How our body clocks can make or break our health

On December 14, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

As our lifestyles become increasingly demanding, we build our lives around artificially divided days and nights that accommodate the need to work night shifts, stay up all night, or travel between continents. But this impacts our natural body clocks, with unwanted consequences. New research homes in on how disruptions to…

What too much sleep can do to your health

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

New research finds that both insufficient and excessive sleep may raise the risk of cardiovascular problems and premature death. New research finds that sleeping too much can raise the risk of early death and cardiovascular problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that a third of the…

The health risks of being a night owl

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

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. A recent review takes a fresh look at the impact of being a night owl. Most individuals fit one of two…

Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little

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

Sleeping more or less than 7–8 hours per night could be bad for your health, with too much sleep being worse than too little, say researchers. Both too much and too little sleep can lead to poor health. An analysis of pooled data from dozens of studies covering more than…

How can our health benefit from colder temperatures?

On December 1, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Winter’s here now, temperatures are dropping, and chances are that it’ll get even colder. All that most of us want to do is cozy up indoors with a mug of hot tea and a heartwarming movie, but do cold temperatures bring us any health benefits? If so, what are they?…

Going to bed later on weekends may harm your health

On June 5, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

“Social jet lag” is a term that describes what happens when people go to sleep and wake up later on weekends than they do during the week. A new study assesses the impact of social jet lag on overall health. New research suggests that going to bed and waking up…

Poor sleep can damage brain health in later life

On January 11, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Experts have found that in order to maintain a healthy brain and stay mentally sharp, we must make it a priority to get the required amount of sleep in later life. What happens to our sleep as we age The new report into sleep in…

Poor work-life balance leads to poor health later in life

On October 29, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Due to the increasing pressure of modern life and despite the adverse effects it has on our health, we tend to get less sleep and work more. A new study shows that a poor work-life balance in midlife may have negative consequences decades later. Too much work has adverse health…

Job dissatisfaction has negative health effects by age 40

On August 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Many people strive to have a fulfilling, rewarding job, but the reality does not always meet the expectation. New research shows the jobs you have in your 20s and 30s can affect your overall health in your 40s onward. People who were unhappy with their work early in their…

Hard-to-treat hypertension may jeopardize sleep apnea patients' heart health

In a study of patients with hypertension, those with resistant hypertension – meaning that their blood pressure remained elevated despite concurrent use of three antihypertensive agents of different classes – had a higher rate of sleep apnea (9.6%) than those without resistant hypertension (7.2%). Resistant hypertensive patients with sleep…