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“Latest treatment for mental illness: Better sleep”

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This May 31, 2015 article on the Philly.com website talks about research that points to better sleep as a potentially good treatment for mental illness.

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“Reducing Work-Family Conflict May Improve Sleep”

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This January 26, 2015 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a program that aims to reduce work-family conflicts  that is showing promise in helping to increase the amount of sleep participants get which in turn seems to be helping improve work and home performance.

Blnguyen sleep

Blnguyen sleep (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Employees Benefit From Natural Light, Study Finds”

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This August 15, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study that seems to show that workers who are exposed to natural light or a comparable artificial light source seem to do better with regards to having a regular sleep pattern and overall having better quality of mental health than those who were working in windowless work places with artificial light that was less comparable to real sunlight.  They feel more research is needed into this, but at this time are suggesting that architects find ways to include natural light in their designs not just to aid in keeping lighting costs down, but to also potentially improve the mental health of those who will be spending time in the building when it is completed.

“Check Up: Unbroken ICU sleep lessens delirium”

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This April 6, 2014 “The Inquirer” article on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study where an order was given to allow patients in ICU 4.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep and the results seemed to indicate that even that short amount of time spent in uninterrupted sleep was able to decrease the number of days patients suffered from delirium and in many cases decreased their length of stay.

This image shows a Intensive Care Unit.

This image shows a Intensive Care Unit. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“Body clock may be to blame when tots fight sleep”

English: A little girl leaning against a sofa.

English: A little girl leaning against a sofa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This December 30, 2013 article on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study that looks at why toddlers fight sleep despite being tired.¬† In the study the measured melatonin levels in toddlers in addition to having their parents keep diaries about the child’s activities and sleep patterns.

“Lifestyle changes that can treat mild depression”

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A-bike walking (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This July 22, 2013 article found on the Phillyburbs website talks about small changes that can make a big difference in one’s mental health

“Study: Poor Sleep Results in Problems for Kids”

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This July 21, 2013 article found on the Business 2 Community website talks about poor sleep and its effect on kids citing a recent study involving preschoolers.

 

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