Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heart

This year, as world heart day celebrates the global community of Heart Heroes, Dr Ramakanta Panda, vice chairman of Asian Heart Institute and world-renowned heart surgeon reminds us of five everyday health promises that we need to keep to live longer, better and heart-healthy lives

Keep these 5 daily health promises for a healthy heartPromise yourself a sound sleep Make sleep a priority. Researchers believe that sleeping too little causes disruption in our biological clocks and thus adversely affects body functions, including increasing the risk of developing high blood pressure and inflammation in the body and can cause heart disease. The prescribed duration of sleep is nothing less than […]

How to deal with your worst nightmares, experts offer advice

People experiencing recurring nightmares face difficulty in sleeping again. By relaxing and actively coping with nightmares, one may be able to sleep with content, say experts

How to deal with your worst nightmares, experts offer adviceNightmares are very vivid and bad dreams that occur during the rapid eye movement (REM) phase of sleep. Although, it is very common in children, nightmares can happen to anyone, say doctors.  If the nightmares are persistent, psychotherapy and counselling can serve to be useful in addressing a person’s underlying emotional issues. Also listen to calm […]

Good sleep helps kids become slimmer, healthier teens

Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years, a new study finds

Good sleep helps kids become slimmer, healthier teensThe study included nearly 2,200 kids in 20 U.S. cities. One-third of them had consistent, age-appropriate bedtimes between ages 5 and 9, according to their mothers. Compared to that group, those who had no bedtime routine at age 9 got less sleep and had a higher body mass index (an estimate of body fat based […]

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 […]

Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in men, says study

People who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours, suggests a new study. Poor quality sleep increases the risk of atherosclerosis, plaque build-up in the arteries throughout the body,  according to the study

Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase risk of cardiovascular disease in men, says studySleeping less than six hours every night could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, said a study. The study focused on 4,000 people with no known history of heart disease. Their average age was 46, and two-thirds of participants were men. Participants wore an actigraph, a tool used to measure activity, for seven days to […]

Sleep loss greatly interferes with job performance

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 performanceA 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 […]

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 […]

Use of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes linked to poor sleep among smokers

Use of traditional cigarettes or e-cigarettes was linked with more sleep difficulties in a recent Journal of Sleep Research study

Use of both cigarettes and e-cigarettes linked to poor sleep among smokersThe study included 1,664 college students, 41% of whom reported ever trying or currently using e-cigarettes and 29% of whom reported ever trying or currently using traditional cigarettes. Across all groups, average sleep scores indicated poor sleep for most students. Similar to traditional cigarette smokers, e-cigarette users reported worse sleep than individuals who did not […]

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reason

There is growing evidence that the quality of a person's sleep is linked to the occurrence or severity of a number of psychological conditions, ranging from PTSD to depression. However, this study is the first significant one to explore whether a person's pattern of sleep can be used to predict whether he or she might be vulnerable to PTSD or develop PTSD following a traumatic event

Do you feel scared quite often? Your sleep quality might be the reasonThe quality of your sleep could play a role in how your brain responds to fear, which, in turn, could determine how likely you are to develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small, new study suggests. People in the study who got more “rapid eye movement” (REM) sleep had less activity in the areas […]
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