Sleep

How sleep loss damages your health

How sleep loss damages your health

Eating at night and craving junk food are unhealthy eating behaviors, and they may present a potential link between poor sleep and obesity. This is...
Sleep problems are influenced by our genes – but this doesn't mean they can't be fixed

Sleep problems are influenced by our genes – but this doesn’t mean they can’t...

Some people struggle greatly with sleeplessness, whereas others appear to be able to nod off effortlessly, regardless of the circumstances. Perhaps the most obvious explanation...
A low-salt diet still raises blood pressure if your body clock is broken

A low-salt diet still raises blood pressure if your body clock is broken

We know that a high-salt diet is a big risk factor for high blood pressure. Unfortunately, it is very easy to too much salt in...
Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Early birds are less prone to depression than night owls

Middle-to-older aged women who are naturally early to bed and early to rise are significantly less likely to develop depression, according to a new...
Both quantity and quality of sleep affect cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents

Both quantity and quality of sleep affect cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents

Sleep disturbance, as well as limited sleep duration, appears to increase cardiovascular risk A recent study finds that both the quantity and quality of sleep...
Why we struggle to get good night's sleep as we get older

Why we struggle to get good night’s sleep as we get older

New research has identified the way age impairs the ability of the circadian clock in mammals to re-set itself when exposed to light, resulting...
Can your religion influence your sleep quality?

Can your religion influence your sleep quality?

Can a person's religious practices impact their sleep quality? That's the focus of a new study in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The...
Night shifts- Gene expression cannot adapt to new sleep patterns

Night shifts: Gene expression cannot adapt to new sleep patterns

Have you ever considered that working night shifts may, in the long run, have an impact on your health? A team of researchers from...
Sleep too much or too little could harm your health

Sleep too much or too little could harm your health

Fewer than 6 and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with metabolic syndrome and its individual components, according to a...
Mom’s voice could help babies sleep better in the NICU

Mom’s voice could help babies sleep better in the NICU

Infants in the NICU were more likely to stay asleep during recordings of their mothers reading, finds new research. Babies who spend their first days...