Depression Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?

Scientists working with adults who fixate on negative thoughts have noted a link between this distressing compulsion and poorer-quality sleep, as well as shorter sleep duration. Worriers of the world, is your repetitive negative thinking caused by lack of sleep? Repetitive negative thinking occurs when a person compulsively lingers on thoughts and stimuli that are […]

Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Can you overdose on melatonin?

Melatonin is a popular supplement that many people use to help them fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Melatonin varies in effectiveness from person to person, which may lead to an accidental overdose. A melatonin overdose can cause unwanted and irritating side effects. It is important for people using melatonin to be mindful […]

Pediatrics / Children's Health Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation

A new study examined how obstructive sleep apnea in children may interfere with memory consolidation, and it also uncovered a potential method of predicting the level of disruption caused by the associated sleep loss. New research sheds light on sleep apnea in children. Over the years, science has delved into the nature and function of sleep. Although there are plenty of unanswered questions, […]

Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

How a good night’s sleep can protect against fear

New research has found that better-quality sleep is connected with reduced activity in brain regions implicated in fear learning. Thus, time spent in rapid eye movement sleep could be a good indicator of susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder. Could sleep patterns predict susceptibility to PTSD? Emerging research seems to indicate that this may be the case. […]