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Sleep Disturbance

Stubborn Bedfellows, Sleep and Mental Health

By |November 26th, 2011|

We published an article in the Fall 2011 issue of Rehab Matters.

We posted it below:

From bipolar disorder to schizophrenia–touching both the young and old, rich and poor, weak and strong—mental illnesses are as serious as they are prevalent. The stats are staggering: In Canada one in four suffer from mental health disorders. Moreover, the World Health Organization has reported that four of the ten leading causes of disability in developed countries are mental [...]

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Does every one of our cells have its own clock?

By |October 3rd, 2011|

Ed Yong just posted a fascinating piece describing the importance of our clocks, better yet, our circadian rhythms. In it he shares some research on transplanting arteries from a mouse with a deficient body clock into a normal animal with astounding results:
When he transplanted the arteries from a mouse with a deficient body clock into a normal animal, they developed arteriosclerosis, a disease where the blood vessels thicken and stiffen. Even though the [...]

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Sleep 2010 Roundup: Research, Blogs & News

By |December 29th, 2010|

People who have experienced an accident, trauma, brain injury, illness or loss often complain of disrupted sleep. Sleep disruption impacts all areas of life: cognitive, emotional and physical. Family, social, vocational and rehabilitation commitments are also negatively affected by poor sleep. Disrupted sleep is a risk factor for developing secondary illnesses and difficulties. It is critically important to understand how sleep disruption can be assessed and treated.

Below you will see a review [...]

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