What are the perks and problems of being a night owl?

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

In the collective imagination, night owls are free, creative spirits. Yet studies have shown that people who are more active at night face greater health risks. Do night owls experience more benefits or risks due to their rhythms? This Spotlight feature tackles this and related questions. What health risks do…

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…

The health risks of being a night owl

On December 4, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. A recent review takes a fresh look at the impact of being a night owl. Most individuals fit one of two…

Prediabetes: Being a 'night owl' may lead to weight gain

On August 18, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research has revealed that having a preference for evening activities, going to bed late, and not getting enough sleep may lead to weight gain among people with prediabetes. A preference for late-night activities may cause people to gain weight. Prediabetes affects around 84 million people in the United States….

Being a 'night owl' could kill you, study finds

On April 14, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

I wake up at 5.15 a.m. each day to get to work on time, so going to bed at a reasonable hour is a must for me. According to new research, it’s also beneficial to my health; scientists found that “night owls” have a higher risk of early death. Researchers…