A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Can the duration and quality of your sleep affect your cardiovascular health? A new study suggests there is a connection between how much sleep you get each night — and how well you sleep — and the risk of cardiovascular problems. Are you getting enough sleep, and could this be…

How a good night's sleep can protect against fear

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

Could sleep patterns predict susceptibility to PTSD? Emerging research seems to indicate that this may be the case. New research has found that better-quality sleep is connected with reduced activity in brain regions implicated in fear learning. Thus, time spent in rapid eye movement sleep could be a good indicator of…

Five ways to get a good night's sleep

On September 26, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Having trouble sleeping can be frustrating. Our top sleep tips can help you to face insufficient sleep head on and regain control. Do you have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep? You are not alone. In actual fact, two thirds of adults in the United States are also…

How to tell if you've had a good night's sleep

On September 23, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep problems are rife in our society, but how we perceive our sleep quality is very personal. After tossing and turning for what seems like hours, you come to terms with the fact that it’ll be another sleepless night. But how can we tell if we’ve had a good night’s sleep…

Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain

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

Following a review of published research on the relationship between vitamin D, sleep, and pain, researchers propose that vitamin D supplementation, together with good sleep hygiene, may offer an effective way to manage pain in conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps. A recent review of…

UK public missing out on a night's worth of sleep every week

On April 1, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Experts call for introduction of ‘slumber number’ sleep guidelines. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), in a report released today, has warned that the UK public is under-sleeping by an average of almost an hour every night – which amounts to losing an entire night’s sleep over…

How a bad night's sleep might worsen cancer development

On March 15, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Recent studies have indicated that patients with sleep apnea may be associated with worse cancer outcomes. Now a new animal study, presented at the European Association of Urology Congress in Munich, uncovers a possible mechanism which may underlie this link. Hypoxia is where a tissue or organ does…

Forget counting sheep – therapy could help chronic pain sufferers get a good night's sleep

Research conducted at the University of Warwick indicates that chronic pain sufferers could benefit from therapy to help them sleep better. The University of Warwick academics found that cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) were either moderately or strongly effective in tackling insomnia in patients with long-term pain. They…