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Poor Sleep Quality During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Perinatal Depression

All women are at risk for depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period, and there is growing evidence to suggest that poor sleep during pregnancy and the postpartum period may be a risk factor for the development of perinatal depression. Undoubtedly the interplay between sleep and depressive symptoms is quite complex. Does sleep disruption cause… Read More »

Sleep deprivation and being ignored top list of things that cause arguments

Chronic sleep deprivation is causing millions of Brits to argue. A study of 2,000 UK adults found nearly half are more likely to become argumentative after a bad night’s sleep. The research found the average Brit will get just six-and-a-half hours sleep a night – a fifth less than the recommended eight hours. And 44… Read More »

Medical News Today: How waste gets ‘washed out’ of our brains during sleep

For the first time, a new study has observed that cerebrospinal fluid washes in and out of the brain in waves during sleep, helping clear out waste. Cerebrospinal fluid helps clear toxic waste from the brain during sleep. Recently, Medical News Today reported on a study that found that specialized immune cells are more active… Read More »

Medical News Today: Researchers activate problem-solving during sleep

Using sound cues, scientists have made study participants solve puzzles in their sleep. New research sheds light on the cognitive processes that occur in the brain as we sleep. In dreams, fragments of reality, imagination, and memory intermingle in timeline-agnostic narratives that make little sense upon waking. It seems to have something to do with… Read More »