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Insomnia: Certain types of brain cell explain genetic risk

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

New research in the journal Nature Genetics identifies individual types of brain cell and brain areas that are involved in insomnia, offering new treatment targets for this condition. New research helps explain why some people struggle to sleep. Insomnia affects about a third of people living in the United States…

17 reasons for always feeling hungry

On February 24, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Hunger is the body’s way of telling a person that it needs food. After eating enough food, hunger usually temporarily goes away. Sometimes, however, a person may feel as though they are hungry all the time. They may find that they do not feel full after eating, or that the…

Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

On February 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. OSA increases hypertension risk. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes sporadic airflow blockages during sleep. All of the different types of sleep apnea, OSA is the…

What to know about panic attacks at night

On February 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A panic attack is a sudden, intense onset of distress or fear. These feelings heighten for around 10 minutes until starting to fade. Panic attacks can occur at any time of the day or night. People may experience a panic attack without warning. Others may have frequent, unexpected attacks. Those…

How exercise can counter the effects of jet lag

On February 22, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

New research in The Journal of Physiology suggests that exercising at certain times of the day can alter the circadian rhythms, potentially offering a new therapy for jet lag and shift work. Jet lag can lead to insomnia and fatigue, but exercise may help alleviate such disruptions to a person’s…

Why sleep is good for your arteries

On February 21, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Fresh evidence suggests that sleep regulates a mechanism that can help to protect arteries from hardening. The finding reinforces the notion that good-quality sleep is important for cardiovascular health. Sleep is integral to good health, and a new study delves into how it keeps our cardiovascular system healthy. Scientists from…

Night owls may experience 'jet lag' on a daily basis

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

Are you one of those people who goes to bed late and wakes up equally late? If so, you may be relieved to know a study has confirmed that this is your natural rhythm. However, in today’s working world, this may have serious effects, due to how your brain is…

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…