Is lack of sleep to blame for repetitive negative thoughts?

On January 9, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Scientists working with adults who fixate on negative thoughts have noted a link between this distressing compulsion and poorer-quality sleep, as well as shorter sleep duration. Worriers of the world, is your repetitive negative thinking caused by lack of sleep? Repetitive negative thinking occurs when a person compulsively lingers on…

Chronic lack of sleep increases risk-seeking

On August 31, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Sleepiness, reduced concentration and performance – more and more people are suffering from the consequences of a chronic lack of sleep. Researchers at the University of Zurich have now demonstrated a further consequence: the people affected are subject to more intensive risk-seeking behavior without even noticing. The scientists advocate for…

Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

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

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, finds that people with a common cluster of heart disease risk factors have a higher risk of dying if they get under 6 hours of sleep each night. The links between sleep duration and stroke risk in metabolic…

Lack of 'beauty sleep' might hinder your social life

On May 20, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research proves that there is such a thing as “beauty sleep,” after finding that just 2 nights of poor sleep can make one appear less attractive and healthy to others. Researchers say that just 2 nights of sleep deprivation can make one appear less attractive. Furthermore, researchers found…

How does lack of sleep impair memory formation? Study sheds light

On April 10, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep is known to play a key role in learning and memory formation, but what happens to these important brain functions when we fail to get enough sleep? Researchers from the University of Michigan provide some answers with their new study. Researchers suggest that sleep deprivation disrupts the rhythm of…

Lack of Sleep Increases a Child's Risk for Emotional Disorders Later

On July 22, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered. While many jokes are made about how sleep deprivation turns the nicest of people into a Jekyll and Hyde, not getting enough shut-eye can lead to far more serious consequences than irritability, difficulty…

Snoring, lack of sleep may reduce breast cancer survival

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

Women who sleep for shorter periods and experience frequent snoring prior to a breast cancer diagnosis may have a poorer prognosis. This is the finding of a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Inadequate sleep duration combined with frequent snoring prior to a breast cancer diagnosis…

UCI researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep

On February 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

If you find yourself toggling over to look at Facebook several dozen times a day, it’s not necessarily because the experience of being on social media is so wonderful. It may be a sign that you’re not getting enough sleep. In a recently completed study, researchers at the…

Lack of sleep tampers with your emotions

On December 8, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Cranky or grumpy after a long night? Your brain’s ability to regulate emotions is probably compromised by fatigue. This is bad news for 30 percent of American adults who get less than six hours of sleep per night, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new…

Interrupted sleep impacts mood more than lack of sleep, study finds

On November 3, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

After a bad night’s sleep, you are unlikely to be in the best of moods. But according to a new study, your bad mood may be down to lack of quality sleep, rather than lack of quantity. Researchers say interrupted sleep is more likely to lead to poor mood than…