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.
People who are having trouble paying for housing and at risk of losing their homes sleep, on average, twenty-two minutes less per night than those who are home-secure. The study shows a link between home insecurity and sleep disruptions.
People with subclinical ADHD symptoms are more vulnerable to the effects of sleep deprivation and showed greater impairment in both attentional regulation and emotional control following sleep loss than those without ADHD.
People who reported chronic insomnia or sleep duration of fewer than six hours were twice as likely to experience cognitive impairment compared to those who experienced good sleeping patterns. The association was stronger for those with coexisting cardiometabolic conditions.
Researchers have identified a neural circuit responsible for inducing insomnia associated with stress. The same neural circuit also induces changes in the immune system.
Atheists and agnostics are less likely to experience sleep problems than those who have religious faith. 73% of atheists and agnostics report getting more than seven hours of nightly sleep, compared to 63% of Catholics and 55% of baptists. Atheists also report experiencing fewer difficulties in falling asleep.
Phthalate exposure is linked to sleep disruptions and insomnia in menopausal women.