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People with narcolepsy may be more creative because of how they sleep

Narcolepsy seems to be associated with creativityagsandrew/Getty By Jessica Hamzelou Living at the border between wakefulness and a dream world may do wonders for your creativity. People with narcolepsy are excessively sleepy during the day and can often drift off. Isabelle Arnulf, who treats narcolepsy at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, noticed that her patients seemed… Read More »

Prostate cancer warning: This sleep habit could double your risk of deadly condition

Prostate cancer could be linked to difficulty sleeping, according to a new study. Experts from the Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology analysed more than 80,000 patients – half of which had been diagnosed with a sleep disorder between 2000 and 2010. The night-time ailments included insomnia, excessive tiredness, nightmares, sleepwalking, sleep apnoea and… Read More »

Improving Sleep May Relieve Depressive Symptoms in Menopausal Women

Peri- and post-menopausal women frequently complain of insomnia or poor sleep quality. Sleep disturbance is often attributed to nocturnal hot flashes; however, a study from researchers at Wayne State University School of Medicine suggests that a sizeable proportion of menopausal women may have a primary sleep disorder.  Clinically we see that sleep disruption, especially when… Read More »

World Cup star Jonny Wilkinson tells how aromatherapy solved his sleep problems

For years, Jonny Wilkinson and sleep made uncomfortable ­bedfellows. The intense focus and obsessive drive which made him such a superstar on the rugby field also left him thinking that rest was “wasted” time and a sign of weakness. During the most challenging period of his life, unless he used sleeping tablets the World Cup… Read More »