Heart attack risk higher in those who sleep too little or too much

On September 4, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

The right amount of sleep is protective of heart health. This was the conclusion of new research that found sleep duration can influence a person’s risk of heart attack, regardless of other heart risk factors, including genetic ones. New research tracks sleep duration and a person’s risk of a heart…

What too much sleep can do to your health

On December 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

New research finds that both insufficient and excessive sleep may raise the risk of cardiovascular problems and premature death. New research finds that sleeping too much can raise the risk of early death and cardiovascular problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that a third of the…

Is sleeping too much bad for your brain?

On October 12, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

The largest sleep study ever concludes that sleeping too little or too much has a negative impact on our cognitive ability, but not on our short-term memory. How does sleep duration impact our ability to think? As years of research mount up, we are steadily improving our understanding of sleep….

Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little

On August 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleeping more or less than 7–8 hours per night could be bad for your health, with too much sleep being worse than too little, say researchers. Both too much and too little sleep can lead to poor health. An analysis of pooled data from dozens of studies covering more than…

Is my newborn sleeping too much?

On July 25, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Most newborns spend more time sleeping than they do awake, though the sleep may happen in small chunks or on an irregular schedule. Managing a newborn’s sleep is one of the most challenging tasks of looking after a newborn. Newly-born babies are not accustomed to schedules or the rhythms of…

Metabolic risk tied to both too much and too little sleep

On June 13, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Do you often struggle because you don’t get enough sleep on a nightly basis? Or perhaps you sleep in as much as you can each day, since your schedule permits it? Neither of these is good for you, a new study suggests, and you may be at risk of metabolic…

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…

Goldilocks had it right: when it comes to sleep, neither too much or too little is good for you

On March 8, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Too much or too little sleep is linked with an increased risk of certain types of cardiovascular disease. Women and the elderly are particularly at risk. Sleeping less than four hours or more than eight hours a night increases the risk of dying from some types of…