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  • Spotlight on sleep psychologists

    Jul 20 2020...
    If you’re experiencing a sleep disorder you may meet with a sleep psychologist, one of the members of the integrated sleep care team. READ MORE>>
  • How seasonal affective disorder disrupts sleep

    Feb 19 2020...
    Fewer hours of daylight and colder temperatures can impact your mood and your health. While many people feel less energetic in the winter, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is more than the “winter blues.” READ MORE>>
  • Depression and insomnia are linked to frequent nightmares

    Apr 09 2015...
    A new study suggests that depression and insomnia are the strongest risk factors for having frequent nightmares.

    The study involved 13,922 adults. They ranged in age from 25 to 74 years. All of the study subjects answered a series of questions about their health. READ MORE>>
  • AASM doctors to answer your questions about sleep and depression

    Feb 06 2014...
    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is teaming with PBS NewsHour on Thursday to educate patients about sleep and its link to depression. In February, two studies published in the journal SLEEP looked at how poor sleep increases your risk of depression. Two AASM physicians, Dr. Timothy I. Morgenthaler and Dr. Nathaniel Watson will be on hand to answer your questions.

    The chat will be held on Thursday, February 6, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST. To participate, use the Twitter hashtag #NewsHourChats and follow @AASMOrg. READ MORE>>
  • Multiple mood and anxiety disorders cause insomnia

    Oct 29 2012...
    A recent study takes a look at the link between comorbid, or multiple mood and anxiety disorders occurring at the same time and insomnia. The study involved 517 people with comorbid mood and anxiety disorders. Other groups included people with no mood or anxiety disorders, mood disorders only and anxiety disorders only.

    Results show that about 60 percent of individuals with comorbid mood and anxiety disorders had at least one symptom of insomnia. About 45 percent of individuals with mood disorders only or anxiety disorders only reported insomnia. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep-disordered breathing linked with depression

    Apr 03 2012...
    Snorting, gasping or stopping breathing while asleep has been associated with nearly all depression symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveyed 9,714 Americans for a new study appearing in the April issue of SLEEP. The CDC determined that the likelihood of depression increased with the frequency of sleep-disordered breathing. READ MORE>>
  • Short sleep, mental health problems predict long-term insomnia

    Jan 09 2012...
    Mental health problems and getting less than six hours of sleep play key roles in the persistence of insomnia. A study in the January edition of SLEEP found these risk factors in people experiencing insomnia for at least 7½ years. READ MORE>>
  • Sleep Drug during Depression Treatment can Solve Insomnia Symptoms

    Aug 15 2010...
    Insomnia and depression are often closely related. The relationship can go both ways: depression can cause insomnia, and insomnia can lead to depression. READ MORE>>
  • Obstructive sleep apnea & depression

    Jul 21 2009...
    A new study examined the rate of obstructive sleep apnea in people with major depressive disorder and insomnia. The study involved 51 people with both depression and insomnia; they were evaluated by an overnight sleep study. READ MORE>>
  • Living with OSA often involves a struggle with depression

    Mar 11 2008...
    Living with a sleep disorder can be a battle of the body and the mind. It is easy to become frustrated when you have trouble sleeping at night or staying awake during the day. For many people with obstructive sleep apnea, this frustration can turn into despair. Research shows that the risk of depression is high in people with sleep apnea. READ MORE>>