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Children’s sleep and mental health are interrelated

Scientists have found a clear correlation between sleep problems and psychiatric problems in children.

Blind people have four times more nightmares than sighted people

New study provides insight into what blind people dream about and why we have nightmares.

Bringing your computer to bed can wreck your next day at work

A new thesis from Roskilde University shows that reading work-related emails in bed disturbs your work the day after.

Absent-minded lullabying does not put your baby to sleep

The good news is that you needn't be a great singer.

Sleep-deprived teens more likely to be depressed

Lots of young Norwegians fail to get their recommended dose of shuteye. Adolescents with sleep problems are five times as likely to suffer depression as peers who sleep well.

Local languange self-therapy on the internet can help deal with insomnia

A psychologist says her countrymen need Norwegian language self-help programmes on the web to deal with insomnia.

High excess mortality among kids with sleep apnoea

A study of 3,000 children with obstructive sleep apnoea reveals that these kids are 6.5 times more likely to die prematurely than other children.

Why parents drift off while kids watch TV

A sleep researcher says it’s not all your fault. Biology is to blame.

Sleep disturbance slips under the radar

As many as 40 percent of patients in the Norwegian mental health care system are likely to experience insomnia, but their sleep problems can be overlooked.

Sleep problems cost billions

Insomnia and sleep apnoea are turning us into major health service consumers, causing us to be less productive at work, and may even lead to serious accidents.