Loneliness may harm sleep quality for young adults

On May 21, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Money worries, stress, and drinking too much coffee – these are just some of the factors that can cause us to have a bad night’s sleep. Now, a new study suggests that, for young adults, loneliness can be added to the list. Loneliness may hamper sleep quality for young adults….

'Pink noise' boosts deep sleep, memory for older adults

On April 30, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

As we age, our quality of sleep declines. Researchers believe that this may contribute to later-life memory loss. New research, however, suggests that there may be a simple solution to this problem: “pink noise.” Researchers say that pink noise may help to improve deep sleep quality and memory for older…

Poor sleep habits increase weight gain for adults with genetic obesity risk

On March 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Certain genes are associated with weight gain, making some people more susceptible to obesity. New research finds that for these individuals, abnormal sleep patterns can exacerbate the problem. Poor sleep habits may lead to weight gain for adults with a high genetic obesity risk. The study found that…

Tired teens 4.5 times more likely to commit crimes as adults

On February 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. Now, research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of York, in the United Kingdom, shows that those same teens are 4.5 times more likely to commit violent…

Insomnia increases asthma risk in adults

On February 2, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Asthma affects millions of people in the United States – both adults and children alike. New research suggests that insomnia may be a risk factor for developing asthma in adulthood. New research suggests that chronic insomnia can lead to asthma. According to the most recent estimates…

Hour-long naps may boost mental ability for older adults

On January 9, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study brings some good news for older adults who enjoy an afternoon nap, after finding that a 1-hour siesta may improve memory and thinking skills. Researchers suggest that an afternoon nap of around 1 hour may boost cognitive functioning in older adults. Study co-author Junxin Li,…

Losing weight with a high-protein diet can help adults sleep better

On March 28, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Overweight and obese adults who are losing weight with a high-protein diet are more likely to sleep better, according to new research from Purdue University. “Most research looks at the effects of sleep on diet and weight control, and our research flipped that question to ask what are…

1 in 3 adults don't get enough sleep

On February 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

More than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to a new study in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. This is the first study to document estimates of self-reported healthy sleep duration (7…

Adderall misuse rising among young adults

On February 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

While the number of prescriptions for the stimulant Adderall has remained unchanged among young adults, misuse and emergency room visits related to the drug have risen dramatically in this group, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. Anecdotal evidence had suggested the most severe problem…

Twin study suggests genetic factors contribute to insomnia in adults

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study of twins suggests that insomnia in adults is partially explained by genetic factors, and this heritability is higher in females than in males. Results show that the genetic influences on insomnia symptoms in adults were substantial and largely stable over time while differing significantly by…