Category Archives for Sleep

More Sleep for Higher Testosterone

We saw in our last article that testosterone is very important for men’s health, and that for optimal health, abnormally low T levels ought to be corrected either through lifestyle changes –

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Shift Work Is Bad for Health

Shift work is the working of any hours outside of normal daytime hours. Unfortunately, since many people do it, shift work is bad for health. The most common variations in shift work are the “swing

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Excessive Sleep May Be Bad for Your Health

Insufficient sleep and risk of obesity and illness In recent years we’ve become much more aware of how sleep, both quality and quantity, can affect our health. Approximately 40% of Americans get

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An intermittent sleep fast treats depression

We know that intermittent fasting can have quite a salutary effect on both fat loss and aging. This can be for a number of reasons, but perhaps the main one is that it stresses the organism. It’s

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Depression: breaking the vicious cycle

The positive feedback loop of depression One problem with overcoming depression, whether it’s a longstanding one or just an episode of the blues, is that depression reinforces itself in a positive

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Wake therapy in depression

A 9-week randomized trial comparing a chronotherapeutic intervention (wake and light therapy) to exercise in major depressive disorder patients treated with duloxetine. >Abstract OBJECTIVE: The onset

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Sleeping pills and death

Hypnotics’ association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study Daniel F Kripke1, Robert D Langer2, Lawrence E Kline1+ Author Affiliations AbstractObjectives An estimated 6%–10% of US

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Rapid antidepressant effects of sleep deprivation therapy

Rapid antidepressant effects of sleep deprivation therapy correlates with serum BDNF changes in major depression. Abstract Recent reports have suggested that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)

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Sleep Deprivation Therapy for Depression

Sleep deprivation combined with consecutive sleep phase advance as a fast-acting therapy in depression: an open pilot trial in medicated and unmedicated patients. Berger M, Vollmann J, Hohagen F, König

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