How to improve your sleep

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An interesting recent study published in Lancet Psychiatry found that a web-based program of cognitive behavioral could improve sleep in some people. There are several weaknesses in this study – online registration, self-reporting, large drop-out rate – but still, the results are encouraging in that insomnia is very prevalent and there are simply not enough […]

Watch Out: Kids who don’t sleep enough have a higher risk for Type 2 diabetes

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In an interesting study published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers in the UK looked at 4,525 children aged 9-10 of multi-ethnic descent, living in England, and they found that all else being equal – adjusting for school, behaviour, medication use, socio-economic and social factors, etc (which is clearly a very difficult thing to do and […]

Perhaps our insomnia is not much to worry over

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If you suffer from any form of insomnia – unable to fall asleep easily, frequent nocturnal wakening, too-early rising – a¬†fascinating study done on a tribal group of hunter-gatherers in Tanzania will come as very welcome information, I think, because this study tells you that, hey, despite the ubiquitous efforts to convince you that you […]