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Are You a Restless Sleeper?

  • August 29, 2011
  • 5:01 pm

Danger #3: Suicide

The finding: People who typically wake up more than three times in the middle of the night are 5 times more likely to die of suicide than those who sleep until morning.

The reason: This was perhaps the most surprising finding in the study, and the researchers haven’t nailed down a definitive link between taking your own life and too little sleep. One likely reason is that a lack of shut-eye is possibly linked to depression, the scientists say. However, it’s not clear if the blues are keeping people awake at night or vice versa.

One thing is clear, however: A lack of sleep can ruin just about all areas of your health and life. But logging in 8 hours a night is easier said than done; there are plenty of things that stand against you and a good night’s sleep. Read 14 Barriers to Deep Sleep to overcome them all.

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12:33AM PST on Mar 10, 2013

Men only?

3:10PM PST on Mar 9, 2013

I have been having interupted sleep lately. I usually sleep solidly through the night. I don't know what has changed. I am waking up several times a night now, with little memory of doing so. Only a fleeting vague sense that I have and an overwhelming tiredness during the day.

9:06AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

Thanks.

11:29PM PDT on Oct 6, 2011

What about study on women?

I have arthritis & fibromyalgia and it is difficult for me to get into a comfortable position for sleep.
I move around a lot because I have pain and am constantly repositioning myself.
Therefore my sleep is usually light and interupted, leaving me tired during the day and pushing myself around to get things accomplished.
The changes in seasons are the worst time, like right now with fall upon us.

1:13PM PDT on Sep 29, 2011

thanks for sharing!!

2:38AM PDT on Sep 15, 2011

Great Article!!!! Thanks for sharing:)

10:43AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Was this study based solely on male patients?? Sleeplessness affects both genders to the best of my knowledge. Sometimes, worrying about not sleeping well gets buried deep in the sub-conscious, and voila, insomnia. Focus should be more on how to get a good nights sleep than all the bad things that sleeplessness can bring. A troubled or cluttered mind needs to calm down - there are ways to do this, nothing magical, just plain common sense.

9:03PM PDT on Sep 6, 2011

great article, thanks! :)

10:49AM PDT on Sep 4, 2011

thank you

4:12PM PDT on Sep 3, 2011

great, i'm going to die.

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