Monthly Archives: January 2018

Sleep, circadian rhythms and Alzheimer’s disease

The links between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease are still contentious but in this piece in Medical News Today Ana Sandoiu tries to shed a little light on the links. One study has suggested that poor sleep can lead to brain … Continue reading

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Sleep loss, concentration and distraction

Long-term sleep loss is thought to affect people’s short-term memory but less is known about how it affects people’s ability to cope with distractions while using their short-term memory. In this study Frida H. Rangtell, from Uppsala University in Sweden, … Continue reading

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Shift work, sleep and fatigue

In this study Mikko Harma, from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, led a team of researchers looking into the links between shift work (with and without night work), sleep and fatigue. The team studied 3,679 full-time hospital employees and … Continue reading

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Getting-to-sleep to-do list. #1 – make a to-do list

People who have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep often find themselves running through a list of things they need to do while they are lying tossing and turning. Opinions vary on the merits of writing out a to-do … Continue reading

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Poor sleep and repetitive negative thoughts

That lack of sleep can make you feel miserable isn’t exactly an earth-shattering revelation but researchers from the State University of New York at Binghamton have been helping to make the link a little clearer. They studied 52 people who … Continue reading

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Night shift raises women’s cancer risk

Researchers, led by Xuelei Ma, from Sichuan University in China, have been looking into the links between working night shifts and women’s risk of developing cancer. They reviewed 61 studies, which included a total of 3,909,152 women. The study found … Continue reading

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