Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests study

A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ - people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits, could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress

Night owls’ health may benefit from ‘simple’ routine adjustments, suggests studyPeople who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. Research from earlier this year found that […]

Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trick

Try increasing your physical activity and walk 2,000 more steps every day to improve your quality of sleep, according to a new study

Do you need better sleep? Try this simple, yet effective trickGetting the required eight hours of sleep is difficult to accomplish in this day and age with demanding lifestyles and high-pressure jobs. Usage of technology has also played a significant role in disturbing patterns of people, impacting physical and mental health. Ultimately, weakening the immune system. Not sleeping enough impairs functioning the next day by […]

How lack of sleep harms circulation

Scientists have long been aware of the relationship between insufficient sleep and poor cardiovascular health. However, exactly how the lack of adequate sleep can harm circulation has remained unclear. A new study now uncovers some of the potential mechanisms

How lack of sleep harms circulationOne aspect of health that a person’s quality of sleep can influence is cardiovascular health. For example, research findings from the start of this year showed that sleeping for less than 6 hours per night rather than for 7–8 hours could increase a person’s risk of atherosclerosis, a condition in which plaque builds up inside […]

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women, finds study

Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density and higher odds of osteoporosis, researchers report

Short sleep may harm bone health in older women, finds studyNew research in postmenopausal women has found that those who slept for no longer than 5 hours per night were most likely to have a lower bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. A team from the University at Buffalo, New York, led the study of 11,084 postmenopausal women, all of whom were participants in the […]

Here’s what you need to know about sleep paralysis

Sleep researchers conclude that, in most cases, sleep paralysis is simply a sign that your body is not moving smoothly through the stages of sleep. Rarely is sleep paralysis linked to deep underlying psychiatric problems

Here’s what you need to know about sleep paralysis  Sleep paralysis is most likely to occur during adolescence. Episodes last from a few seconds to a few minutes. Stress, jet lag, sleep deprivation and panic disorder may trigger it. An inability to move or speak is an essential feature, and there may be hallucinations. It is not physically harmful and it can be […]

Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, reveals study

The recent study, which features in the European Respiratory Journal, analysed data on 20,000 adults with sleep apnoea. About 2% of the participants also had a diagnosis of cancer in their medical history. The data came from the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA), which has medical and visit records on adults registered at 33 centres across Europe

Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, reveals studySome studies have identified links between sleep apnoea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnoea. The international research team points out that while the findings do not prove that sleep apnoea causes cancer, there appears to be a clear link in females. “It’s […]

Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?

To sleep or to snooze? You probably know the answer, but you don’t prefer it. Most of us probably use the snooze function on our alarm clocks at some point in our lives

Does hitting the snooze button really help you feel better?Just a few more minutes under the covers, a time to gather our thoughts, right? While such snoozing might seem harmless, it may not be. For starters, it is important to understand why we are using the snooze button in the first place. For some, it’s a habit that started early on. But for many, […]

Why do we forget our dreams? Study new sheds light

One morning you opened your eyes, confused and thinking about a very good or bad dream but you can’t recall it detail by detail. You just know it happened and it felt good or really scary

Why do we forget our dreams? Study new sheds lightNow, a research team from the U.S. and Japan have a potential answer to the widely asked question of why people forget dreams. New research in mice identifies a group of neurons that helps reveal why and how the brain forgets dreams. When we sleep, our brains go through four stages. The initial three are […]

Finding it difficult to sleep? Going nude might help you fall asleep quicker

Sleeping naked might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to improving your health, but there are some benefits that might be too good to ignore. Since sleeping naked is pretty easy to try yourself, it might be time to strip down and get your snooze on. For your health, that is. As it turns out, there are many benefits of sleeping naked. You may have heard of some of these, but others might surprise you

Finding it difficult to sleep? Going nude might help you fall asleep quickerMany people wear pyjamas, large tees and underwear, or another type of comfortable attire in bed. However, there may be a number of health benefits associated with sleeping naked. In this article, we take a look at some of the potential health benefits of sleeping with nothing on. We also cover some tips for sleeping […]

Suicide and self-harm risk nearly triple in people with restless leg syndrome

Restless legs syndrome was associated with a nearly tripled risk of suicide and self-harm in a new study led by Penn State researchers

Suicide and self-harm risk nearly triple in people with restless leg syndromeUsing Big Data, the researchers found that people with restless legs syndrome (RLS) had a 2.7- fold higher risk of suicide or self-harm, even when the researchers controlled for such conditions as depression, insomnia, diabetes and others. The study was published on August 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open. […]
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