What are the perks and problems of being a night owl?

On June 14, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

In the collective imagination, night owls are free, creative spirits. Yet studies have shown that people who are more active at night face greater health risks. Do night owls experience more benefits or risks due to their rhythms? This Spotlight feature tackles this and related questions. What health risks do…

Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments

People who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. A few…

Why do I keep waking up at night?

On June 8, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Nearly everyone will wake up in the middle of the night at some point in their life. For many, the cause is benign and short-lived, such as needing to urinate due to drinking too much liquid before bed. However, regularly waking up in the middle of the night can become…

Tips for staying up all night

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

Getting enough sleep is essential for people’s mental and physical wellbeing. However, there are times when a person needs to stay up all night for homework, studying, or work. Staying up very late disrupts the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, which can affect a person’s mental functioning and energy levels the…

What to know about panic attacks at night

On February 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A panic attack is a sudden, intense onset of distress or fear. These feelings heighten for around 10 minutes until starting to fade. Panic attacks can occur at any time of the day or night. People may experience a panic attack without warning. Others may have frequent, unexpected attacks. Those…

Night owls may experience 'jet lag' on a daily basis

On February 17, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Are you one of those people who goes to bed late and wakes up equally late? If so, you may be relieved to know a study has confirmed that this is your natural rhythm. However, in today’s working world, this may have serious effects, due to how your brain is…

Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal?

On January 7, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Alcohol can cause night sweats in some people. Night sweats occur because alcohol can affect the nervous system and how the body regulates and senses body temperature, blood pressure, and heart activity. Night sweats may also result from alcohol withdrawal or alcohol intolerance. For people who already have night sweats,…

What do night sweats mean?

On December 22, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Night sweats are where a person wakes up with clothes or sheets that are damp from sweating. Sleeping with too many clothes on may be the cause, but night sweats can also be the result of a hormonal imbalance, such as low testosterone that can affect both males and females….

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…