Sleep deprivation, over a long period, causes harm to the brain as well as increasing the risk of accidents. New research suggests the effect on the brain is not straightforward, with different regions and brain functions affected in varying ways.
Sleep deprivation can now be revealed from an analysis of blood samples. Research shows that circulating fats and acids drop in people who are not getting enough sleep. Why have test? So employers can see if someone is "fit for work."
New research suggests a 30-minute nap can help stave off the effects of a poor night's sleep. This is good-health, potentially life-saving, news for many people who have trouble getting enough sleep at night.
If you tend toward worrying a lot and have a lot of negative thoughts the solution might be easier than changing your career. It might just that you're not getting enough sleep, at least that is the findings of a new study out of the U.S.
The power of a good night's sleep should never be underestimated, as the family of a fallen World Cup fan can testify. Hours after the Holland game against Spain, a man was found dead from sleep deprivation, apparently having stayed up to watch the game.
"You snooze you lose" is an adage with which we are all familiar. But scientists and medical researchers are proving with frightening examples tonight that it’s the people that don't snooze who are at greatest risk of losing something - their health.
A good night's sleep to some Americans has become a matter of life and death causing symptoms of high blood pressure, and sleep apnea. In addition, experts say many motor vehicle accidents can be linked to some variety of sleep disorder.
A recent study shows that parents lie about their superior parenting skills, but one father has decided to become completely honest. His new book "Go the F#@k to sleep" helps release the pressure felt during bedtime routine.
Sacrificing sleep for other priorities is a common practice but one which causes serious harm. Anyone sleeping seven to nine hours on a daily basis and wonder why they still feel faint, unfocused, anxious or irritable may have an undetected disorder.
The military has been accused of falsely diagnosing -- and in at least one case using sleep deprivation -- some vets injured during their tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with personality disorder to keep from paying billions of dollars in medical costs
Sleep deprivation is frighteningly harmful to one's cardiovascular and neural activity. Often children are misdiagnosed with behavioral disorders and adults remain undiagnosed, depending on even more harmful sleep substitutes or sleep aids.