How much sleep do you need? Probably less than you think, or were given to believe. Let’s examine the myth of 8 hours sleep.
Sleep and death rates
Lack of sleep causes health problems, ranging from
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 –
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
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
Intermittent fasting has a beneficial 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, a form of hormesis. Could this
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
A 9-week randomized trial comparing a chronotherapeutic intervention (wake and light therapy) to exercise in major depressive disorder patients treated with duloxetine.
OBJECTIVE: The onset
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
Rapid antidepressant effects of sleep deprivation therapy correlates with serum BDNF changes in major depression.
Recent reports have suggested that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)
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