Top 4 reasons why you’re not sleeping through the night

Unhealthy habits and underlying conditions contribute to interrupted sleep

Top 4 reasons why you’re not sleeping through the nightThe world looks sunny after a great night’s rest. But it’s a different story when sleep is frequently interrupted. A lack of Zs makes it harder to think and easier to become irritated and anxious. In the long term, inadequate sleep increases your risk for obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and even premature […]

Sleep loss greatly interferes with job performance, reveals study

Losing just 16 minutes of sleep could be the difference between a clear-headed day at the office or one filled with distractions

Sleep loss greatly interferes with job performance, reveals studyA new study published in the Sleep Health (Journal of the National Sleep Foundation) finds shorting your sleep routine during the work-week greatly interferes with job performance. University of South Florida researchers found workers are more likely to have poor judgement and fall off-task the next day. Lead author Soomi Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor in […]

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women

Young women are more likely to experience sleep disruption in the days leading up to their menstrual period, according to a new study that will be presented Saturday at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women“Sleep is more disrupted in the several days directly prior to menses in young healthy women,” said Anne E. Kim, a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. “Increased sleep disruption was found in the late luteal phase, which corresponds with the days directly […]

Exercising in the morning is the best time to burn calories, reveals study

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, reveals study“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 […]

New study debunks 3 common sleep myths, here’s what you need to know

New research dispels some common sleep myths that prevent people from getting adequate rest and that may lead to health problems in the long run

New study debunks 3 common sleep myths, here’s what you need to knowResearchers have linked insufficient sleep with a range of health problems. These include obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and mental health issues. Several widespread misconceptions about what constitutes good sleep hygiene could contribute significantly to the sleep deprivation crisis, suggests new research. Rebecca Robbins, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Population Health at New York […]

Lack of sleep makes it harder for the body to lose weight

Sleep deprivation has long been linked to an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese, and inadequate sleep has been linked to difficulties with weight loss

Lack of sleep makes it harder for the body to lose weightEven when cutting calories helps people lose weight, they may have a harder time getting rid of excess body fat if they don’t get enough sleep, a small experiment suggests. Over eight weeks, researchers asked 15 overweight and obese adults to focus only on cutting calories and another 21 participants to both cut calories and […]

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

A study conducted by junior resident doctor Oshin Thomas, working with the ENT department at Government Medical College (GMC), has revealed that most resident doctors are sleep deprived and suffer from daytime sleepiness

Did you know? Around 71% resident doctors are sleep deprivedDr 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 […]

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new study

Researchers found that the people with who slept at least 6 hours at the start of the study were 1.5 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease or stroke than the people who did not have a history of heart disease

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new studyFor people who are at risk for heart disease and diabetes, getting enough sleep may be especially important: Snoozing for less than 6 hours per night may increase their risk of premature death as sleep deprivation cause heart attack risk, a new study finds. People in the study who had a high body mass index […]

Scientists reveal why sleep is the best painkiller that nature can provide

A lack of sleep impairs the brain's natural mechanisms for relieving pain, finds the new study, which draws attention to potential links between the public health crises of sleep deprivation, chronic pain, and prescription opioid addiction

Scientists reveal why sleep is the best painkiller that nature can provideNew research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. The effects of sleep deprivation on the brain are numerous, from inducing an inebriation-like state of cognitive impairment to hindering our ability to learn and form new memories. New research highlights another neurological […]

Most migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, as it can trigger severe headaches

Alcoholic beverages, especially red wine, are recognised by patients with migraine as a trigger, which has a significant impact on alcohol consumption behaviours, according to a new study

Most migraine sufferers avoid alcohol, as it can trigger severe headachesA migraine is a headache accompanied by a severe throbbing or pulsing sensation on one side of the head.  Some individuals also experience aura such as flashes of light or wavy vision. People often report feeling nauseous and sensitive to light and sound during a migraine attack.  Both the frequency and severity of the migraines […]
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