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.
96% of patients hospitalized for coronavirus infections report experiencing PTSD as a result of their illness. Researchers also found an increased risk of depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders in those hospitalized for COVID-19.
Recovered stroke patients who suffer from sleep-wake disruptions are more likely to experience another stroke, researchers report.
New machine learning technology that researchers have made free online can be used by sleep experts to study the role of K-complex, a brief but prominent pattern of brain activity that lasts around half a second during sleep.
Older people who experience a worsening in insomnia symptoms are thirty times more likely to be diagnosed with major depression than those whose sleep patterns improved.