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 […]

Lens replacement because of cataracts may improve sleep in seniors, finds study

Seniors who get new lenses implanted during cataract surgery may not only see better but also experience better sleep, suggests a new study of how light entering the eye regulates the body’s internal clock

Lens replacement because of cataracts may improve sleep in seniors, finds studyIn the small laboratory study, researchers determined that people with new lenses spent more time in deep sleep and performed better on tests of cognition than healthy age-matched individuals, according to the results published in JAMA Ophthalmology. “The main take-home message is that cataract lens replacement may be associated with improved circadian rhythms, better cognitive […]

Explained: How your body functions over a 24-hour period

This article aims to explain different states body undergoes and optimal times to do everyday activities from morning, afternoon and evening

Explained: How your body functions over a 24-hour periodA 24-hour period is very taxing on the human body. From day to night, our body is constantly going through changes that affect basic functions like sleep, hunger, and even sex drive. In Asap Science’s video, “This Is Your Body over 24 Hours,” creators Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown explain the different states the body […]

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 […]

How and why does ageing affect our sleep pattern?

The quality of your sleep is bound to decline to some degree as you age. Here’s what you should know about it, including tips to ward off insomnia

How and why does ageing affect our sleep pattern?Aside from the grey hair and wrinkles, it is also normal for our sleep patterns to change as we grow older. Most of the time, older adults find that they have a hard time falling asleep. It is also common to experience more disturbances, you may find yourself rising up way too early or waking […]

Five health boosting benefits of bananas

Bananas are a tasty snack, loaded with a variety of nutrients. Bananas are also among the good sources of prebiotics which makes it beneficial for the good bacteria in your gut

Five health boosting benefits of bananasWhile we always hear about the yellow-coloured fruit being an excellent source of potassium, there are many more health benefits it can offer Better digestion Approximately 70 percent of the fibre found in a banana is insoluble, the kind which does not dissolve in liquid. In short, this type of fibre helps food move quickly […]

Do’s and don’ts for a good night’s sleep

Sleep is one of the most significant of human behaviours, occupying roughly one third of human life. It makes you feel better, the next morning but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing dark circles. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart

Do’s and don’ts for a good night’s sleepSleep and well-being go hand in hand, and getting a good night’s sleep is just as important to your overall health as eating well and exercising regularly. When you sleep your body gets to work by healing damaged cells, boosting your immune system, recovering from the day’s activities and prepares your heart and cardiovascular system […]

Night time light exposure may raise risk of breast cancer, says study

The findings revealed that women who had higher average night time light levels before being diagnosed with breast cancer had a greater risk of developing breast cancer later on. The link between outdoor light at night and breast cancer was only present among premenopausal women and those who were current or former smokers

Night time light exposure may raise risk of breast cancer, says studyAs artificial lights continue to line city streets across the country, scientists are studying how light pollution affects the world around us. The abundance of bright bulbs has been linked to health problems among not only wildlife, but humans, too. Now, a new study has linked outdoor light and breast cancer. In the study, published […]

Scientists identify a gene that may be keeping people up at night

Researchers at the Rockefeller University have uncovered a genetic mutation that may explain why a common form of insomnia called delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD), which is at least partly heritable sometimes and tends to run in families

Scientists identify a gene that may be keeping people up at nightSome people, no matter what they do, simply cannot fall asleep until the wee hours—and do not feel rested unless they get up much later than most of us. These night owls may have a common form of insomnia called delayed sleep phase disorder (DSPD), which studies have suggested is at least partly heritable. Now […]