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How sleep can boost your body's immune response

On February 14, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers have demonstrated the importance of good-quality sleep time and time again, showing that a solid night’s rest can contribute to many aspects of physical and mental well-being. One new study has explained how sleep contributes to the proper functioning of the immune system. New research shows how sleep boosts…

Humans can learn new foreign words while asleep

On February 6, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Recent research reveals for the first time that people can learn new information while they are asleep. Learning can also occur during sleep, new research shows. Scientists already know that sleep consolidates learning of new information that we acquire during wakefulness. Now, researchers at the University of Bern in Switzerland…

Sleep apnea may stop you from forming life memories

On February 5, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea may impair a person’s ability to form meaningful memories about their personal life. Such dysfunction may, in turn, be a sign of depression, caution the researchers. New research finds that sleep apnea impairs a person’s ability to form autobiographical memories. Obstructive sleep apnea…

How to soothe a baby crying in their sleep

On January 31, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

When a baby begins crying in their sleep, caregivers may worry that something is wrong. However, in most cases, for babies, crying while asleep is a phase rather than a sign of a serious problem. For many caregivers, sleep-related issues are among the biggest challenges during the baby and toddler…

Why sleep is the best painkiller

On January 29, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

New research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. Sleep may be key for relieving chronic pain, a new study suggests. One in 3 adults in the United States, or 35 percent of the adult population, do…

Which foods can help you sleep?

On January 26, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Sleep affects every aspect of health. Fortunately, some foods and drinks contain compounds that help control parts of the sleep cycle, meaning that they may help a person both fall and stay asleep. Sleep quality and duration can affect a wide array of conditions, including: However, getting enough sleep can…

Why being rocked will help you sleep better

On January 25, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research published in the journal Current Biology finds that slow, repetitive movement improves sleep quality — and implicitly memory consolidation — by modulating brain wave activity. New research helps explain why sleeping in a hammock feels so good. As many as 1 in 3 adults in the United States…

Our guide to the Mediterranean diet

On January 19, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Many doctors and dietitians recommend a Mediterranean diet to prevent disease and keep people healthy for longer. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and it includes less dairy and meat than a typical Western diet. In this article, we explain what the Mediterranean diet is and provide…

Insomnia breakthrough: Scientists identify 5 types

On January 17, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

There are five types of insomnia, each with its own distinct features, according to a recent study. New research concludes that insomnia may vary by personality type, among other factors. Scientists at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience studied thousands of people who had voluntarily signed up to an online sleep…

A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Can the duration and quality of your sleep affect your cardiovascular health? A new study suggests there is a connection between how much sleep you get each night — and how well you sleep — and the risk of cardiovascular problems. Are you getting enough sleep, and could this be…