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…

Are bedtime access, use of portable devices associated with poor sleep?

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

Portable media devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are ever present in children’s lives, and the majority of children and adolescents have devices present where they sleep. So does access to and use of these devices cut into the quantity and quality of their sleep? A new article…

Poor work-life balance leads to poor health later in life

On October 29, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Due to the increasing pressure of modern life and despite the adverse effects it has on our health, we tend to get less sleep and work more. A new study shows that a poor work-life balance in midlife may have negative consequences decades later. Too much work has adverse health…

Poor sleep health could contribute to inflammatory disease

On July 6, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new meta-analysis in Biological Psychiatry reports that sleep disturbances and long sleep duration are associated with increases in markers of inflammation. “It is important to highlight that both too much and too little sleep appears to be associated with inflammation, a process that contributes to depression…

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…

Fatty diets lead to daytime sleepiness, poor sleep

On April 21, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

University of Adelaide researchers have found that men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea. This is the result of the Men Androgen Inflammation…

New analysis: finds 25 million Americans face 6x likelihood of poor health from multiple unhealthy behaviors

New analysis examining five unhealthy behaviors – smoking, excessive drinking, insufficient sleep, physical inactivity, obesity – finds more than 25 million American adults have multiple unhealthy behaviors (three or more). United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Spotlight: Impact of Unhealthy Behaviors, released today in partnership with Family…

Poor infant sleep may predict problematic toddler behavior

On October 10, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Tel Aviv University study finds frequent night wakings, broken sleep patterns are linked to trouble later on Temper tantrums and misbehavior, restlessness and inattention are the trappings of the typical toddler. But they may also be signs of developmental delays or disorders. Are infant sleep irregularities red flags for…