Sleep Health

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News
Marten Carlson

New Study Says Poor Sleep Could Increase Firefighter Burnout

Firefighters with sleep disorders and mental health conditions are more likely to burn out, a new study finds. What’s more, firefighters who reported a lack of sleep also showed signs of depersonalization (feeling disconnected from one’s body and thoughts) and a lack of initiative. We spoke with Alexander Wolkow, Ph.D., lead author of the study

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Marten Carlson

Could Breathing Disorders Make Us Age More Quickly?

Sleep-disordered breathing, such as obstructive sleep apnea, may lead to an acceleration in aging, a new study says. The researchers found that subjects who struggled with disordered breathing increased their biological age by as much as 321 days. In addition, the effects of sleep disorders were greater in female subjects when compared with male subjects.

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Laura Newcomer

Women With Sleep Apnea May Face Higher Cancer Risk Than Men

Sleep apnea may be associated with a small increase in the risk of developing cancer, and that risk may be slightly higher for women with sleep apnea compared to men with the same condition, a new study suggests. “From the analysis of a large population involving almost 20,000 patients, we concluded that the severity of

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Lifestyle
Laura Newcomer

Sleep-Deprived Teens Are Almost Twice As Likely To Engage In Unsafe Sex

Chronically sleep-deprived teenagers may be more likely to practice unsafe sexual activities than teens who obtain adequate sleep, suggests a new study. Those unsafe sexual behaviors might include having sex under the influence of alcohol or drugs or not using condoms. “Insufficient sleep may increase the potential for sexual risk-taking by compromising decision-making and influencing

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Laura Newcomer

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Decrease Sleep Disturbances For Women Going Through Menopause

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may provide a nonmedication treatment option for women who are experiencing sleep disturbances as a result of menopause, concludes a new study. “Compared to premenopausal women, women who are going through menopause transition complain of more sleep disruption,” Dr. JoAnn Pinkerton, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia

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Marten Carlson

Cyberbullying Could Be Linked To Poor Sleep Quality And Depression In Adolescents

A new study may have discovered a mediating factor between cyberbullying and increased rates of depression in adolescents: sleep. The University of Buffalo researchers found that teens who report instances of cyberbullying sleep more poorly, and this lack of sleep increases their chances of developing depression. “Cyber victimization on the internet and social media platforms

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Marten Carlson

SleepScore Labs Will Pay Employees To Track Sleep

Employees of sleep tech company SleepsScore Labs are experiencing a new type of workplace incentive. In short, they’re being paid to sleep. The leadership team at SleepScore Labs recently announced the “Sleep For Success” Incentive Program. With this program, the company says they plan to financially motivate employees to track their sleep using their own

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