How lack of sleep harms circulation

On June 9, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Scientists have long been aware of the relationship between insufficient sleep and poor cardiovascular health. However, exactly how the lack of adequate sleep can harm circulation has remained unclear. A new study now uncovers some of the potential mechanisms. Sleeplessness impairs crucial mechanisms that keep cardiovascular problems at bay, shows…

Staying up all night harms women's working memory

On February 3, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Most of us have experienced the “brain fog” that comes after a bad night’s sleep. A new study, however, reveals that when it comes to the effect of sleep deprivation on working memory, women fare worse than men. The working memory of women, but not men, is negatively impacted by…

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…