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From Sleep Deprivation to Obesity

Obesity is one of the biggest and costliest public health crises of the 21st century. According to the World Health Organization, 13 percent of the adult population worldwide was obese in 2016, and almost 40 percent of adults over the age of 18 were severely overweight. These numbers, startling as they are, have only increased over the past few years. In fact, data shows that obesity and overweight rates have been steadily climbing over the past five decades, from 14...
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ADHD and Sleep Problems

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a medical condition that affects around 8.4 percent of US children and 2.5 of adults. People with ADHD often have differences in their brain structures and neurological activities that negatively impact their attention span and impulse control. Like many other neurological conditions, the exact causes of ADHD are not entirely clear. Experts know that several factors, including genetic predispositions, issues in the central nervous system, and environmental triggers like exposure to certain toxins, play...
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30 Interesting Facts & Statistics You May Not Know About Sleep

A lot of what we know about sleep today has only been investigated in the last 30 years or so, and much of this research has proven that a good night’s sleep isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. As demonstrated by devastating events caused or influenced by sleep deprivation, like the Challenger explosion in 1986 or the Exxon-Valdez spill in 1989, not getting enough sleep can have serious consequences, both for individuals and for societies. So, because sleep is so...
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Sleep Deprivation and Migraines

Sleep Deprivation Shown to Lead to Actual Changes in Brain Protein Associated With Migraine Pain Perhaps you’ve read some of the past articles where I spell out the importance of consistent, quality sleep, for overall health and specifically for migraine sufferers. Now researchers at Missouri State University have demonstrated that sleep deprivation actually leads to changes in key brain proteins that are associated with migraines developing. These proteins, in essence, seem to render nerves more susceptible to expressing pain and...
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