Getting insufficient sleep at night may raise the risk of intrusive unpleasant thoughts that fuel anxiety and depression, says a Binghamton University study.

Participants looked at emotionally charged pictures while researchers tracked how long they paid attention to the images. Those who got less uninterrupted sleep dwelled longer on negative images than those who got more sleep.

Source: Consumer Reports on Health April 2018 Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental psychiatry, Oct. 19, 2017

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