The effects of going more than 24 hours without sleep

On March 27, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting enough sleep is vital for both physical and emotional well-being. Sleep deprivation can lead to many short- and long-term health effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years get at least 7 hours of sleep a night….

Working long hours increases depression risk in women

On March 5, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Women who clock 55 working hours or more every week might have a higher risk of depression. Also, working weekends can increase depression risk for both men and women. Working longer hours may impact mental health, especially for women. A new study that now appears in the Journal of Epidemiology…

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

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

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. A new study investigates the link between sleep and diabetes. Sleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We…

Vehicle crash risk nearly doubles with just 1-2 hours less sleep

On December 7, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new report highlights the dangers of driving following lack of sleep, after finding that missing just 1-2 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period can almost double the risk of a vehicle crash. The new report finds the risk of a vehicle crash increases significantly for drivers who fail…

Could 6.5 hours of sleep be all we need?

On October 16, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

A major complaint of our times is that the modern lifestyle – with its artificial lighting, electronic devices and supply of caffeine – has shortened sleep duration from ”natural” levels and disrupted its timing. But people who live away from the trappings of city life may sleep even less than…