‘Loss of pleasure’ found in teen sleep study

Sleep patterns around the world have been disrupted as screen time increases and sleep routines change with COVID-19 self-isolation requirements. Negative mood is not unusual in adolescence, but lack of sleep can affect mental health, causing anhedonia (or loss of pleasure), anxiety, anger and significantly increasing the risk of depression, a global study of more than 350,000 teens shows.

Sleep patterns around the world have been disrupted as screen time increases and sleep routines change with COVID-19 self-isolation requirements.

Negative mood is not unusual in adolescence, but lack of sleep can affect mental health, causing anhedonia (or loss of pleasure), anxiety, anger and significantly increasing the risk of depression, a global study of more than 350,000 teens shows.

The results just published in Sleep Medicine Reviews connects less sleep with a 55% increased chance of mood deficits and double the risk of reduced positive mood.

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Benefícios do Golden Milk, uma bebida milenar: o que é e como tomar

Receita da medicina ayurvedica, o golden milk mistura açafrão, cúrcuma e outras especiarias que oferecem benefícios ao corpo e à mente; aprenda a fazer

Com textura de leite na poderosa cor dourada, o golden milk tem ganhado cada vez mais popularidade. Sua origem é proveniente da medicina ayurvédica, que surgiu na Índia há mais de cinco mil anos. Ayurvédica significa “ciência da vida” e tem como filosofia o bem-estar integrado, que valoriza a harmonia entre o corpo, a mente e alma.

É dessa filosofia e com esse propósito que surgiu o golden milk, uma bebida de leite (de coco, vegetal ou animal) e especiarias, popular por sua ação funcional. Sua fama tem inspirado até novas receitas que utilizam esses ingredientes visando suas propriedades terapêuticas para trazer benefícios relacionados à saúde e longevidade. Isso porque o golden milk tem propriedades digestivas, anti-inflamatórias e antioxidantes, além de ajudar na imunidade e no controle da ansiedade.

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Lavender oil : benefits and uses

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Lavender oil is one of the most well-known essential oils in aromatherapy
  • Beyond its calming fragrance is a host of body-wide benefits, such as helping alleviate insomnia and stress, improving digestion and respiratory disorders and even boosting your hair health
  • Lavender oil is known for its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties

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Un video muestra cómo se lava nuestro cerebro mientras dormimos

Ondas de líquido cefalorraquídeo acuoso (LCR) fluyen sobre el cerebro, según muestra un nuevo estudio, pulsando rítmicamente mientras uno duerme. Asimismo, al mismo tiempo se lava al eliminar cualquier toxina que no debería acumularse. Este estudio se publicó en Science.

Los neurocientíficos han creado un video fascinante que muestra este proceso de pulsación nocturna en acción.

El equipo detrás de esta investigación explica que los hallazgos podrían ayudar en el estudio de varios trastornos neurológicos y psicológicos, especialmente en aquellos que están asociados con patrones de sueño interrumpidos.

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New Study: Sleep Is Literally a Deep Clean for Your Brain

Sleep washes away toxic gunk that builds up in your brain. Do you really want to leave it there?

It doesn’t take a PhD to figure out that sleep is essential. Anyone who’s struggled to get through the next day after a late night out can tell you that.

But researchers are constantly adding interesting new additions to the long list of reasons we sleep, from cementing new learning, to scrubbing the emotional charge from painful memories, to preventing you from having crabby fights with your partner (yes, this has been scientifically proven).

And now a team out of Boston University has added yet another reason to the list, and it’s particularly bad news for those who don’t manage to get enough shut eye: Sleep physically washes toxins, including those that can lead to Alzheimer’s, from your brain.

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