​New Study Uncovers Link Between Sleep and Depression

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In a progressive new study, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, researchers focused on the predictive role of insomnia and its relationship to depression by researching a general population sample, consisting of 1,741 people of the Penn State Adult Cohort, and then followed up on 1,137 adults without depression after a period of 7.5 years.

At the start of the research, participants received a full medical evaluation, as well as a Multiphasic Minnesota Personality inventory – a psychological tool used to evaluate personality traits and psychopathology. In addition to a 1-night polysomnogram that recorded their brain waves, oxygen blood levels, heart rate, breathing and eye and leg movements.

The remarkable results showed an incidence of depression in a surprising 15 percent of the participants, and researchers discovered a significant association with incident depression and poor sleep or insomnia – which was rated highest in participants with insomnia who slept for short periods of time. This result was also found to be completely isolated from the Multiphasic Minnesota Personality Inventory Ego Strength scores used to calculate coping skills.

When asked about these findings, the study authors said “The persistence of insomnia and worsening of poor sleep into insomnia significantly increased the odds of incident depression, whereas their full remission did not. Insomnia with short sleep duration is associated with incident depression independent of poor coping resources, whereas the association of insomnia with normal sleep duration with incident depression was mediated by poor coping resources. Persistent and worsening of poor sleep or insomnia, but not their full remission, are significant predictors of incident depression. These data suggest that there is a significant relationship between the severity of insomnia and incident depression.”

A representative for Biomazing Remedies, Jane Harmon, said “It’s no surprise that a link between poor or inadequate sleep and mental health exists, but it is our hope that this new evidence may provide another method of treatment for people facing these conditions. With a new idea of what can be causing the dramatic rise in mental health problems among Americans, anything we can learn about the disease to help remedy the problem should be considered a step in the right direction.”

Those interested in learning more should visit http://www.biomazingremedies.com/sleep-and-depression.

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