Sleep deprivation may cause dehydration

On November 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

New research suggests that insufficient sleep may cause dehydration by disrupting the release of a hormone that is key to regulating hydration. Research indicates that sleep-deprived people should drink more water. Sleep deprivation has a wide range of adverse effects on a person’s health. Not only does insufficient sleep impair…

A new blood test may detect sleep deprivation

On September 25, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Lack of sleep is just as dangerous as excessive drinking when it comes to activities such as driving. The breathalyzer can reliably measure a person’s state of intoxication, but there’s currently no way of assessing someone’s tiredness. New research may soon change that, however. A blood test may soon be…

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…

To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'

On November 7, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleeplessness slows down our brains, which affects how we perceive stimuli. This may put us in dangerous situations. New research confirms that lack of proper sleep has a severe impact on how the brain functions, with potentially dangerous consequences arising in daily life. Lately, many studies have focused on how sleep affects…

Chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system

On January 31, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Many people report getting sick when they don’t get enough sleep. A new study helps explain why. Researchers took blood samples from 11 pairs of identical twins with different sleep patterns and discovered that the twin with shorter sleep duration had a depressed immune system, compared with…

Sleep deprivation may cause people to eat more calories

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

Sleep deprivation may result in people consuming more calories during the following day, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis led by researchers at King’s College London. The meta analysis combined the results of many previous small intervention studies to produce a more robust answer and found…

Developing brain regions in children hardest hit by sleep deprivation

On October 6, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Zurich has studied the effects of acute sleep deprivation in children for the first time. They discovered that the brain in five to 12-year-olds responds differently to sleep deprivation compared to adults: The reduced amount of sleep leads to an increased…

How sleep deprivation harms memory

On August 25, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Researchers from the Universities of Groningen (Netherlands) and Pennsylvania have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects memory. For the first time, a study in mice, to be published in the journal eLife, shows that five hours of sleep deprivation leads to…

Sleep deprivation may lower 'good' cholesterol

On April 24, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Previous studies have suggested that lack of sleep may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, and a new study may help explain why; researchers found that sleep deprivation may have a negative impact on cholesterol levels. Lack of sleep may have a big impact on cholesterol, a new study suggests….

Sleep tight — gene responsible for sleep deprivation and metabolic disorders identified

The sleep habits of fruit flies are remarkably similar to humans. They get most of their sleep at night, certain drugs and stimulants like caffeine can negatively affect their sleep, and if they get a lousy night’s sleep it can even affect their memory performance. But what can they…