Just one night of poor sleep can make you gain weight and lose muscle mass

One sleepless night may be enough to make your body start storing extra fat and breaking down muscle, research suggests. This helps to explain why people with insomnia and shift workers with disrupted sleep patterns are particularly prone to obesity and type 2 diabetes, says Jonathan Cedernaes at Uppsala University in Sweden. He and his […]

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Did you know? Around 71% resident doctors are sleep deprived

Dr Oshin Thomas was recently awarded gold medal for her presentation of research during annual conference of the Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnoea. She has conducted a survey on resident doctors at GMC in Amritsar, Punjab and results are startling. The results revealed: 43 per cent of resident doctors are poor sleepers. 24 […]

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#WorldSleepDay: How sleep deprivation make us eat more

UK scientists analysed 11 earlier studies looking at the effects of sleep deprivation on calorie intake. Several of the studies involved comparing people who willingly got 3.5 to 5.5 hours of sleep a night to those who slept anywhere from 7 to 12 hours. Despite being awake longer, these fitful sleepers didn’t expend significantly more […]

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Lack of sleep can lead to increase in risky behaviours in teenagers

Adolescents require 8-10 hours of sleep at night for optimal health, according to sleep experts, yet more than 70 per cent of high school students get less than that. In a new study, researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital examined a national data sample of risk-taking behaviours and sleep duration self-reported by high school students […]

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Sleep may impact college grades more than drinking or drugs, reveal study

Each night of the week that college students have sleep problems was associated with a 0.02-point drop in their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and 10 per cent higher odds that they would drop a course. “Someone who is routinely well rested has a 0.14 GPA advantage over someone perpetually sleepy,” said study co-author J. […]

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

Researchers say sleep deprivation is ‘like drinking too much’ for the brain

Lately, many studies have focused on how sleep affects the ways in which our bodies function, and especially on how it impacts the brain. Studies recently covered by Medical News Today have suggested that how much — and how well — we sleep may be key in visual learning, memory consolidation, and necessary unlearning. New […]

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How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not well

Who among us has not pulled an all-nighter, the practise which is generally seen among college students or working professionals, wherein, people will generally be up all night either studying or working very hard to complete a certain given task or assignment before a nearing deadline. All-nighters mark the full surrender to academic demands — […]

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