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2011-03-15 07:55:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire)"” From overworked professionals to over-extended students, everyone worries about how much sleep they're getting. A new study from Duke University has shown yet another consequence of not sleeping enough: sleep deprivation can lead to a more optimistic outlook, resulting in riskier decisions. Using a functional MRI, scientists showed that a lack of sleep increases brain activity in the brain regions that assess positive outcomes while decreasing activity in the...

2011-03-09 13:23:18

The powers that be in Las Vegas figured out something long before neuroscientists at two Duke University medical schools confirmed their ideas this week: Trying to make decisions while sleep-deprived can lead to a case of optimism. The scientists showed, using a functional MRI, that a night of sleep deprivation leads to increased brain activity in brain regions that assess positive outcomes, while at the same time this deprivation leads to decreased activation in the brain areas that process...

2011-02-01 00:24:33

Patrick A. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. says sleep-deprivation can lead to many kinds of malpractice injuries. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 A Chicago medical malpractice attorney endorses a proposal to require sleep-deprived surgeons to acknowledge their sleepiness to patients before performing elective surgery. The proposal is put forth in the December issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Among other resources, the article refers to a National...

2011-02-01 00:02:12

"America's Sleep Doctor" Dr. James B. Maas and top bedding manufacturer United Feather & Down have teamed up to introduce the first support pillow built to relieve stress and body aches while relaxing. Des Plaines, IL (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 In his best-selling book "Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program that Prepares Your Mind For Peak Performance," and the sequel "Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep But Are Too Tired to Ask," sleep researcher Dr. James B. Maas...

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2011-01-28 07:30:00

According to a report published by the Mental Health Foundation, researchers say that lack of sleep needs to be treated as a major health issue, suggesting that there is a link between insomnia and poor relationships, low energy levels and inability to concentrate. Poor sleep has already been linked to depression, immune deficiency and heart disease. The report, titled "ËœSleep Matters', calls for general practitioners to have more training to recognize and diagnose the symptoms....

2011-01-12 15:33:54

The findings show that missing a night of sleep burns roughly 135 calories, the equivalent of two slices of bread or a 225 ml glass of semi-skimmed milk. In terms of physical exertion, this amounts to walking just under two miles. On the flip side, eight hours of sleep saved the same approximate amount of energy. 'While the amount of energy saved during sleep may seem small, it was actually more than we expected,' says Professor Kenneth Wright, lead author of the study and Director of...

2011-01-05 13:26:05

In the first-ever quantification of energy expended by humans during sleep, a University of Colorado team has found that the metabolic cost of an adult missing one night of sleep is the equivalent of walking slightly less than two miles. The new findings will help researchers further understand one of the important functions of sleep in humans, said CU-Boulder Associate Professor Kenneth Wright. Wright, who led the study, said the goal was to measure and quantify energy expenditure during...

2010-12-30 16:56:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With the daily stresses of life continually piling on and not enough hours in the day to get everything done, one of the most common things that people tend to cheat themselves out of is a good night's sleep. Spoonk acupressure mats offer a natural way to get a deeper and more restful sleep at the end of the day, enabling its users to break this cycle and make sleep deprivation a thing of the past. The Spoonk mat uses over 6,000...

2010-12-30 13:48:31

While regulations have been put in place to restrict the work hours of doctors in training, no such regulations exist for fully trained physicians. An editorial in this week's New England Journal of Medicine argues that sleep-deprived physicians should not be permitted to proceed with an elective surgery without a patient's informed, written consent. According to the authors, "This approach would represent a fundamental shift in the responsibility patients are asked to assume in making...

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2010-12-13 14:40:00

In the busy world of a honey bee hive, worker bees need their rest in order to best communicate the location of food to their hive mates, research from The University of Texas at Austin shows. "When deprived of sleep, humans typically experience a diminished ability to perform a variety of tasks, including communicating as clearly or as precisely," said Dr. Barrett Klein, a former ecology, evolution and behavior graduate student at the university. "We found that sleep-deprived honey bees also...


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