Why sleep deprivation affects each of us differently

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

Losing sleep in favor of some good holiday fun a few times each year is nothing to worry about, but chronic sleep deprivation can have adverse health effects. Some of us are affected more than others, however, and new research helps us understand why. For some of us, it may…

What time we eat affects our biological clock, study finds

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

The human body works around the clock. Our biological functions follow 24-hour cycles, or circadian rhythms, which are physiological and mental changes that are driven by our internal biological clocks. New research explains how we can reset one of these body clocks. Having meals at timed intervals could help to…

Circadian rhythm gene affects malignant breast cancer's spread

On September 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep cycle interruptions may affect breast cancer formation and metastasis. Expression of a gene in the circadian rhythm pathway, Arntl2, has a significant effect on whether certain breast cancers will metastasize into additional tumors, reports Kent Hunter of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland and…

Lighting color affects sleep and wakefulness

On June 9, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Green light promotes sleep while blue light delays it, find Oxford researchers. A research team from Oxford University have shown how different colours of light could affect our ability to sleep. The researchers, led by Dr Stuart Peirson from Oxford’s Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute…

Intensive training affects the sleep, performance and mood of athletes – but more carbs may help

On December 12, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting enough sleep is an essential part of any athlete’s training programme, but a study in the Journal of Sports Sciences reveals intensive bouts of exercise can make it hard to get 40 winks. Suspecting that intense exercise can lead to sleep disturbance, scientists from Loughborough University studied the…

Sleep deprivation affects stem cells, reducing transplant efficiency, study finds

Drowsy mice make poor stem cell donors, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. A sleep deficit of just four hours affects by as much as 50 percent the ability of stem cells of the blood and immune system to migrate to…