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‘This is Us’ Takes on Antidepressant Withdrawal. How Serious Is It? (Health Line)

Experts say people can face serious side effects if they abruptly stop taking their antidepressant medications. Written by Kimberly Holland on October 10, 2018 What happens if you suddenly stop taking your antidepressant medication? NBC’s hit television series “This Is Us” is tackling that issue and the serious side effects that go along with antidepressant withdrawal. Click […]

Sleep and Memory: How They Work Together (Health Digest News)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Menlo Park, CA, October 9, 2018 – “Sleep on it.” We’ve long known that a good night’s sleep confers important benefits on mood, alertness, concentration, and judgment. Research over more than a century has also established that sleep plays an important role in memory retention. More recently, studies have begun to establish more precisely […]

Combining Insomnia, Depression Treatment May Improve Outcome By Lynne Lamberg

In people with both depression and insomnia, determining which disorder surfaced first may be key to improving clinical care. Studying the timing of emergence of symptoms in people with both depression and insomnia may help identify differences in patients’ clinical presentation and aid treatment decisions, according to experts at the joint meeting of the American Academy of […]

Fixing Sleep, Greatly Improves Depression Outcomes

CPAP therapy reduces symptoms of depression in adults with sleep apnea DARIEN, IL – A new study shows that depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, and these symptoms improve significantly when sleep apnea is treated with continuous positive airway pressure therapy. Results show that nearly 73 percent of sleep […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder and the Risk of Addiction

By Laura Baker: Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that occurs only during certain times of the year. Most people will experience SAD during the winter due to lack of sunlight and the consequential lack of vitamin D, though spring and summer SAD also can occur. As with most mental illnesses, SAD creates […]

7 Horrifying Side Effects of Sleep Deprivation (Men’s Health)

Remember when your Sim didn’t get enough sleep so he kept falling over? Yeah, it’s kind of like that. BY Kelsey Butler, SEP 25, 2018 Whether it’s due to your loud upstairs neighbors or your snoring bedmate, pretty much everyone has experienced at least a few nights of tossing and turning. Unfortunately, you may have inadvertently […]

‘Relationship ADHD’: Have We Lost the Instinct for Commitment? (Health News Digest)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Menlo Park, CA, September 28, 2018 – Relationships have always been complicated. It takes time and effort to develop trust and intimacy and the deep love that sustains a couple over many years and through the rough patches. It takes sacrifice and compromise and putting another person’s wants and needs ahead of your […]

9 Tips for Better Sleep (Alternative Medicine Magazine)

September 2018 The exciting research in sleep science nowadays comes from labs studying the effects of sleep on the brain and what happens when you deprive your brain of restorative sleep. New research suggests that sleeping less than seven to eight hours a night risks memory loss, cognitive decline, and even Alzheimer’s disease. If you regularly […]

How Sleep impacts Brain Health (Alternative Medicine Magazine)

September 2018 As important to your health as good nutrition and regular exercise, the consequences of missing sleep begin with diminished daytime function: mood, energy, concentration and reaction time. But, sleepless nights have implications well beyond making you sleepy the next day. Over the long term, it contributes to obesity and the risk of serious illness. Beyond […]

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity Tied to Lipid Levels (MD Alert, Reuters Health, MDLinx)

AUGUST 30, 2018, By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity is independently associated with cholesterol and triglyceride levels, researchers say. Dr. Ludger Grote of Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenberg and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 8,592 patients in the European Sleep Apnea Database without physician-diagnosed hyperlipidemia or reported use […]

6 Mistakes You’re Making When Napping (Bustle)

By Carina Wolff, 8/29/18 Some people live for their daily naps. After all, they can be rejuvenating and the perfect break during an exhausting day. But if you’re just plopping on the couch and sleeping until you see fit, you may not be doing it right. There are a number of mistakes you can make […]