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7 Surprising Habits That Cause Depression


Many things can cause depression, such as financial trouble, the loss of a loved one or an illness. In addition, there may not be a concrete reason for your depression. However, experts have pinpointed a few surprising things that can cause depression – that most people would never suspect. Not Getting Enough Omega-3 Low intake […]

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Bad Sleep ‘Dramatically’ Alters Body


A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers. The activity of hundreds of genes was altered when people’s sleep was cut to less than six hours a day for a week. Writing in the journal PNAS, the researchers said the results helped […]

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SAD Sufferers Hold Unhelpful Beliefs About Sleep


Individuals with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) — a winter depression linked to loss of motivation and interest in daily activities — tend to have misconceptions about their own sleeping habits, similar to those of insomniacs, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. The findings may lead to new treatments for seasonal affective disorder that are similar […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder And Sleep


People with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) have similar types of misperceptions about sleep as people with insomnia, according to a small recent study. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that people with SAD — which is a kind of depression that occurs in the late fall, winter and early spring — tend to have incorrect perceptions […]

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Daylight Saving Time Ends


Sunday, November 4, marked the end of Daylight Saving Time this year, and unlike the springtime transition in March, turning the clocks back an hour in November means a precious extra hour of sleep! Compared to the jet lag-like feeling that comes with turning the clocks forward in the spring, this weekend’s extra hour of sleep felt like […]

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