#WorldHeartDay: Having a daytime nap twice a week can help lower risk of heart attack, stroke

A daytime nap taken once or twice a week may lower the risk of having a heart attack/stroke, finds research published online in the journal Heart. But no such association emerged for either greater frequency or duration of naps

#WorldHeartDay: Having a daytime nap twice a week can help lower risk of heart attack, strokeThe impact of napping on heart health has been hotly contested. Many of the published studies on the topic have failed to consider napping frequency, or focused purely on cardiovascular disease deaths, or compared regular nappers with those not opting for a mini siesta, say the researchers. In a bid to try and address these […]

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Feeling sleepy during the day could be a warning symptom of Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota published a study today in which they say they have linked sleep disruption to a key biomarker for Alzheimer’s. The researchers say disturbed sleep may allow amyloid proteins to accumulate in the brain, a process that can eventually lead to the disease

#WorldAlzheimersDay: Feeling sleepy during the day could be a warning symptom of Alzheimer’sResearchers know that a condition as complicated as Alzheimer’s can’t be traced to a single or simple cause. Genetic factors contribute to the degenerative brain disorder that robs people of their memory, and biological process related to aging play a role as well. But in recent years, scientists have uncovered some behaviour that may also […]

Daytime sleepiness found to be a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease

A recent study has reported that older adults who frequently report feeling sleepy during the day are three times more likely to develop beta-amyloid deposits in later life

Daytime sleepiness found to be a potential risk factor for Alzheimer’s diseaseBeta-amyloid is a protein which is characteristically seen Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings are important because they suggest that helping people to get a good night’s sleep could prevent AD. Previous research has already shown that AD risk could be reduced by modifying diet, exercise and cognitive activity. However, sleep has not so far been […]

Alert: Know how to prevent drowsy driving

Drowsy driving occurs when a person who is operating a motor vehicle is too tired to remain alert. As a result the driver may have slow reaction times, reduced vigilance and impaired thinking. In the worst case the driver may fall asleep behind the wheel

Alert: Know how to prevent drowsy drivingHere’s another reason to aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night: Drowsy driving—getting behind the wheel when you’re very sleepy—is now considered reckless driving in some U.S. states, punishable by fine or even jail. Drowsiness impairs reaction time, attention, and judgment, and a drowsy driver may even doze at the wheel for a few […]