Morning people may have lower breast cancer risk

On June 28, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Could being a morning or an evening person be a risk factor for breast cancer? A large study suggests that women who are morning people could be at lower risk. New research suggests that women who find it easier to wake up early in the morning may have a lower…

Why do people laugh in their sleep?

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Laughing during sleep, or hypnogely, is relatively common and is not usually anything to worry about. In most cases, researchers believe that the cause is laughing at a dream during rapid eye movement sleep, which is entirely harmless. In some cases, sleep laughing has links to sleep disorders. In rare…

This sleep disorder puts people at 'very high risk' of Parkinson's

Research has linked a particular sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. What characterizes this sleep problem, and can its presence be a good way to predict Parkinson’s risk? People who experience a sleep disorder that causes them to act out…

Why do people feel tired after eating?

On October 19, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Many people feel sleepy after eating. This can be a natural result of digestion patterns and sleep cycles. Some types of foods and the timing of meals can also make people feel especially tired after a meal. A decrease in energy levels after eating is called postprandial somnolence. Researchers have…

Sleep paralysis, hallucinations may raise depression risk in some people

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

New research suggests that sleep paralysis and hallucinations are common among student athletes, and that these sleep problems may lead to depression. A new study suggests that sleep paralysis and hallucinations may put young adults at risk of depression. Student athletes will often have sleep problems, with insomnia and sleep…

Why do older people forget overnight? Study investigates

On December 20, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research suggests that ill-timed activity between two types of brain wave during deep sleep could be the reason that older people sometimes fail to remember that which happened only yesterday. The brain has only a small window of time to consolidate memory. Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley…

Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes

On December 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Some people need more sleep than others, and a new study has found that our personal sleep requirements may be down to our genes. So, you’re not lazy after all — it’s your DNA’s fault. Scientists ask why some people can’t get out of bed. Some people can function perfectly…

People who go to bed late have less control over OCD symptoms

On June 22, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A late bedtime is associated with lower perceived control of obsessive thoughts, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Binghamton University Professor of Psychology Meredith E. Coles and former graduate student Jessica Schubert (now at University of Michigan Medical School) monitored twenty individuals…

Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

On May 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, finds that people with a common cluster of heart disease risk factors have a higher risk of dying if they get under 6 hours of sleep each night. The links between sleep duration and stroke risk in metabolic…

No rest for the aged: As people get older, sleep quantity and quality decline

On April 7, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

As people get older, they sleep less and wake up more frequently. Despite the thousands of sitcom jokes about it, these shifts in sleeping habits have a dark side. A recent review of scientific literature published in Neuron found that aging adults may be losing their ability to produce…