Mark Frauenfelder, writing at Boing Boing:
A recent study of sleep loss and depression found that one night of total sleep deprivation generally worsens mood and emotional regulation in healthy individuals, but induces a temporary lift in spirits for some individuals with depression.
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The findings were remarkable: lack of sleep escalated negative mood among the healthy subjects, but eased depressive symptoms in 43% of the patients with depression.
Presented without comment. 😐
Here’s a link to the study itself. Let me know if any copies fall off the back of any trucks, because i don’t have access to PNAS.