sleep-deprivation

Sleep deprivation accelerates brain damage caused by Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that sleep deprivation increases levels of the key…

Can sleep deprivation be used to treat depression?

Sleep deprivation – typically administered in controlled, inpatient settings – ‘rapidly’ reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of patients,…

One night of interrupted sleep increases levels of ‘brain plaque’ linked with Alzheimer’s

Just one night of disrupted sleep in healthy adults causes an increase in amyloid beta, a brain protein associated with…

Sleep deprived? Undo the damage with chocolate

Flavanols in cocoa have a positive effect on cognitive performance, according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.…

Does sleep deprivation really cause the brain to eat itself?

Our brain starts to ‘eat itself’ when we are deprived of sleep, researchers at the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy…

sleep driving

Driving on less than five hours’ sleep ‘is as risky as driving drunk’

Drivers who fail to get seven hours of sleep a night are almost twice as likely to be involved in…

sugary drinks

Does being deprived of sleep make you crave sugary drinks?

People who get five or fewer hours of sleep a night are likely to drink significantly more caffeinated sugary drinks,…

Sweet tooth: Fact or fiction ?

Health checkup: on the sweet-tooth myth, binge-sleeping and lazy Britain

Plus: prostate cancer policy, children who black out, a heartbeat problem that’s worse for women, and healthy eating

18 Feb 2016