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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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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