Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?

On January 9, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Scientists working with adults who fixate on negative thoughts have noted a link between this distressing compulsion and poorer-quality sleep, as well as shorter sleep duration. Worriers of the world, is your repetitive negative thinking caused by lack of sleep? Repetitive negative thinking occurs when a person compulsively lingers on…

Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes

On December 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Some people need more sleep than others, and a new study has found that our personal sleep requirements may be down to our genes. So, you’re not lazy after all — it’s your DNA’s fault. Scientists ask why some people can’t get out of bed. Some people can function perfectly…

Urbanisation and electricity are not to blame for sleep loss

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

Urbanisation and the electrification of homes do not decrease the amount that we sleep, a new study in the journal Scientific Reports finds. In this study, researchers from the University of Surrey, in collaboration with groups in South Africa, Brazil, Colombia and the USA, examined the sleeping patterns…

Finding shift work hard to handle? Your genes could be to blame

On November 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Shift work is becoming an increasing part of the working patterns of Americans, but some people deal with these irregular schedules better than others. Now, a new study suggests the ability to cope with shift work may be down to genetics. Researchers identified a gene variant that is more common…