Tag: Sleep deprivation

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Sleep Deprivation May Disrupt Brain Cells And Change How We See The World

Not having enough sleep affects brain cell functions, resulting to poorer visual perception and delayed reaction times. The way a person sees the world changes drastically when the brain cells fire poorly.

Neuroscience November 7, 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

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

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

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

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

Sleep Deprivation May Cause Brain To Eat Itself: Study

Research finds that sleep deprivation is even more dangerous than originally thought. Chronic lack of sleep stimulates cell activity that causes irreversible damage to the brain.

Neuroscience May 27, 2017

Climate Change Can Cause Sleep Problems: Here's How

Results of a new study show that increasing temperatures due to climate change lead to insufficient sleep. Certain members of the population are more susceptible to the warmer nights, and it could only get worse.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 26, 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

Are You Sleep Deprived? Living With Children Could Be The Reason: Study

Women tend to be sleep deprived if they have children in the house per a new research. By comparison, the sleep of men is not affected by the presence of kids.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2017

Later School Start Times Could Help Improve Teen Health, Grades, Says Study

Research from Canada suggests that schools starting later in the morning could help children perform better. The study also underlined that most of the teenagers don't sleep as many hours per night as they should.

Public Health January 27, 2017

Are You A Morning Person? Here’s How To Simplify Your Morning Routine To Boost Productivity

A recent study reveals that morning people should avoid working late at night. In attention associated tasks, morning people may show quick response time, but they tend to make lot of errors compared with evening people.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2016

Recovering From Traumatic Brain Injury And Related Sleep Problems Occur Hand In Hand: Study

Researchers in Canada have discovered that another factor may be very important in the recovery process of people suffering from traumatic brain injuries – sleep. Their study shows a very clear connection between a patient's sleep cycles and the recovery of brain functions.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 25, 2016

Early Risers Can Never Be Night Owls: Researchers Discover Why Morning People Should Not Work At Night

Researchers find out the science of how night owls can perform admirably even when faced with sleep deprivation.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 23, 2016

Losing Just 2 Hours Of Sleep Nearly Doubles Crash Risk For Drivers: Study

The rate of crash increases with decrease in sleeping hours of the driver, reports AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Drivers who sleep four to five hours a day are twice likely to end up in accidents, noted the report.

Public Health December 6, 2016

Lack Of Sleep Can Lead To Weight Gain: Here's How, According To A New Study

Lack of sleep could increase the amount of food taken in, reports a recent study. Long hours of vigil increase the time available for food consumption and lead to weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 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

Are You Sleep-Deprived? Caffeine Is Not Enough To Boost Your Mental Performance

A caffeine fix has long been the crutch for the sleep-deprived. However, new research suggests that drinking coffee may not be enough to boost a person's mental performance after multiple days of insufficient sleep.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2016

Start School Later To Reduce Rates Of Sleep-Deprived Teens, Doctors Agree

Let the young ones sleep. The American Medical Association backs recommendations that classes in middle and high school should not start earlier than 8:30 a.m. to reduce sleep deprivation among teenagers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 17, 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

It's OK To Let Babies Cry Themselves To Sleep: Study

Let them cry it out. A new study suggests that letting babies cry themselves to sleep might be a good sleep training method that will not cause long-term emotional problems for both babies and parents.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2016

Long-term Sleep Deprivation Negatively Affects Cholesterol Metabolism, Contributes To Heart Disease

Sleep deprivation over a course of time can negatively impact cholesterol metabolism and can lead to the development of killer health diseases, reveals a new study from the University of Helsinki.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016

Graveyard Shift Negatively Affects Performance Of Women More Than Men

Women may be more affected by late night shifts than men, a new study has revealed. This can in turn affect their work performance.

Life April 21, 2016

Trouble Sleeping? Neural Pathways Control How We Fall Asleep And Wake Up

Key findings on how we fall asleep and wake up have been revealed in this new study. This pivotal information could greatly contribute toward treatments for sleep-deprived conditions such as insomnia and jet lag.

Life April 21, 2016

#SleepRevolution Campus Tour To Spark National Conversation About Importance Of Sleep

Sleep is a vital component of overall health, yet most college students fail to have adequate amounts of it. The Sleep Revolution College Tour is set to spark a national conversation about the importance of sleep and the hazards of sleep deprivation.

Life April 11, 2016

Teens Who Lack Sleep Likely To Engage In Risky Behavior, Sustain Injuries

High school students who do not get enough sleep are likely to engage in risky behaviors such as drinking and driving. Researchers said this puts sleep-deprived teens at increased risk for injuries.

Life April 8, 2016

Brits Miss An Hour Of Sleep Every Night: Study

On average, one hour of sleep is lost among Britons each night. Equivalent to an entire night's sleep in a week, this could lead to a variety of health problems.

Life April 2, 2016

Gene Explains Link Between Lack Of Sleep And Increased Appetite

There may be a link connecting sleep deprivation and increased appetite. By using fruit flies, researchers have found a gene that modulates sleep in response to metabolic changes.

Life March 28, 2016

Study May Help Young Cancer Survivors Sleep Better

Sleep is crucial to the health of young children. Young cancer survivors are faced with disrupted sleep and a team of researchers aim to conduct a study that can hopefully help these kids.

Life March 17, 2016

Six Hours Of Sleep At Night As Dangerous To Health As No Sleeping At All

Here's another reason to get sufficient shut-eye tonight: Six hours of sleep is just as bad for the health as no sleep at all. A new study found that sleep-deprived people normally cope with the condition through denial.

Life March 13, 2016

Daylight Saving Time 2016 Starts Sunday: How DST Affects Your Health

Many Americans have grown accustomed to resetting their clocks during daylight saving time, but some continue to struggle to let their internal clock adjust to the time change. Here are a few tips on how you can keep your regular sleeping habits despite the start of the DST shift.

Life March 12, 2016

Light Pollution Can Mess Up Your Sleep

If you can't sleep at night, your the lights on your street may be at fault. A study found that the light pollution in urban areas messes up sleeping patterns and contributes to sleep disturbances.

Life March 4, 2016

Getting A Good Night's Sleep May Help Improve Memory

Getting enough hours of sleep has several benefits such as improved memory. A new study in the United Kingdom explains how sleep fills the brain with important information.

Life February 22, 2016

Getting Enough Sleep? One-Third Of American Adults Don’t: CDC

Lack of sleep is experienced by a lot of people across the globe. A new report says that one-third of Americans are not getting enough sleep.

Life February 19, 2016

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