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Lucid Dreaming: Study Reveals Effective Techniques To Control Your Dreams

A new research has revealed three effective techniques that could help people increase their chances of experiencing 'lucid dreams'. The research shows a '17 percent success rate' for those who managed to combine all three techniques.

Neuroscience October 27, 2017

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Major Health Problems: You Need To Sleep 7 Hours Every Night, Or Else

Sleep scientist Matthew Walker linked sleep deprivation to major health problems such as cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease. He recommends people to sleep at least seven hours every night to avoid the heightened risk of suffering from these issues.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 25, 2017

Jellyfish Prove That You Don't Need A Brain To Sleep: So What?

Three CalTech graduate students proved through research that even brainless jellyfish also need to sleep. They discovered that a genus of jellyfish known as the Cassiopea displayed sleep-like behavior similar to humans at night.

Animals September 22, 2017

Sleep Deprivation May Reduce Symptoms Of Depression: Study

A meta-analysis suggests that partial sleep deprivation may help people who suffer from depression. Antidepressants are currently the popular treatment for people suffering from depressive symptoms.

Public Health September 20, 2017

Sleeping With Your Dog Can Give Better Night Rest: Mayo Study

Pet owners are still divided on the topic of letting their dogs sleep in the bedroom. Mayo Clinic found that letting them sleep in the bedroom is actually fine, but evidently only to a certain extent.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 9, 2017

Later School Start Time, Longer Sleep For Teens May Save US $9 Billion Per Year

Giving teenagers more time to sleep by delaying school start time to 8:30 a.m will benefit the economy, a new study shows. Here's how more snooze time may lead to billions in U.S. savings.

Public Health September 5, 2017

Lack Of REM Sleep Linked To Higher Dementia Risk: Signs You Do Not Get Enough Sleep

People who lack REM sleep are likely to develop some form of dementia. Here are some of the signs that can indicate a person lacks enough sleep at night.

Neuroscience August 26, 2017

Poor Night Sleep May Increase Alzheimer's Risk: How To Get Better Sleep According To Scientists

Poor quality sleep can lead to buildup of amyloid and tau, compounds linked to Alzheimer's disease. Experts and studies, however, offer hints that may help people with sleep problems such as insomnia.

Public Health July 11, 2017

Sense Of Purpose In Life Could Help You Get Better Sleep: Study

A new study shows that having a purpose in life can help one sleep better at night. Here's how purpose translates to less insomnia, less sleep disturbances, and a good night's sleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2017

Sleep Problems Tied To Increased Risk Of Alzheimer's Disease

Poor sleep quality, morning drowsiness, and other sleep problems may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study revealed. Researchers detected several hallmarks of Alzheimer’s in healthy elderly.

Neuroscience July 6, 2017

Netflix Or Sleep: The American Academy Of Sleep Medicine Says You can Have Both, Here's How

Netflix is awesome, but, despite what we may wish, sleep is still a necessary part of life. Luckily, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine has some advice to help you meet your entertainment and sleep needs.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 9, 2017

Want Your Baby To Sleep Longer? Make The Infant Sleep In Their Own Room

A new study recommended that parents do not share their beds with babies. The researchers advised parents to stop sharing the bed after the baby was six months to reduce the infant’s poor sleep.

Public Health June 7, 2017

Sleep Disorder Could Be An Early Warning Sign Of Parkinson's Disease And Dementia

People who act out their dreams are likely to develop Parkinson's disease and Lewy bodies dementia. More than 80 percent of those with REM sleep behavior disorder develop neurodegenerative diseases.

Public Health May 30, 2017

Got Insomnia? Here's A Safe Way To Get Sleep Without Taking Sleeping Pills

Sleeping pills can be hazardous for some people who suffer from insomnia. Experts said there is a cheaper and safer alternative to taking medications for sleeplessness and even apnea.

