Eating fish weekly improves kids' sleep, intelligence

On December 21, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A good night’s sleep and a higher IQ could be achieved by eating fish at least once per week — for children, at least. Eating fish weekly may improve children’s sleep quality and intelligence, say researchers. Researchers found that children aged 9–11 years who ate fish at least once weekly…

Study finds hormone therapy improves sleep quality for recently menopausal women

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

For many women, the side effects of menopause don’t call it a day when they do. Between 40 and 60 percent of women in perimenopause and early menopause face issues with sleep because of this physical change. The majority also report hot flashes and night sweats, which can…

Sleep apnea treatment improves wellbeing, no cardiovascular benefit

On September 3, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

The largest sleep study ever undertaken has found that the leading therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), does not reduce recurrent strokes and heart attacks in people with cardiovascular disease but does significantly improve their quality of life and mood. Researchers…

Mechanism through which sleep improves memory uncovered

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

Sleep researchers agree that sleep plays an important role in moving information from short- to long-term memory; however, attempts to uncover the underlying processes have yielded conflicting results. Now, for the first time, new research reveals that autonomic nervous system activity during rapid eye movement sleep appears to play…

Mimicking deep sleep brain activity improves memory

On May 27, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

It is not surprising that a good night’s sleep improves our ability to remember what we learned during the day. Now, researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered a brain circuit that governs how certain memories are consolidated in the brain during sleep. Published in…

Surgery improves quality of life for patients with chronic sinus infection, sleep dysfunction

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (sinus infection) and obstructive sleep apnea report a poor quality of life, which is substantially improved following endoscopic sinus surgery, according to a study published online by JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. A growing body of literature has highlighted the important links between…