Later circadian timing of food intake is associated with increased body mass index

On September 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Weight gain and obesity has been described as an epidemic and a complex problem in the United States. Previous research has linked poor diet to weight gain and high body fat, and eating later in the day has also been described as a risk factor for weight gain; however, the…

Insomnia associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke

On April 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Sleep is important for biological recovery and takes around a third of our lifetime, but in modern society more and more people complain of insomnia,”…

Increased smartphone screen-time associated with lower sleep quality

On November 11, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Exposure to smartphone screens is associated with lower sleep quality, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Matthew Christensen from the University of California, San Francisco, USA, and colleagues. Smartphones are increasingly becoming part of everyday life, but questions remain about the…

Disruptions to sleep patterns lead to an increased risk of suicides

On August 26, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

The link between sleep problems and suicidal thoughts and behaviours is made starkly clear in new research from The University of Manchester, published in the BMJ Open. In this study, conducted by researchers from the University’s School of Health Sciences alongside the University of Oxford, 18 participants…

Diabetes risk increased for men who get too much, too little sleep

On June 30, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting too much or too little sleep is known to have negative implications for overall health and well-being. Now, a new study has uncovered a sleep-health link that appears to apply to men only: too much or too little sleep may raise their risk of diabetes. Men who sleep too…

New study shows patients with pacemakers and sleep apnea are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Results from a first-of-its-kind study identify a significant increase in the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AF) among patients with pacemaker-detected sleep apnea. The study, presented at Heart Rhythm 2016, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 37th Annual Scientific Sessions, suggests that monitoring for sleep apnea in patients with pacemakers is imperative…

Sleep apnea linked with an increased risk of chronic kidney disease

On February 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research published in Respirology suggests that sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease to a similar extent as hypertension. Researchers analyzed information from Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database from 2000 and 2010 concerning 43,434 individuals, including 8687 with sleep apnea. …

Study suggests increased sleep duration and chronic short sleep duration linked to increased diabetes risk in middle-aged and older women

Chronic short sleep duration of 6 hours or less or increasing average sleeping time by 2 hours or more over a period of several years increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and older women, reports new research published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association…