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Does Sleep Deprivation Trigger Postpartum OCD?

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) may emerge during the postpartum period, either as the first onset of illness or as a recurrence of preexisting OCD. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V) does not recognize postpartum OCD as a distinct diagnostic entity. In contrast, other psychiatric disorders (i.e., major depressive disorder, bipolar… Read More »

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 »