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Anxiety and depression: Getting quality sleep can help reduce your risk

Share on PinterestQuality sleep is associated with better mental health, but has no impact on a person’s stress management strategies, according to one study. Image Credit: Firma Studio/Stocksy. Chronic stress can increase your risk for some mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression. Findings from a recent study found that adaptive emotion regulation strategies and sleep …

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Lack of sleep ruins all the brain benefits related to exercise

LONDON —Countless studies emphasize the importance of keeping one’s body moving as a means of maintaining a strong mind and sharp cognition well into old age. However, noteworthy new research in the UK suggests that night owls and insomniacs may not reap the same cognitive benefits no matter how hard they work at the gym. …

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Lack of sleep can reduce the cognitive benefits of physical activity

Share on PinterestAccording to one study, lack of sleep can reduce the cognitive benefits of physical activity. Luke Mattson/Stocksy The researchers looked at cognitive function over 10 years in 8,958 people aged 50 and over in England. The study found that people who slept between 6 and 8 hours a night and engaged in higher …

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Depression: Could sleep deprivation have an antidepressant effect?

Share on PinterestSleep deprivation can have an antidepressant effect on some people. Ibai Acevedo/Stocksy It’s generally known that sleep deprivation has a negative impact on mood, but a new study has found a paradoxical effect. Research has revealed that just one night of complete sleep deprivation led to increased connectivity between the amygdala and anterior …

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Warning: Scientists discover melatonin is a popular sleep supplement that can compromise gut health

A new study reveals that melatonin, commonly known for its antioxidant effects and role in regulating sleep cycles, can actually aggravate intestinal inflammation and disrupt the gut microbiota, which plays a crucial role in digestion, immunity and in general health. Despite its popular use as a sleep aid, Professor Cristina Ribeiro de Barros Cardoso warns …

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