Public Health May 29, 2017

Lack Of Sleep Can Cause Brain To Cannibalize Itself: Here Are Signs That You Are Sleep Deprived

Sleep deprivation may cause brain cells to eat some of the brain's synapses, which can have damaging effects. What are some signs that can indicate a person does not get sufficient rest at night?

Public Health May 29, 2017

Gym Offers Nap Class Where You Can Just Sleep And Still Burn Calories

A gym in the UK offers the best of both worlds for tired people who want to lose weight. Napercise lets people have uninterrupted sleep in a calorie-burning environment.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 28, 2017

How To Achieve Healthy, Glowing Skin Naturally, According To Science

Get that glowing skin the natural way. Follow these easy and practical skincare tips, which are all backed by science and experts swear by.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2017

‘Night Owl’ Gene Detected By Scientists: Here’s Why Your Circadian Rhythm Matters

The circadian rhythm dictates your sleep cycle and regulates hormone activity responsible for most physiological processes. Studies have shown the circadian clock, which can be altered by the ‘night owl’ gene, also influences how the body responds to medication.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2017

The ‘Night Owl’ Gene: This Is Why Some People Wake Up And Stay Up Late

Know more about this ‘night owl’ gene mutation, how insufficient sleep affects your health, and how much sleep you really need daily.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 7, 2017

Wild African Elephants Are Shortest Sleepers Among Land Mammals

A new study finds that wild African elephants sleep an average of two hours a day, the currently known shortest sleep time among land mammals. Find out other discoveries on animal sleep when the team made use of Fitbit-type trackers.

Animals March 2, 2017

More Than 9 Hours Of Sleep Could Indicate Alzheimer's Disease: Here Are Other Warning Signs Of Dementia

Prolonged sleeping could indicate chemical changes in the brain that occur with the development of dementia. Besides longer sleep, here are other warning signs that may hint at an increased risk for the neurological condition.

Neuroscience February 26, 2017

The Secret To The Snooze Button: How To Wake Up Early And Why It Is Good For You

Rising early has a lot of benefits, although it can be an arduous task for some. Check out these effective tips on how to wake up early, according to studies.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Is Prolonged Sleep An Early Warning Sign Of Dementia?

A new study has found that seniors taking over nine hours of sleep each night may be facing a higher risk of dementia in later years. Are new long-sleepers actually getting set up for the disease?

Neuroscience February 23, 2017

Sleepy Teens 4.5 Times More Likely To Commit Criminal Offenses As Adults

A study has found that teenage boys who feel drowsy in the afternoon tend to be antisocial. They also have higher odds of committing crime by the time they become adults.

Public Health February 23, 2017

Sleep Actually Makes The Brain 'Forget,' Form New Memories

Two new studies have found that people sleep to forget certain things learned every day to pave the way for new memories every waking day. They appear to provide direct evidence of the so-called synaptic homeostasis hypothesis.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 3, 2017

Here’s Why You Get Sick When You Don’t Sleep Enough

A new study by researchers at the UW Medicine Sleep Center has shown that reduced sleep is a health hazard and results in a depressed immune response involving the circulation of white blood cells.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2017

New Jersey Giving Parents Free Baby Boxes To Lower Infant Mortality Rate

New Jersey is now the first U.S. state to launch a universal baby box program. How can the program help reduce infant mortality rate?

Public Health January 27, 2017

Teeth Grinding: What Is Bruxism And Why Is It Harmful To Health?

Teeth grinding or bruxism shouldn’t be taken lightly. It damages not only your teeth and gums, but it comes with painful side effects as well if not treated at an early stage.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

Hour-long Naps Good For Older Adults: Afternoon Naps Improve Thinking, Memory, Says Study

Napping has long been shown to have benefits. For older adults specifically, taking hour-long naps in the afternoon aids in improving thinking and memory, say researchers.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 9, 2017

Nearly Half Of Deployed US Soldiers Drink 1 Energy Drink Per Day: Why This Is Bad For Military Performance

Many U.S. soldiers see energy drinks as a mission essential. Excess consumption though poses health risks that can impair performance in the military setting.

