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 […]

Eating fish once a week can improve your kids IQ

Children who eat at least one portion of fish a week sleep better and are more intelligent, a study suggests. They were more alert during the day, snoozed longer at night and scored almost five points higher in IQ tests

Eating fish once a week can improve your kids IQResearchers found that children aged 9–11 years who ate fish at least once weekly had higher IQ test scores and better sleep quality, compared with children who consumed fish less frequently. Study co-author Jianghong Liu, of the School of Nursing at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in State College, and colleagues recently reported their findings […]

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 […]

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 […]

Study reveals that babies may sleep longer in their own rooms

The findings counter the latest guidance from the paediatrics group, which recommends that parents share a room – but not a bed – with their infants for at least six months and preferably until they reach their first birthday. The guidelines are meant to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, which may occur while an infant is sleeping

Study reveals that babies may sleep longer in their own roomsThe sooner babies get their own rooms, the longer they’ll sleep on average, according to a new study that breaks with the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Analysing surveys from 230 first-time mothers at Penn State, Dr Ian Paul, a paediatrician, found that babies slept for longer stretches if they didn’t sleep in […]

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 […]

Insomnia symptoms linked to increased risk of stroke, heart attack

People who have trouble sleeping may be more likely to have a stroke, heart attack or other cerebrovascular or cardiovascular diseases, according to a study published in the November 6, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology

Insomnia symptoms linked to increased risk of stroke, heart attackThe study involved 487,200 people in China with an average age of 51. Participants had no history of stroke or heart disease at the beginning of the study. “These results suggest that if we can target people who are having trouble sleeping with behavioural therapies, it’s possible that we could reduce the number of cases […]

Just one night of poor sleep can make you gain weight and lose muscle mass

People who don’t get enough sleep have a harder time resisting high-calorie foods, more cravings for unhealthy meals, and difficulty controlling their impulses. Lack of sleep causes hormonal changes that make it harder for your body to build muscle and heal

Just one night of poor sleep can make you gain weight and lose muscle massOne sleepless night may be enough to make your body start storing extra fat and breaking down muscle, research suggests. This helps to explain why people with insomnia and shift workers with disrupted sleep patterns are particularly prone to obesity and type 2 diabetes, says Jonathan Cedernaes at Uppsala University in Sweden. He and his […]

Why snoring can be harmful to your health

Snoring may disrupt your sleep, or that of your partner. Even if it’s not bothering you too much, it’s not a condition to ignore. In fact, snoring may be a sign of a serious health condition

Why snoring can be harmful to your healthIf you snore, you’re not alone. It happens when air flows through your throat when you breathe in your sleep. This causes the relaxed tissues in your throat to vibrate and cause harsh, irritating snoring sound. It can also cause obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways), obesity and sleep deprivation. Moreover, children who are obese tend to […]

Treadmill exercise can help ease period pain, finds study

A treadmill exercise regime can reduce period pain and improve long-term quality of life, according to a new study published in the journal Contemporary Clinical Trials

Treadmill exercise can help ease period pain, finds studyResearchers conducted a trial over a seven-month period to see how treadmill exercise benefited women suffering from primary dysmenorrhea, commonly known as period pain. Women aged between 18 and 43 were asked to take part in a supervised aerobic training regime three times a week for four weeks, beginning the day after the end of […]
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