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A small study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine suggests that waking up several times during the night may be worse for your mood the next day than sleeping less than usual. Researchers found that the group whose sleep was interrupted had a 31 percent reduction in positive mood the following day, when compared with a group that was forced to go to bed later, but experienced no interruptions. The group that went to bed later showed a 12 percent decline in positive feelings over a group that experienced normal sleep for the three nights. Authors of the study believe the findings are applicable to the ten percent of the population who suffer from insomnia. Lead author Patrick Finan said, “Many individuals with insomnia achieve sleep in fits and starts throughout the night, and they don’t have the experience of restorative sleep.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Interrupted sleep worse for mood than shortened sleep, study finds,

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/10/30/interrupted-sleep-worse-for-mood-than-shortened-sleep-study-finds.html, Accessed October 30, 2015.

Psalm 4:8 (HCSB) “I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, LORD, make me live in safety.”

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