Even minor sleep problems raise women's blood pressure

On June 27, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study finds that even relatively minor sleep disturbances can increase the risk of high blood pressure in women. This increase was measured even in women who slept for the recommended duration. Even mild sleep disturbance may increase hypertension risk in women. For some time, we have known that…

Insomnia: Why your brain may sleep without even knowing it

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

People with insomnia will often tell you that they haven’t slept a wink, even after you’ve just heard them snore. Recent research validates their experience and explains why this phenomenon occurs. The findings were published in the journal Sleep. People with insomnia may sometimes feel that they’re awake — even…

Exercise can increase levels of hunger-promoting endocannabinoids even if you are sleep-deprived

A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids – which target the same receptors as cannabis – are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute exercise can modulate this effect. Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of…

'Need for Sleep': Even elite students are not spared

On March 1, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

The legendary work ethic of East Asian students may have driven them to the top of the standardised test leaderboard but researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) found that adolescents who sleep five hours a night for a week experience significant cognitive degradation. These findings caution against the levels…

Even children with higher IQs behave better when their sleep apnea is fixed

On January 11, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Many doctors will ask about quality of sleep when children have problems at school, but new research shows it’s just as important to pay attention to how high achievers are sleeping. A study in the print edition of the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology suggests doctors and parents…