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For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression – reveals study

Although research has examined the relationship between online bullying and depression, the University of Buffalo study is one of few to explore the connection between cyber victimisation and sleep quality. The study surveyed more than 800 adolescents for sleep quality, cyber aggression and depression. The research will be presented by Misol Kwon, first author and […]

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Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension

Recent research looked at how stress and insomnia affected the health of employees who have hypertension, and the news was sobering. The researchers found that in comparison with their peers who slept well and did not experience work-related stress, hypertensive employees with stress and insomnia were three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease. […]

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A good night’s sleep can help prevent build-up of plaque in arteries

Fresh evidence suggests that sleep regulates a mechanism that can help to protect arteries from hardening. The finding reinforces the notion that good-quality sleep is important for cardiovascular health. Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Massachusetts, together with colleagues from other research centers, studied the development of atherosclerosis in mice. Atherosclerosis is the […]

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Using gadgets before bedtime can impair your child’s quality of life

Using screens before bedtime impairs children’s sleep and may diminish their quality of life. For the study, British researchers studied 6,616 children, average age 12, who reported their use of screens, mobile phone, tablet, e-reader, computer, portable media player, television or game console, during the hour before bedtime. They also filled out a well-validated 10-item […]

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Lack of sleep linked to early signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Poor sleep is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. People with the disease tend to wake up tired, and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen. But how and why restless nights are linked to Alzheimer’s disease is not fully understood. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in […]

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