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Sleeping Habits Can Have Effect On Alzheimer's Progression Later In Life

Another study linked changes in sleep pattern to the likelihood of developing Alzheimer's later in life. Researchers found that an individual's current sleeping habits can predict accumulation of tau and proteins in the brain.

Public Health June 19, 2019

Midday Naps Lead To Happy Children With Higher IQs, Improved Academic Performances

Children can benefit greatly from taking a break in the afternoon for a nap. A new study showed a link between regular midday naps and greater happiness, better behavior, and even higher IQ.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2019

Fixing Sleep Problems May Be As Simple As Limiting Screen Time For A Week

Screen time plays a big part in sleep quality and adolescent health. By cutting back on screen time, teenagers can significantly improve their sleep in just a single week.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 20, 2019

Researchers Go Deeper Into Reason Why People Forget Their Dreams After Waking

Dreaming is a regular part of sleep, but most of these dreams are forgotten. Scientists have answered why most dreams almost immediately disappear from the mind as soon as the sun comes up.

May 18, 2019

WHO Says Children Below 2 Should Not Have Sedentary Screen Time

WHO released a new guideline, saying that children under 2 should not have any screen time. The panel said childhood health is best achieved through physical activity and good sleep.

Public Health April 25, 2019

No, 5 Hours Of Sleep Is Not Enough For Adults: Researchers Identify Common Sleep Misconceptions That Make People Sick

A new study by New York University researchers highlights the different myths surrounding sleep. The team aims to set the record straight regarding many of these misconceptions.

Public Health April 17, 2019

Many People Hold Unfounded Beliefs Regarding Sleep, Says Study

Researchers found that many Americans believe in sleep myths that might be detrimental to one's overall health. In a new study, they identified these common myths about sleep in order to debunk them.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 16, 2019

Weekend 'Catch-Up' Sleep Not Effective, May Increase Waistline

Are 'catch-up' sleeps during the weekend effective for people who did not sleep enough during the week? A new study says it may not be a healthy habit.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2019

New Study Sheds Light On How Fruit Flies Live Without Sleeping

In new research, scientists provided proof that sleep is not as necessary for survival as previously believed. The study findings suggested that sleep may not be crucial to perform basic biological functions the way food does.

Animals February 23, 2019

Rocking Motion Helps Improve Sleep And Memory In Adults

In a study, people fell asleep faster and had deeper slumber when they were tucked into a gently swaying bed. They were also better at remembering words after a night on the rocking bed.

Public Health January 24, 2019

Less Than 6 Hours Of Sleep At Night Raises Your Risk For Heart Disease

Sleeping less than six hours at night may raise risk for atherosclerosis, which is linked to stroke and heart attack. Is it a good idea to drink alcohol to get longer and quality sleep?

Public Health January 14, 2019

Study Identifies Individuals With Increased Risk For Violent Sleep Disorder

People with REM sleep behavior may act out their dreams by yelling, punching, and kicking, sometimes to the point of becoming violent. Who are at risk of this dangerous sleeping disorder?

Neuroscience December 27, 2018

Sleeping Too Much Can Cause Heart Disease And Death, Says Study

Scientists warned that people who get too much sleep have a higher risk of experiencing a major cardiovascular event and dying. The recommended amount of sleep for adults is six to eight hours per night.

Public Health December 6, 2018

How To Improve The Quality Of Your Sleep After Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Savings Time ended in the United States and for most people, adjusting back to the Standard Time would be a challenge. Experts said that it would take the Circadian rhythm of the body to catch up to the new schedule.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 6, 2018

Risky Behavior In Teens May Be Caused By Lack Of Sleep

Researchers found a correlation between not getting enough sleep and the odds of risky behavior in a new study focused on teenagers. Adolescents need eight to 10 hours of sleep every night, according to experts.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 3, 2018

New Poll Shows Sleeping Problems Are Becoming More Common In Teens

A recent poll revealed that a significant number of teenagers are having trouble sleeping due to various reasons including social media use or school activities. Teens need nine hours of sleep every night, according to experts.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 24, 2018

Sleep Deprivation Kills Social Life By Triggering Feelings Of Loneliness And Isolation

Researchers have linked sleep deprivation with feelings of loneliness and isolation, as people without enough sleep avoid social interactions. Apparently, sleep deprivation has negative effects on a person's physical, mental, and social state.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 16, 2018

Sleeping For Too Long Is Bad For You: Here's How Many Hours We Should Sleep

New research revealed that people who sleep for more than 10 hours carry higher risk for premature death. With all the studies on sleeping, how many hours of sleep should people get every night?

Healthy Living/Wellness August 9, 2018

If You've Ever Felt Sleepy While Driving, It May Be Your Car's Fault

Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of fatal road accidents. According to researchers from Australia, the cars themselves may be to blame for making drivers feel sleepy while behind the wheel.

Public Health July 9, 2018

Bose Sleepbuds Will Help You Doze Off By Masking Noise: Is That Worth $250?

The Bose Sleepbuds will help wearers get better sleep through their noise-masking, not noise-canceling, capabilities. However, the wireless earbuds come with a fairly expensive price of $250, considering that they are not able to play music.

Gadgets June 21, 2018

People Who Are 'Early Risers' May Have Lower Risk Of Developing Depression

A team of researchers suggested that people who go to bed early have a lower risk of developing depression. The study stated that people who go to bed late or wake up late have a 6 percent higher risk of developing depression or a mood disorder.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 18, 2018

People Need At Least 8.5 Hours Of Sleep Because Of Social Media And Cellphones

According to a professor from Pennsylvania State University, people require at least 8.5 hours of sleep a day. The professor elaborated that people are processing too much information throughout the day, which requires more sleep at night.

