Weekend of camping promotes earlier sleep patterns

On February 3, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Modern-day living involves being surrounded by a sea of TV and smartphone screens and floods of electrical light. It is no wonder, therefore, that we struggle to get an early night when there are so many distractions to keep us up late. However, scientists have found a solution to…

Disruptions to sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of suicides

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

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open. In this study, conducted by researchers from the University’s School of Health Sciences alongside the University of Oxford, 18 participants…

Best to sleep on it: brain activity patterns during sleep consolidate memory

On February 20, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Why does sleeping on it help? This is the question tackled by new research at the University of Bristol, which reveals how brain activity during sleep sorts through the huge number of experiences we encounter every day, filing only the important information in memory. The new discoveries,…

Bipolar disorder linked to inherited differences in sleep patterns

On January 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds links between sleeping patterns, circadian rhythms, bipolar disorder and specific phenotypes. A new study links bipolar disorder to differences in sleep and circadian patterns. Bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic depression, is characterized…