Early risers have lower risk of depression, study finds

On June 17, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Do sleep-wake preferences influence our risk of depression? A new study confirms that they do, and “morning people” are on the winning side. Are you up bright and early each day? You’ll be glad to learn that this may help to protect your mental health. People’s chronotypes — that is,…

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

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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…

Study finds hormone therapy improves sleep quality for recently menopausal women

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For many women, the side effects of menopause don’t call it a day when they do. Between 40 and 60 percent of women in perimenopause and early menopause face issues with sleep because of this physical change. The majority also report hot flashes and night sweats, which can…

What time we eat affects our biological clock, study finds

On June 2, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

The human body works around the clock. Our biological functions follow 24-hour cycles, or circadian rhythms, which are physiological and mental changes that are driven by our internal biological clocks. New research explains how we can reset one of these body clocks. Having meals at timed intervals could help to…

Study finds that melatonin content of supplements varies widely

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Results highlight the need for improved quality control of melatonin supplements. A new study suggests that the melatonin content of dietary supplements often varies widely from what is listed on the label. Results show that melatonin content did not meet within a 10-percent margin of…

Study finds that sleep apnea therapy has positive impact on hypertensive patients

On November 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Patients reported improved daytime sleepiness, depressive symptoms and fatigue. A new study shows that positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for sleep apnea may have a positive impact on sleep-related functional outcomes among patients who also suffer from hypertension. The findings suggest that untreated sleep apnea may explain…

Human brain clocks exposed: Effects of circadian clocks and sleep loss vary across brain regions, new study finds

Ever wondered what happens inside your brain when you stay awake for a day, a night and another day, before you finally go to sleep? In a new study published in the journal Science, a team of researchers from the University of Liege and the University of Surrey have…

Study finds no link between sleep apnea and joint pain

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

Consistent with previous reports, poor sleep quality was linked with joint pain in a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of the general population, but the study found no association between obstructive sleep apnea and pain or daytime sleepiness. This lack of association between pain and sleep apnea is…

New analysis: finds 25 million Americans face 6x likelihood of poor health from multiple unhealthy behaviors

New analysis examining five unhealthy behaviors – smoking, excessive drinking, insufficient sleep, physical inactivity, obesity – finds more than 25 million American adults have multiple unhealthy behaviors (three or more). United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Spotlight: Impact of Unhealthy Behaviors, released today in partnership with Family…

Study finds no link between insomnia and cholesterol levels

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

Except for insomniacs who take sleeping pills. One of the questions that keep individuals suffering with insomnia awake at night is whether there is a link between insomnia and heart disease. A new study published 29 February, 2016, based on a large representative sample of the…