How daytime naps could help us make better decisions

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study, now published in the Journal of Sleep Research, examines the effects of short naps on the brain’s ability to process unconscious information. A short daytime nap could do wonders for our brains’ ability to process information, suggests a new study. Sleep is key in both memory formation…

Vitamin B-6 could help us to recall dreams

On May 1, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Are you struggling to remember the finer details of that strange dream you had last night? Well, new research suggests that a dose of vitamin B-6 could help. Researchers suggest that vitamin B-6 supplements could boost dream recall. Researchers found that adults who took vitamin B-6 supplements each night before…

Does having a purpose in life help you sleep better?

On July 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research examines the link between having a sense of meaning in life and common sleep disorders. From drinking warm milk before bed to taking sleeping pills, the Internet abounds with sleep aids and advice for those struggling to get a good night’s sleep. But new research suggests a completely…

Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain

On May 24, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Following a review of published research on the relationship between vitamin D, sleep, and pain, researchers propose that vitamin D supplementation, together with good sleep hygiene, may offer an effective way to manage pain in conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps. A recent review of…

Can essential oils help treat fibromyalgia?

On May 8, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Essential oils are concentrated aromatic liquids that are distilled from plants. They are believed to provide a number of health benefits and ease the symptoms of several medical conditions, including fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal disorder and a class of rheumatic disease, which is believed to affect the way…

Mathematicians predict delaying school start times won't help sleep deprived teenagers

Insufficient sleep during the week, and attempts to catch up at the weekend lead to ‘social jet lag’, study finds. Delaying school start times in the UK is unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research from the University of Surrey and Harvard Medical School has found. …

Could a narcolepsy drug help combat food addiction?

On December 28, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A prescription drug used to treat narcolepsy and other sleep disorders has the potential to help people whose obesity is driven by food addiction. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Researchers suggest that a drug used to treat narcolepsy may…

Can regular meal times help combat jet lag?

On October 9, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Jet lag can be problematic for jet-setters and long-haul cabin crew alike, who cross several time zones to reach their destination. While sleep strategies can alleviate jet lag, they are unable to reset body clocks. Researchers from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom have found that regulating…

Weight and diet may help predict sleep quality

On June 14, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Overweight adults spend more of their sleep in REM stage than healthy weight adults do, says Penn Medicine study. The old adage “you are what you eat,” may be better phrased as “your sleep relates to what you eat.” An individual’s body composition and caloric intake can…

How the smartphone may help insomnia

On May 13, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

An investigation published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics indicates how the smartphone may have a potential in the treatment of insomnia. Cognitive models of insomnia propose that attentional vigilance for threat during the pre-sleep period may play a causal role in insomnia by elevating physiological and psychological arousal…