Don't lose sleep over sharing your bed with your pet or kids

On June 26, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers review the pros and cons of co-sleeping with animals or children. About half of all pet owners share their beds or bedrooms with their pets at night. Although this has been the case through the ages, remarkably few studies have been done about the benefits and…

People who go to bed late have less control over OCD symptoms

On June 22, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Binghamton University Professor of Psychology Meredith E. Coles and former graduate student Jessica Schubert (now at University of Michigan Medical School) monitored twenty individuals…

1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media

On January 17, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies. This night-time activity is making teenagers three times more likely to feel constantly tired at school than their peers…

ACP recommends cognitive behavioral therapy over drugs for treating chronic insomnia

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) should be the first-line treatment for adults with chronic insomnia, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). The new evidence-based clinical practice guideline is published in Annals of Internal Medicine. CBT-I consists of a combination of treatments that include cognitive…

Warning over online access to sleeping tablets

On November 5, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

The prescription only sleeping tablet zopiclone, that can become addictive if used for more than a few weeks, is easily available online, warn experts in The BMJ today. Paul Dargan and colleagues from the clinical toxicology unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London,…