The health risks of being a night owl

On December 4, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. A recent review takes a fresh look at the impact of being a night owl. Most individuals fit one of two…

How to stop eczema itching at night

On October 30, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Eczema symptoms often get worse at night and interrupt or delay sleep. Medications, wet wraps, medicated baths, and other methods can help people with eczema to get a good night’s rest. Eczema, or dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes patches of itchiness, inflammation, swelling, and cracked skin. When eczema…

Why do my arms go numb at night?

On September 4, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

When one or both arms seem to fall asleep, it can feel as if they are going numb, or as if a person has pins and needles. The medical term for this feeling is paresthesia. A variety of causes may be responsible. Some are benign, while others require treatment. The…

How to relieve postpartum night sweats

On July 27, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Many women experience night sweats or hot flashes after pregnancy. These are known as postpartum night sweats. Certain home remedies can help relieve the symptoms. Night sweats happen when a woman experiences a hot flash during the night. Many people associate hot flashes and night sweats with menopause, but pregnancy,…

What causes a nosebleed at night?

On July 2, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

While a nosebleed can be bothersome, especially if it happens at night, the cause is not usually dangerous. Nosebleeds are common, and most people have had at least one. The medical term for a nosebleed is epistaxis, and dry air is typically responsible for epistaxis at night. When there is…

Is it possible to keep alert at night safely?

On May 1, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Staying awake at work can be difficult at times, especially when working late or doing tedious tasks. Feeling tired at work is common, but it could harm productivity and performance. Many people drink another cup of coffee with lunch to help stay awake at work. This works well for some…

Just one night of bad sleep increases Alzheimer's protein

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

If you think that a bad night’s sleep is harmless, think again. New research suggests that a single night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of a protein involved in Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers reveal that just one night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of beta-amyloid protein. Scientists from the…

What can cause hip pain at night?

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

Lateral hip pain is the broad term used to describe pain felt on the outer side of the hip. Pain can begin suddenly or develop gradually over time. Many people experience hip pain at night. Hip pain is more common in women than men and is most prevalent in women…

Staying up all night harms women's working memory

On February 3, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Most of us have experienced the “brain fog” that comes after a bad night’s sleep. A new study, however, reveals that when it comes to the effect of sleep deprivation on working memory, women fare worse than men. The working memory of women, but not men, is negatively impacted by…

Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

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

Night shift work has long been linked to poor health. Now, a new study suggests that for women, such working patterns could increase the risk of cancer. Female night shift workers may be at greater cancer risk, researchers warn. Researchers found that women who engaged in long-term night shifts were…