How sleep and mood impact working memory

On May 14, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Two new studies assess how working memory — the memory we use on a day-to-day basis in decision-making processes — is affected by age, mood, and sleep quality and whether these factors impact memory together or on their own. Two new studies investigate how sleep quality, mood, and age affect…

Heavy lifting, shift work may negatively impact women's fertility

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

Women who have physically demanding jobs may experience decreased fertility, finds new research by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Working schedules that fall outside normal daytime office hours may also lower a woman’s ability to conceive. Regularly lifting heavy loads at work may have an adverse affect…

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…

Just 1 day of unhealthy eating can impact sleep quality

On January 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Diet is one of the most important contributors to health, affecting our risk of obesity, heart disease and numerous other conditions. Now, a new study claims that what we eat also has important implications for sleep quality. Researchers say diet could have implications for sleep quality. Published in…

The impact of shift work on health

On January 12, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

When Dolly Parton sang of working 9 to 5, she expressed concern for people barely getting by with a hard life of routine that only seems to benefit the boss. But what about all those people working less conventional hours, including night shifts? Shouldn’t Ms. Parton be just as…