Type 2 diabetes: Poor sleep slows wound healing

On August 24, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers uncovered a connection between poor sleep and wound healing in type 2 diabetes that could pave the way for new treatments. A new study looks at wound healing, sleep, and diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is the…

Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes

On June 5, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep deprivation may contribute to our craving for unhealthful foods, leading to a night-time snacking habit, recent research suggests. This, in turn, can heighten the risk of obesity and diabetes. Poor sleep could contribute to poor dietary habits, warns a recent study. Snacking in the late hours of the night…

Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep

On November 10, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia actually does less harm than worrying about insomnia. Individuals who are convinced that they are insomniacs are at greater risk of fatigue, anxiety, and other health problems than people who do not view themselves so, regardless of whether they sleep well or not. So concludes a review of sleep research…

Caffeine may reduce surgical pain caused by poor sleep

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

Researchers suggest that caffeine could reduce the impact of poor sleep on postoperative pain. Postoperative pain is exacerbated by lack of sleep prior to surgery, new research suggests. But it’s not all bad news, because the study also found that caffeine could help to counteract this effect. Study co-author Dr….

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

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

Most of us know that a good night’s sleep is key for happiness and productivity, and that conversely, a night of poor sleep can have negative effects on our performance during the day. But a new study manages to find precisely the brain area responsible for learning new skills and…

Poor sleep habits increase weight gain for adults with genetic obesity risk

On March 4, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Certain genes are associated with weight gain, making some people more susceptible to obesity. New research finds that for these individuals, abnormal sleep patterns can exacerbate the problem. Poor sleep habits may lead to weight gain for adults with a high genetic obesity risk. The study found that…

Poor sleep contributes to poor sexual satisfaction

On February 1, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Many women who are going through the menopause have trouble sleeping. New research shows that sleep quality can also affect a woman’s level of sexual satisfaction. New research suggests that quality of sleep influences the quality of women’s sex life. Women who are either premenopausal or…

Poor sleep can damage brain health in later life

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

Experts have found that in order to maintain a healthy brain and stay mentally sharp, we must make it a priority to get the required amount of sleep in later life. What happens to our sleep as we age The new report into sleep in…

Poor sleep may increase risk for irregular heart rhythms

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

Poor sleep – even if you don’t have sleep apnea – may be linked to higher risks of developing an irregular heartbeat. In addition, getting less rapid-eye movement (REM) sleep may also be linked to higher atrial fibrillation risks. Disruptions in sleep may be raising your risks…

Poor self-regulation in teens associated with circadian rhythms and daytime sleepiness

On November 4, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Chronic insufficient sleep is at epidemic levels in U.S. teens and has been associated with depression, substance use, accidents, and academic failure. Poor self-regulation or an inability to alter thinking, emotions, and behaviors to meet varying social demands is thought to be a key link between inadequate sleep in…