Three consecutive nights of sleep loss can have a negative impact on both mental and physical health. Sleep deprivation can lead to an increase in anger, frustration, and anxiety. Additionally, those who experienced sleep loss reported a change in physical wellbeing, including gastrointestinal and respiratory problems.
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A new study sheds light on how COVID-19 has impacted sleep and mental health. Researchers found 32.9% of people reported a decrease in sleep and 29.8% said they slept more during the lockdown. Changes in sleep patterns correlated with self-reported mental health difficulties during this time, which mostly led to sleep loss.
Insomnia experienced in childhood that continues into adulthood is a strong predictor of mood and anxiety disorders, a new study reports. Persistent insomnia from childhood was associated with a 2.8% increased risk of internalizing disorders in adulthood.
People who have trouble falling asleep at night are at increased risk of cognitive decline within fourteen years compared to those with other forms of insomnia, a new study reports.
Sleep disruptions have been linked to a higher risk of death, especially in those with type 2 diabetes. Researchers found those with type 2 diabetes who reported frequent sleep disruptions, were 87% more likely to die of any cause than those without diabetes or sleep disturbances. Additionally, those with diabetes and sleep disruptions were 12% more die over a nine-year period than those with diabetes alone.
Changes in sleep patterns in older men have been linked to an increased risk of cognitive decline, researchers report.
Test anxiety and sleep feed off one another, causing a negative effect on academic performance.
Poor quality sleep can lead to sexual dysfunction in women, a new study reports.
Reduced levels of estrogen may not be the only risk factor for weight gain associated with menopause. A new study reports sleep disruptions also contribute to increased weight gain during menopause.
People who suffer from sleep disruptions are at greater risk of developing complicated grief following the loss of a loved one.
Sexual activity before sleep increases oxytocin and reduces the stress-related hormone cortisol. Researchers say sexual activity at bedtime can help reduce symptoms of insomnia and reduce sleep disruptions.