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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 disorders. […]

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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 conductor was […]

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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 of […]

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