More than eight hours of sleep can increase heart disease and death risk

Scientific study reveals a 47% higher risk of heart disease and strokes. The new study involved more than 3.3 million people from around the world. It was led by the universities of Keele, Manchester, Leeds and East Anglia. Scientists said excessive sleep should be considered a ‘marker’ of poor health. One explanation could be getting too much sleep means too little exercise

More than eight hours of sleep can increase heart disease and death riskThe study also showed that sleeping for ten hours is associated with a 30% increased risk of dying, compared with sleeping for seven hours. As reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association, lead author Chung Shing Kwok and colleagues studied the link between self-reported sleep duration and quality, cardiovascular outcomes and mortality across […]

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

 Getting no sleep, let alone an hour too little, throws your body’s regular processes for a loop, jostling the delicate balance of hormones out of whack and signalling to your brain that something is definitely wrong. A number of things happen when you pull an all-nighter, and not one of them is good

How does the body cope with a night of no sleep, the answer is: not wellWho 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 — […]

Explained: What does sleep sex mean?

Sexsomnia often causes self-touching or sexual motions, but it can also cause an individual to seek sexual intimacy with others unknowingly. Sexsomnia may also occur at the same time as other parasomnia activities, such as sleepwalking or talking

Explained: What does sleep sex mean?Sexsomnia or sleep sex occurs when an individual engages in sexual acts while asleep. Most available research has found that sexsomnia episodes occur mostly during non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM), the dreamless, deepest stage of the sleep cycle. Sexual dreams are not considered a type of sexsomnia because they do not involve physical actions or behaviours aside from […]

Sleep problems in pregnant women linked to preterm birth

Women with insomnia or other sleep problems have an increased risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study suggests

Sleep problems in pregnant women linked to preterm birthThe observational study, in Obstetrics and Gynecology, included 2,172 women with a sleep disorder who gave birth between 2007 and 2012 to single children after 22 to 44 weeks of gestation. They were matched with the same number of women with the identical ethnic, health and behavioral characteristics, but who did not have a sleep […]

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  

Be sure to talk to your doctor if you experience loud snoring, especially snoring that's punctuated by periods of silence. With obstructive sleep apnoea, snoring usually is loudest when you sleep on your back, and it quiets when you turn on your side

Sleep apnoea an emerging threat, warn Pune docs  Pune doctors state that ‘Obstructive Sleep Apnoea’ (OSA) is a potentially serious condition, and doctors have underlined that a lack of awareness about the same is a major hindrance in tackling it. It is the most common type of sleep apnoea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway. It causes […]