Public Health December 31, 2016

Device Use During Bedtime Doubles Risks Of Poor Sleep In Children

Device use has been shown earlier to lead to sleeping problems. Now, researchers are saying using smartphones or tablets in bed specifically doubles risks of poor sleep in children.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 1, 2016

Napflix Is The Streaming Service Meant To Bore Users To Sleep

Napflix is the streaming service that brings slow TV to users filled with the most boring content to help them fall asleep.

Internet October 25, 2016

US Cities Reconsider LED Streetlights After AMA Warning

Cities in the United States are likely to reevaluate their use of high-intensity LED lights after a warning in June linked the bulbs to several health conditions. Others, however, are not convinced of the light's negative effects.

Public Health September 26, 2016

Long Naps During The Day Could Be Warning Sign For Type 2 Diabetes

Napping for an hour or more during the day was linked to a 45 percent increased risk for type 2 diabetes. What does prolonged sleep tell about a person's lifestyle?

Public Health September 15, 2016

Why Do Some Women Suffer Sleep Difficulty? It Has To Do With Being A Woman, Says Study

Women suffer through more sleep problems than men and it’s not entirely clear why. Researchers, however, are saying the reason has to do with a woman’s biology.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 13, 2016

This Wearable Allows Users To Experience Lucid Dreams Just Like In ‘Inception’

The iBand+ is the wearable headband and pillow speaker set that allows the user to experience lucid dreams and take control of them just like in the movie ‘Inception.’

Wearable Tech September 12, 2016

FaceCradle Is The Must-Have Pillow For Sleeping On An Airplane

FaceCradle is the travel pillow that has four different modes to let users find comfortable sleeping positions when on a long flight. The project is being funded via Kickstarter.

Gadgets September 7, 2016

Mouse Study Finds Brain Circuit That Plays Key Role In Sleep-Wake Cycle And Reward System

A mice study identified a brain circuit involved in the sleep-wake cycle and reward system. The findings could lead to new treatments for sleep problems such as insomnia and those associated with neurological disorders.

Neuroscience September 6, 2016

CPAP Machines Do Not Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Risks In Sleep Apnea Sufferers

Using CPAP machines may not reduce risk of cardiovascular events such as stroke and heart attack in sleep apnea sufferers. The therapy, however, still offers some benefits for those with the sleeping disorder.

Medicine August 29, 2016

Viruses Are Most Dangerous During The Morning, Study Finds

Rejoice late-risers, you can now quote science as an excuse for sleeping in: human bodies are more susceptible to viruses in the morning.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2016

Study Says Parents Are Still Making These Major Mistakes When It Comes To Babies' Sleep Safety

A new study found that parents are placing babies in unsafe sleeping environments by having them sleep in cribs with potentially harmful bedding and accessories, as well as not placing them on their backs.

Public Health August 15, 2016

Frigate Birds Can Sleep While Flying Mid-Air

Many birds can soar through the skies for weeks without stopping, prompting scientists to wonder whether these animals sleep at all. Now, a new study has revealed that birds can indeed sleep while flying mid-air.

Animals August 5, 2016

Preschoolers Who Sleep Late May End Up As Obese Teens

Children who sleep late at night are likely to grow up as obese teens. What time should preschoolers go to sleep to reduce the likelihood of weight problems later in life?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 15, 2016

Too Much Or Too Little Sleep May Increase Diabetes Risk In Men

Men who get too much or too little sleep are at higher risk of developing diabetes, new research suggests. This, however, does not apply to women, experts said.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2016

Sleep Loss Increases Heart Disease Risk For Shift Workers

Another reason you should get a decent amount of sleep: a new study suggests sleep loss and delayed bedtimes may increase your risk for heart disease. The risk is stronger for shift workers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016

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