Know why it is important to sleep at the same time each night

Sleeping is as significant as eating and breathing; studies have linked poor sleep patterns with varied health problems, from weight gain to a weakened immune system. It has been observed that inadequate and improper sleep has a very strong relationship with loss of productivity, hypertension, stress, and depression

Know why it is important to sleep at the same time each nightIf you are sleep deprives, your brain and body systems won’t function normally, dramatically lowering your quality of life. Therefore, it is essential that you follow a healthy sleep regime for a fit body and mind. Let’s understand the ideal time at which you should sleep and wake up, to ensure a healthier and better […]

Know why you feel sluggish in the afternoon

While some people are early birds and others are night owls, one thing many people have in common is a feeling of sluggishness in the afternoon. This is in large part due to your circadian rhythm, a roughly 24-hour "master clock" that regulates hormones in your brain -- including, most prominently, the ones that make you feel tired or awake

Know why you feel sluggish in the afternoonBut you don’t just experience a physical lack of energy. Your brain’s reward processing system also takes a hit, according to a study published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience by researchers at Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology. In the simplest terms, this system is responsible for helping you weigh potential risks vs. rewards, and arrive at a decision […]

Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories

Exercising in the morning rather than in the evening may be more beneficial to health, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California. The authors say their study supports previous research suggesting that the circadian rhythm is important in dictating how the body responds to physical activity

Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories“Circadian rhythms dominate everything we do. Previous studies from our lab have suggested that at least 50% of our metabolism is circadian, and 50% of the metabolites in our body oscillate based on the circadian cycle. It makes sense that exercise would be one of the things that’s impacted,” says senior author Paolo Sassone-Corsi. Whilst […]

Do sunglasses really help protect the eyes or are they harmful?

Sunglasses protect the eyes from extensive sun exposure but little amounts of sunlight can also be good to the eyesight. While wearing sunglasses can protect the eyes from UV radiation, wearing them all the time surprisingly causes more harm than doing good

Do sunglasses really help protect the eyes or are they harmful?According to Dr Joseph Michael Mercola, an alternative medicine proponent and osteopathic physician, he approaches this issue the same way he approaches optimization of Vitamin D. First of all, the number of evidence suggest that sun exposure can also be beneficial to the eyesight, however, intense UV light striking the eyes for longer time periods […]

Digital detox to recharge and reboot you

A digital detox is switching off electronic gadgets such as mobiles and smartphones, tablets, laptops, and computers for a certain period of time. This allows you to spend some screen-free time and enjoy whatever you are doing

Digital detox to recharge and reboot youFeeling anxious by just thinking about giving up your smartphone and missing out on social media updates for a day? It may not be as bad as you think – if you’re prepared. Dr Harish Shetty, consulting Psychiatrist at Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, explained, “Continuous use of smartphones and other gadgets can cause neck […]

Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trick

Try increasing your physical activity and walk 2,000 more steps every day to improve your quality of sleep, according to a new study

Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trickGetting the required eight hours of sleep is difficult to accomplish in this day and age with demanding lifestyles and high-pressure jobs. Usage of technology has also played a significant role in disturbing patterns of people, impacting physical and mental health. Ultimately, weakening the immune system. Not sleeping enough impairs functioning the next day by […]

Shift work tied to poor mental health, suggest researchers

People who work night shifts or varied schedules that disrupt their sleep may be more likely to develop depression than individuals with 9-to-5 jobs, a research review suggests

Shift work tied to poor mental health, suggest researchers  Researchers examined data from seven previously published studies of work schedules and mental health involving a total of 28,438 participants. Overall, shift workers were 28% more likely to experience mental health problems than people with consistent weekday work schedules. “We know that shift-work alters the circadian rhythm, that is our normal sleep-wake cycle which […]

Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals study

A new study suggests that bathing in warm water one to two hours before bedtime can help enhance sleep

Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals studyIt has been widely recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep every night. However, demanding lifestyles, work schedules and household responsibilities have been leading to sleep loss in many people. Sleep problems can significantly affect the daily lives of people. The way you rest at night could affect how you function during […]

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growth

Disrupting normal circadian rhythms promotes tumour growth and suppresses the effects of a tumour-fighting drug, according to a new study publishing April 30 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology

Circadian rhythm disruption could lead to tumour growthThe study was done by Yool Lee, Amita Sehgal, and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. The results provide mechanistic support for ‘chronotherapy,’ the delivery of cancer drugs timed to the endogenous circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythms regulate many aspects of physiology from the organismic to the subcellular levels. Disruption of circadian rhythms, whether through jet […]

Study finds: Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work out

Exercise can shift the human body clock, with the direction and amount of this effect depending on the time of day or night in which people exercise

Study finds: Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work outThat’s according to new research in published in The Journal of Physiology. These findings suggest exercise could counter the effects of jet lag, shift work, and other disruptions to the body’s internal clock (e.g. military deployments) helping individuals adjust to shifted schedules. The circadian ‘body’ clock is the 24 hour cycle that regulates many physiological […]
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