College students slept more after stay-at-home orders

One silver line of social distancing? Staying at home because of COVID-19 might have led to college students getting more sleep, researchers report.

U. Washington • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 sleep young-adults health-and-medicine college-students

App tracks messed up body clocks during pandemic

"...many of us may be experiencing circadian disruption which could lead to fatigue, mood changes, changes in sleep patterns, and decreased immune function."

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 sleep apps featured time health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms

Inflammation may link bad sleep and heart disease

Bad sleep can lead to chronic inflammation, which can then lead to plaque in the arteries, new research finds. That plaque can lead to deadly heart disease.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
June 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: heart-disease atherosclerosis inflammation arteries sleep blood-vessels featured health-and-medicine

Did insomnia cause April’s spike in suicidal thoughts?

"Without sufficient good quality sleep, suicidal thoughts start to have a louder voice." Surveys indicate mental health risk during April.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 depression suicide sleep insomnia loneliness great-depression emotions featured health-and-medicine

To feel better, replace sitting with sleep or light activity

"With everything happening right now, this is one thing we can control or manage and it has the potential to help our mental health."

Angie Hunt-Iowa State • futurity
June 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: exercise sleep emotions featured health-and-medicine body-fat

Why you’re having freaky dreams during COVID-19

Having odd dreams lately? You're not alone. A neurologist explains why the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our dreams—and what you can do about it.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 sleep dreams featured health-and-medicine memories

To adapt to new stuff, fruit flies sleep more

Fruit flies that can't take flight compensate by sleeping more, according to a new study that could shed light on why some people sleep more than others.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sleep science-and-technology flight sleep-disorders

Brain scans link baby sleep trouble and autism later

New research links the disrupted sleep of babies later diagnosed with autism with altered growth trajectories in the hippocampus.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: autism sleep brains childrens-health babies health-and-medicine

Early high school start times are bad for students

"...the move from 8:05 to 7:25 was associated with students being 8% more likely not to advance to 12th grade on schedule."

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: sleep teens health-and-medicine

Lost sleep could set you up for Alzheimer’s

Two new studies shed light on how Alzheimer's may start far before symptoms arise and how sleep may affect your risk for developing dementia.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: alzheimers-disease sleep brains featured health-and-medicine tau-proteins

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