For people with insomnia, the extra hour provided by the end of Daylight Savings Time usually does not translate into an additional hour of quality sleep. Instead, the time change (both in fall and spring) often further disrupts circadian rhythms (which play a major role in regulating sleep) for people already struggling with sleep problems. Roseanne
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Individuals with depression often experience disrupted sleep patterns. A technique called “chronotherapy” involves manipulating irregular sleep patterns in an effort to improve psychiatric symptoms. A recent study by Depression Center member Michael Casher, M.D., clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, found that chronotherapy produced significant reductions in depression and improved symptoms and sleep patterns in individuals
Deirdre Conroy, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, has been elected to serve a one-year term as chair of the Insomnia Section of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Membership Sections Committee. Each section reflects one of the main classifications of sleep disorders as defined in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, 2nd Edition. The eight
Danielle M. Novick, Ph.D., a U-M psychiatry research fellow, is the recipient of the first Phil F. Jenkins Award, an award established through the Depression Center to spur creative advances in the treatment or self-management of depression by empowering students and faculty to bring original ideas to life. Dr. Novick’s project will identify ways that
Psychiatry faculty were featured in a WJRT-TV series on sleep and health and answered many common questions about sleep, including the phenomenon some call “momsomnia.” http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/story?section=news/health&id=7973500 . . . .
Researchers have known for decades that alcohol can initially deepen sleep during the early part of the night but then disrupt sleep during the latter part of the night; this is called a “rebound effect.” A new study of the influence of gender and family history of alcoholism on sleep has found that intoxication can
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Adults who suffer chronic sleep problems may face an increased risk of suicidal behaviour, new research indicates. In a study presented on April 1 at the World Psychiatric Association international congress “Treatments in Psychiatry,” scientists found that the more types of sleep disturbances people had, the more likely they were to