Measuring brain waves during sleep could lead to better depression treatments

A team at the University of Basel discovered a connection between antidepressants and REM sleep.

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  • Researchers at the University of Basel measured the efficacy of antidepressants by measuring brain waves during REM sleep.
  • Antidepressants take weeks to begin working, and over 50 percent of users don't find success with the first prescription.
  • This research could offer a powerful new diagnostic tool for psychiatrists and doctors.
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The rhythm of the night: How music can help insomnia

Insomnia is the product of mental or emotional pressure.

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Even in sleep, we partake in the becoming of the world," to utter the echo in Czesław Miłosz's poem "A Magic Mountain."
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Harvard study suggests avoiding TV and daytime naps to avoid depression

The goal of this large-scale study was to provide actionable information on how to avoid depression or decrease depressive symptoms.

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  • Depression is a very common mental disorder, with more than 264 million people struggling with this issue worldwide. According to WHO, depression is a leading cause of disability.
  • Depression results from a complex interaction of social, psychological, and biological factors.
  • A new large-scale Harvard Medical School study suggests daytime napping and frequent television-watching may be negatively contributing to depression.
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Get better sleep each night by binging content on Restflix

Restflix has over 20 personalized channels for optimal sleep.

  • 40 percent of Americans receive less than seven hours of sleep every night.
  • Sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on your physiology, creating problems ranging from dementia to obesity.
  • A good night's sleep has positive benefits for your mental and physical health, including increased focus and reduced anxiety.
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How can you actively boost your low libido?

There are several things both men and women can do to actively boost low libido, according to research.

  • Low libido, or sudden changes in your sex drive, can be overwhelming and cause embarrassment or shame, but this is a common problem that could have many different solutions.
  • According to research, managing your anxiety/stress levels, maintaining a healthy diet and proper sleeping habits, and cutting down on things such as alcohol or smoking can all boost your libido.
  • Low libido can have many causes (physical, emotional, medical, etc). If you find you are struggling with this and are not able to find a solution, consider consulting a doctor and/or sex therapist to discuss your concerns.
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