between disrupted sleep-wake cycles and higher risk of mood disorders, such as bipolar and depression, and poorer well-being. Scientists find a link between a disrupted sleep-wake cycle…

Does the moon affect our mood or actions?

On May 10, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Are children like werewolves? Study of children’s sleeping patterns over lunar cycles. Always surrounded by an aura of mystery, the moon and its possible influence over human behavior has been object of ancestral fascination and mythical speculation for centuries. While the full moon cannot turn people into werewolves,…

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

On February 26, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

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…

Clock gene may connect mood and sleep

On February 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

If you pull an all-nighter or stay up late to binge watch Game of Thrones, you will probably be grumpy the next day. But if you don’t get enough sleep for weeks or months on end, you may develop depression or other lasting mood problems, and Howard Hughes Medical…

Intensive training affects the sleep, performance and mood of athletes – but more carbs may help

On December 12, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting enough sleep is an essential part of any athlete’s training programme, but a study in the Journal of Sports Sciences reveals intensive bouts of exercise can make it hard to get 40 winks. Suspecting that intense exercise can lead to sleep disturbance, scientists from Loughborough University studied the…

Sleep interruptions worse for mood than overall reduced amount of sleep, study finds

On November 4, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers suggests that awakening several times throughout the night is more detrimental to people’s positive moods than getting the same shortened amount of sleep without interruption. As they report in the November 1 issue of the journal Sleep, researchers studied 62 healthy…

Interrupted sleep impacts mood more than lack of sleep, study finds

On November 3, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

After a bad night’s sleep, you are unlikely to be in the best of moods. But according to a new study, your bad mood may be down to lack of quality sleep, rather than lack of quantity. Researchers say interrupted sleep is more likely to lead to poor mood than…