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Time change leads to sleep disruption for many

Time change leads to sleep disruption for many

November 2, 2012

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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Resetting sleep clock could decrease depressive symptoms

Resetting sleep clock could decrease depressive symptoms

June 7, 2012

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

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Conroy elected AASM Insomnia section chair

Conroy elected AASM Insomnia section chair

April 19, 2012

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

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Novick named inaugural Jenkins award recipient

Novick named inaugural Jenkins award recipient

April 3, 2012

Danielle M. Novick, Ph.D., a U-M psychiatry research fellow, is the recipient of the first Phil

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Sleep questions answered

Sleep questions answered

February 24, 2011

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 . . . .

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Alcohol’s disruptive effects on sleep may be more pronounced among women

Alcohol’s disruptive effects on sleep may be more pronounced among women

February 17, 2011

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

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Sleep problems may up suicide risk, U-M researcher finds

Sleep problems may up suicide risk, U-M researcher finds

April 3, 2009

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

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