Sleep deprivation alters the structure of DNA inside immune cells and increases the number of immune cells, which causes them to overreact and spark inflammation. The study found catching up on sleep does not reverse this effect.
The activity of MCH neurons in the lateral hypothalamus during sleep recapitulates REM sleep effects on reducing drug-seeking behaviors.
Increasing ambient temperatures has a negative impact on sleep duration, researchers report.
A new study reveals a link between sleep and reading ability in children. Children who experienced sleep problems had lower performance outcomes on tests of reading than their peers who slept well.
Researchers investigate why many of us wake in the middle of the night and dwell on our fears.
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.