Good sleep helps kids become slimmer, healthier teens: Study suggests

Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years, a new study finds

Good sleep helps kids become slimmer, healthier teens: Study suggestsThe study included nearly 2,200 kids in 20 U.S. cities. One-third of them had consistent, age-appropriate bedtimes between ages 5 and 9, according to their mothers. Compared to that group, those who had no bedtime routine at age 9 got less sleep and had a higher body mass index (an estimate of body fat based […]

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic pain

A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. Also, sleep disturbances contribute to problems in the ability to process and cope with pain

Why poor sleep can lead to chronic painPeople who sleep poorly may be more likely to develop a chronic pain condition and have worse physical health, a study from the UK suggests. A general decline in both the quantity and quality of hours slept led to a two- to three-fold increase in pain problems over time, researchers found. “Sleep and pain problems […]

Can’t fall asleep? Making a to-do list before bedtime can help, says study

Researchers found that the participants who wrote to-do lists fell asleep an average of 9 minutes faster than those who wrote about already-accomplished tasks. The theory behind this is the mentally ‘offloading’ responsibilities before bedtime, which in turn frees the mind

Can’t fall asleep? Making a to-do list before bedtime can help, says studyIt sounds simple, but there’s evidence that it just might work. According to a small study published in the January issue of Journal of Experimental Psychology, participants who took 5 minutes to write out a to-do list before bed fell asleep more quickly than participants who wrote about tasks they had already completed. The key, […]

World Sleep Day: ‘Good sleep is a prerequisite for productivity, efficiency and healthy life’

Ahead of World Sleep Day (March 16), a Pan India survey shows Indians have a direct correlation between increasing salary and ease of falling asleep. The India Sleep and Wellness survey, commissioned by a private mattresses company, was conducted among working professionals above the age of 25 in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore

World Sleep Day: ‘Good sleep is a prerequisite for productivity, efficiency and healthy life’In the survey, it was found that over two thirds of the sound sleepers believed they are 100% productive at work; whereas more than half of those who reported getting insufficient sleep, believed they were only 75% (or less) productive. Interestingly, people below the age group of 30, sleep better compared to their older counterparts. […]