Sleep Loss Linked to Reduced Generosity, Even at a Neuronal Level

Sleep loss, ranging from the individual level of missing a night’s sleep to a societal level of losing an hour’s sleep because of Daylight Saving Time, is associated with reduced altruism or an inclination to help others, new research suggests. These effects were observed even at the neurologic level on brain MRIs, investigators report. β€œIn … Read more

Long-term Erratic Sleep May Predict Later-Life Cognitive Problems

CHARLOTTE, NC β€” Erratic sleep patterns over years or even decades, along with a patient’s age and history of depression, may be harbingers of cognitive impairment later in life, an analysis of decades of data from a large sleep study has found. “What we were a little surprised to find in this model was that … Read more

COVID Tied to a Profound Impact on Children’s Sleep

During the first year of the pandemic, profound changes in screen use and sleep timing occurred among US adolescents as a result of spending more time using electronic devices, going to bed later, and getting up later compared to before the research indicates. The excessive screen time negatively affected sleep, said lead investigator Orsolya Kiss, … Read more