Public Health June 15, 2018

Sleeping For Less Than 6 Hours Or More Than 10 Hours Could Lead To Heart Disease, New Study Finds

A new study shows that men and women who sleep less than six hours or more than ten hours daily were at a higher risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. The study was conducted by researchers from Seoul National University College of Medicine.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2018

Link Found Between Sleep Loss And Late Night Snacking, Junk Food Cravings, Obesity, Diabetes

Researchers have found a link between the unhealthy habits and the loss of sleep at night. Loss of sleep was linked with late night snacking, junk food cravings, obesity, and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 4, 2018

Sleeping In On Weekends May Help You Live Longer

Sleeping in on weekends may help you live longer, according to a new study. Getting nine hours of sleep during weekends will compensate for sleep deprivation during weekdays, preventing higher risk of death.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

Sleep-Deprived People Are 5 Times More Likely To Have Increased Lapses Of Attention

A new study found that lack of sleep could cause performance impairments and other cognitive problems. Researchers compared experimental data from participants who experienced less sleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 22, 2018

Can Cannabis Help People With Insomnia? Study To Investigate Effect Of Medicinal Cannabinoid On Sleep

Frequent lack of sleep can have detrimental consequences to health. Researchers in Australia will conduct a study that will probe the effects of medicinal cannabis on people with chronic insomnia.

Public Health April 30, 2018

Taking Vitamin B6 May Help You Remember Your Dreams

People who take 240 mg of vitamin B6 supplements before going to bed improved their ability to recall their dreams. What is the potential benefit of being able to recall dreams on a regular basis?

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

Study Finds Night Owls Are More At Risk Of Early Death: Other Problems Linked To Evening Persons

Definitive evening types tend to stay awake until the late hours of the night. What are some of the risks that these night owls are facing?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 13, 2018

Night Owls Beware: Late Risers Have Increased Risk Of Early Death

Night owls have a greater risk of dying earlier than the morning larks likely due to the health impacts of living in the morning lark world. Does it mean that evening type people are doomed?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2018

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Alzheimer's Disease: A Sleepless Night May Already Increase Risk

A new study proves the connection between sleep deprivation and the formation of one of the proteins in the brain that doctors use to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. The study shows that even just one sleepless night leads to higher risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2018

Poor Grades Linked To Class Schedules That Do Not Match Students' Biological Clocks

Students whose circadian rhythms are not in sync with their class schedules are more likely to have lower grades. Which students are most vulnerable to the effects of class-induced jet lags?

Feature | Health March 30, 2018

Study Reveals Why Good Night Sleep Becomes Elusive As We Get Older

Researchers who studied aging mice revealed why older people tend to find it difficult to fall asleep. Their findings showed a link between the aging process and how age impairs the body's circadian clock.

Public Health March 28, 2018

World Sleep Day: The Importance Of Sleep, The Damages Of Sleep Deprivation, And The Promise Of 'Heartfulness Meditation'

Today is World Sleep Day, a celebration of the importance of sleep. Here's why it has such a huge role in our lives, why sleep deprivation is dangerous, and how 'Heartfulness Meditation' could improve sleep quality.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Sleepiness During The Day May Be A Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

A new study confirmed the link between sleepiness during the day and the buildup of amyloid in the brain. The accumulation of amyloid is one of the first pre-clinical stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 13, 2018

Daylight Saving Time Is Bad For Your Health, Says Study

Daylight saving time is bad for your health, a study has found. The time change can cause symptoms of anxiety, depression, and heart attacks. Here's everything you need to know.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 10, 2018

How To Wake Up Early Every Morning

Are you a night owl? If so, you're probably wondering how people wake up early every morning. To help, we've created a guide on how to help night owls prevent from hitting the snooze button.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 2, 2018

Insomnia? Sleep Expert Shares Reasons Why You Can’t Fall Asleep At Night

Can't fall asleep at night? People with insomnia have a hard time falling asleep at night. A sleep expert shares reasons you can't fall asleep at night.

Neuroscience February 5, 2018

Poor Sleep Could Be An Early Warning Sign Of Alzheimer's Disease

Do you take daytime naps often or wake up frequently at night? A new study indicates that disturbances in a person’s sleep-wake cycle and internal body clocks may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 30, 2018

Feeling Sick? Here Are The Most Common Cold And Flu Symptoms

Feeling like you might be coming down with the common cold or flu? Here's a guide on how to tell the difference between common cold and flu symptoms.

Public Health January 29, 2018

Writing A To-Do List Before Bed Helps You Fall Asleep Faster: Study

Researchers found that writing a to-do list before bed can help you fall asleep faster. The act of writing things down seems to be the key ingredient in putting a pin on stress and worry.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 13, 2018

SIDS: CDC Says Sleep-Related Deaths Still Persist Among U.S. Babies

Despite government warning, a number of U.S. mothers still observe unsafe sleep practices. This resulted in thousands of sleep-related deaths each year among American babies.

Public Health January 10, 2018

Older People Become More Forgetful Because Their Brain Waves Get Out Of Sync: Study

A study found how people become forgetful as they grow older. It occurs because the changing sleep patterns cause the brain waves to get out of rhythm.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 20, 2017

Need For Sleep: Fruit Flies May Help Reveal Why Some Need More Sleep Than Others

How long do we really need to sleep to remain healthy? With the help of fruit flies, researchers saw the genetic differences between long and short sleepers and found little differences in their life spans.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 17, 2017

Light Pollution Is Spreading: Here's How This Will Affect Human Health

Using satellite data, researchers found that Earth gets brighter at night because of artificial lighting. What are some of the potential effects of light pollution on human health?

Earth/Environment November 26, 2017

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