Why do people feel tired after eating?

On October 19, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Many people feel sleepy after eating. This can be a natural result of digestion patterns and sleep cycles. Some types of foods and the timing of meals can also make people feel especially tired after a meal. A decrease in energy levels after eating is called postprandial somnolence. Researchers have…

Quiet rest after learning helps us to remember the fine details

On May 6, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Most of us know that without sleep, we are unable to create new memories. But is simply resting — without falling into the dreamy state — for only 10 minutes after learning something enough for us to memorize it in fine detail? Recent research suggests so. Struggling to remember the…

Sleep disorders may predict heart events after angioplasty

On June 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

People who have had procedures to open blocked heart arteries after acute coronary syndrome (ACS) may have a higher risk of death, heart failure, heart attack and stroke if they have sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, compared to those who don’t. The presence of sleep disorders in ACS…

Caffeine has little to no benefit after 3 nights of sleep restriction

On June 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New study shows caffeine is not sufficient to prevent performance decline long term. A new study found that after restricting sleep to 5 hours per night, caffeine use no longer improved alertness or performance after three nights. Results show that relative to placebo, caffeine significantly…

Sleep problems may last up to 18 months after TBI

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

Sleep problems may persist for up to 18 months after a traumatic brain injury, suggests a new study published in the journal Neurology. People with TBI were more likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness, the new study found. Additionally, the study suggests that many people who experience a…

Enhancing sleep after brain injury reduces brain damage and cognitive decline in rats

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

Enhancing sleep after a head injury may help prevent some damage to brain cells, according to a study in rats published in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers at University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland found that enhancing the slow-wave cycle of sleep after head trauma minimized damage to axons –…

Driving after night shift tied to higher risk of near-crash events

On December 30, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Night-shift workers who drive home after a night’s work may be at higher risk of crashing due to drowsy driving, according to a small study that evaluated the daytime driving performance of night-shift workers. The researchers said even veteran night-shift workers who drove after working all night exhibited reactions similar…

Study shows that teens lose sleep after change to daylight saving time

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

Study is first to measure negative effects of daylight saving time using objective measurements of sleep duration and vigilance in high school students A new study shows that high school students lose sleep on school nights following the change to daylight saving time that occurs in March. The loss…