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According to Reuters, a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that short naps may help offset the effects of sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can affect brain function, metabolism, hormones and the immune system, and this is the first study to examine whether...
With daylight saving time looming upon us, many health concerns arise due to the loss of sleep and disruption of sleep pattern, CBS News reports. A study published last year in the journal Open Heart found that the number of heart attacks increased by 25 percent the day after the time change. Doctors...
According to CBS News, a survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation has found that chronic and acute pain affects half of the American population at some point in life, and is a common cause of sleep disorders. The survey found that people with chronic pain end up with a 42 minute sleep deficit every...