Study explains link between academic performance and violence

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

Numerous studies have shown a relationship between high-crime communities and the academic performance of children who live within them. Now, new Northwestern University research suggests sleep disruption following violent incidents and increased amounts of the stress hormone cortisol offer a biological explanation for why children who live in…

Jet lag impairs performance of Major League Baseball players

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

Major League Baseball (MLB) managers trying to find an edge should pay close attention to their players’ body clocks, according to a new Northwestern University study of how jet lag affects MLB players traveling across just a few time zones. The researchers found that when people, in…

Amino acid identified associated with poor performance under sleep restriction

The amino acid acetylcarnitine may help predict an individual’s neurobehavioral performance during chronic sleep restriction, according to results of a new study (abstract 0251) from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania that will be presented at SLEEP 2016, the 30th annual meeting of…

Early bedtime, better school performance

On February 8, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

High school students going to bed between 10 and 11 p.m. on weekdays get better grades. There is a strong relationship between sleep problems and poor academic performances among adolescents, a new study demonstrates. The study is published in Journal of Sleep Research,…

Intensive training affects the sleep, performance and mood of athletes – but more carbs may help

On December 12, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting enough sleep is an essential part of any athlete’s training programme, but a study in the Journal of Sports Sciences reveals intensive bouts of exercise can make it hard to get 40 winks. Suspecting that intense exercise can lead to sleep disturbance, scientists from Loughborough University studied the…