Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments

People who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. A few…

Why a regular bedtime may benefit your heart and metabolism

On September 24, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research — which is now published in the journal Scientific Reports — examines and highlights the importance of regular bedtimes for optimal heart and metabolic health. Going to bed at the same time each night may keep both your heart and metabolism healthy. The cardiometabolic health risks linked to…

How can our health benefit from colder temperatures?

On December 1, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Winter’s here now, temperatures are dropping, and chances are that it’ll get even colder. All that most of us want to do is cozy up indoors with a mug of hot tea and a heartwarming movie, but do cold temperatures bring us any health benefits? If so, what are they?…

Sleep apnea treatment improves wellbeing, no cardiovascular benefit

On September 3, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease but does significantly improve their quality of life and mood. Researchers…

SAVE – Sleep apnea treatment: No cardiovascular benefit

On August 30, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

More than 3 years of nightly treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine did not reduce cardiovascular risk more than usual care among patients with cardiovascular disease and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Findings from the Sleep Apnea Cardiovascular Endpoints (SAVE) study were presented at ESC…

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…