Itchy skin at night: Causes, conditions, and relief

On September 24, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Itchy skin at night, or nocturnal pruritus, is a common condition typically caused by natural bodily processes, conditions that irritate the skin, or medications. Several home remedies, as well as over-the-counter and prescription medications, can help reduce symptoms. In rare cases, however, increased skin irritation at night can…

Coughing at night: Ten ways to relieve a nighttime cough

On September 24, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Everyone has a cough from time to time. In fact, coughing can serve a useful purpose by ridding the lungs of irritants or excess mucus. Coughing may also help remove germs from the lungs and prevent infection. But when coughing occurs at nighttime, it can interrupt sleep and prevent a…

Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?

On August 18, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers suggest that nighttime exposure to outdoor light may raise the risk of breast cancer for some women. High exposure to outdoor lighting at nighttime may be a risk factor for breast cancer development, a new study suggests. From an analysis of almost 110,000 women, researchers found that those who…

Working at night may interfere with DNA repair

On June 27, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Night shifts may damage our health by not allowing our body to repair its DNA, new research suggests. Night shift work has been associated with a variety of adverse health effects. New research adds to these, suggesting that the body’s ability to repair DNA damage may be inhibited by night…

How to manage nocturia: Treating an overactive bladder at night

On April 11, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Simply put, nocturia is too much urination at night. The condition involves regularly waking up in the night to urinate. There are many different causes for this condition, which can make it difficult to diagnose. However, once the causes are known, there are many treatments available….

Does disturbed breathing while asleep make some people pee more at night?

On March 28, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study has found that reducing obstructive sleep apnea (where patients have difficulty in breathing while asleep -often associated with loud snoring) can reduce the need to get up and pee at night (nocturia). This study confirms the link between apnea and nocturia, and supports the idea that…

Does Cancer Cause Night Sweats?

On November 10, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Cancer symptoms typically vary from person to person. The types of symptoms experienced depend on the type of cancer, where it appears, its size and severity, as well as how it affects the body. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy can also lead to the onset of…

Why you're stiff in the morning: Your body suppresses inflammation when you sleep at night

On August 10, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research published online in The FASEB Journal, describes a protein created by the body’s “biological clock” that actively represses inflammatory pathways within the affected limbs during the night. This protein, called cryptochrome, has proven anti-inflammatory effects in cultured cells and presents new opportunities for the development of drugs…

How night shifts can increase cancer risk

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

Working night shifts disrupts the body’s circadian rhythm, which a number of studies have found may raise the risk of cancer development. Now, researchers have shed light on the mechanisms behind this association. Researchers have shed light on how shift work may increase cancer risk. Scientists from the…

Why do we sleep badly during the first night in a new place?

On April 23, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Most people will have experienced the so-called first-night effect at some point in their life. When sleeping in an unfamiliar setting for the first time, it is likely to take longer to drop off, and the sleep we finally do get will be broken and unsatisfying. For the first time,…