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…

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…

People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia

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

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of Americans, and the numbers are expected to grow. New research suggests there may be a link between prolonged sleep and the risk of dementia. New research suggests those who sleep for more than 9 hours each night are at a higher risk of developing dementia….

1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media

On January 17, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies. This night-time activity is making teenagers three times more likely to feel constantly tired at school than their peers…