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Are night shifts killing me? - BBC News
impairment of cognition, cognitive function! impaired recovery (method) for brain (and body as a whole)! It's false places vanity to claim to get over with less sleep than 6hrs. // &! Are night shifts killing me? - // hard wired to sleep at night. even organs // - Alarm clocks may be set at 3am, but body clocks never get used to the night shift (regardless of how much sleep an individual gets). This can disrupt the rhythm of vital gene activity. Night workers are likely to sleep less and less well than those keeping daytime hours, as they try to get their shut-eye while the rest of the street cuts its grass and revs its engines in the full glare of daylight. Those starting work at 4am are thought to have the mental prowess of those who’ve downed a few whiskies, which may explain a higher rate of work injuries at night than in the day. Cause of cancer. Brain drain. Feeling down. Also pitted to eat more and unhealthy!
night  shift  circadian  rythm  Sleep  hygiene  deprivation  cognitive  funtion  REM  body  clock  sick  population  public  health  policy  public  health  epigenetics  metabolism  premature  ageing  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  chronic  stress  Ghrelin  neurobiology  neurology  neuroscience 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Sleep deprivation 'as bad as smoking' - Telegraph
People who rise too early or get by on too little sleep are just as bad as smokers, and can function as poorly as drunks, says leading neuroscientist as he urges the country to get back to bed [ it damages a whole host of skills: empathy, processing information, ability to handle people being impulsive and impaired thinking ]
Sleep  hygiene  deprivation  REM  productivity  effective  decision  making 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
It’s official: if you’re middle-aged and not sleeping enough, you’re rotting away | Comment is free | The Guardian
The government is launching a campaign to warn about the effects of sleep deprivation on people aged between 40-60
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Timeline Photos - Psychologie Heute
Wir tun so einiges, um gesund zu bleiben: Wir versuchen, uns gesund zu ernähren, gehen regelmäßig zu Vorsorgeuntersuchungen und zum Sport. Die wichtigste Ressource für Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden vernachlässigen wir allerdings oft sträflich. Peter Stork zeigt in "Wake up!" (Hanser, € 18,90), welche zentrale Bedeutung guter, erholsamer Schlaf hat und weist darauf hin, dass ein gestörter, zu kurzer oder unregelmäßiger Schlaf eine Reihe von Krankheiten begünstigt. Stork empfiehlt mehr Licht am Tag und Bewegung im Freien, mehr Dunkelheit in der Nacht, er plädiert für die Abschaffung der Sommerzeit und einen späteren Unterrichtsbeginn in der Schule.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Go tell the boss: let me work less and I’ll produce more | Life and style | The Guardian
The five-day work week is an artificial and outmoded idea. A shorter working week can boost efficiency and an employee’s happiness [...] The latest trend might have more going for it, though: more tech businesses are experimenting with four-day weeks. As Ryan Carson, co-founder of the education startup Treehouse, put it: “You get all day Friday off, instead of pretending like you’re working when you’re not.” [...] The most important reason to work fewer days, of course, is that it’s good for families, friendship, hobbies and the human spirit. But the most interesting implication of the current experiments, backed by some academic research, is that it appears to be good for productivity and work quality, too. Partly that’s because desk-based “knowledge work” relies on plenty of brain rest as well as exertion.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Our poor sleeping habits are filling our brains with neurotoxins - Quartz
“The less deep sleep you have, the less effective you are at clearing out this bad protein.”
neurology  neurobiology  neuroscience  brain  brain  plasticity  Sleep  hygiene  REM  shift  work  dementia  Alzheimer  performance  productivity  well  being 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Unterrichtsbeginn: Warum die erste Stunde Folter ist - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Schluss mit der Quälerei am Morgen: Mit mehr Schlaf würden Schüler motivierter und erfolgreicher lernen. Warum also der frühe Start?
education  policy  Sleep  hygiene  REM  childhood  development  performance 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Why a long night's sleep may be bad for you - BBC News
"The typical adult today [in that poll] reports seven hours of sleep. And that actually seems to be the median sleep duration in the adult population around the world. That suggests there's something around seven hours of sleep that's kind of natural for the brain." But if you enjoy sleeping, spend a lot of time in bed and feel good, you're probably just fine. There's no hard evidence that extra time asleep, or just lying down and relaxing, is going to kill you.
Sleep  hygiene  REM  productivity  depression  chronic  low-grade  inflammation  public  health  policy  public  health 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Sleep's memory role discovered
>> sleeping or sleep deprived. Their study showed that sleeping mice formed significantly more new connections between neurons - they were learning more. [...] A new reason for sleep was discovered last year when experiments showed the brain used sleep to wash away waste toxins built up during a hard day's thinking. However, there are concerns that people are not getting enough sleep. As part of the BBC's Day of the Body Clock, Prof Russell Foster argued that society had become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading to "serious health problems". These include: cancer, heart disease, type-2 diabetes, infections, obesity. The reward for more sleep, Prof Foster argues, is we would all be "better human beings."
Sleep  hygiene  memory  learning  public  health  policy  public  health  work  life  balance  health  crisis  health  science  mental  health  dementia  REM  sleeping 
june 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Angelina's mastectomy... and other medical stories of 2013
And there is no doubt about the impact a poor night's sleep has on the whole body. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people's sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. [...] There was a shift in understanding psychiatric disorders when it was shown autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia all shared several genetic risk factors.
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december 2013 by asterisk2a
Wie sich Fett auf den Stoffwechsel und die Gene auswirkt - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Fett zaubert nicht nur Polster auf die Hüften, es verändert auch Gene und Stoffwechsel. Forscher haben jetzt im Detail beobachtet, wie sich eine fettreiche Ernährung auf den Körper auswirkt. Demnach erhöht der Energieträger nicht nur Blutdruck und Hunger, sondern schraubt auch am Tag-Nacht-Rhythmus. >> Low-Fat (No Oil) Vegan Diet <<
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may 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Boosting sleep 'may slow memory rot'
It may be possible to slow the decline in memory and learning as we age by tackling poor sleep, US researchers hope. + +
Alzheimer  Sleep  hygiene  dementia  sleeping  REM  aging 
may 2013 by asterisk2a
The Unslept Mind: Dreams, Self, and Psychosis | Psychology Today
Researchers interrupted people that are about to have a dream (REM cycle). People who got no REM sleep cycle for 3 days suffered.
sleep  hygiene  sleeping  sleep  REM  sleep 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - The myth of the eight-hour sleep
Medical advice about ... 8 hour full, continuous sleep may be flawed. [...] [...] "Today, most people seem to have adapted quite well to the eight-hour sleep, but Ekirch believes many sleeping problems may have roots in the human body's natural preference for segmented sleep as well as the ubiquity of artificial light. This could be the root of a condition called sleep maintenance insomnia, where people wake during the night and have trouble getting back to sleep, he suggests. [...] "For most of evolution we slept a certain way," says sleep psychologist Gregg Jacobs. "Waking up during the night is part of normal human physiology. [...] "Many people wake up at night and panic," he says. "I tell them that what they are experiencing is a throwback to the bi-modal sleep pattern." &!
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february 2012 by asterisk2a

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