Emma Linscott

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Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

Phones need 'bed mode' to protect sleep

<b>Smartphones, tablets and e-readers should have an automatic "bedtime mode" that stops them disrupting people's sleep, says a leading doctor.</b><p>Prof Paul Gringras argued the setting should filter out the blue light that delays the body clock and keeps people awake later into the evening.<p>The doctor, …


Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy Eating

Pulling an All-Nighter Is Worse Than Six Months of Unhealthy EatingUNITED STATES - CIRCA 1960s: Man in bed, in tranquil sleep. (Photo by H. Armstrong …


Optimize Your Bedroom for Better Sleep

See how a few simple tweaks could turn your bedroom into an oasis of restful sleep and sweet dreams.<p>Did you know that your bedroom can affect your quality of rest? From temperature to light and more, scientific studies and sleep researchers have found that our environments have real and measurable …