Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality

On January 3, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Eating meals at the same time each day may be an effective way to improve quality of life for individuals with neurodegenerative disorders, a new study suggests. Researchers suggest that restricting eating times may benefit people with Huntington’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. In a study conducted on mice with…

Study finds hormone therapy improves sleep quality for recently menopausal women

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

For many women, the side effects of menopause don’t call it a day when they do. Between 40 and 60 percent of women in perimenopause and early menopause face issues with sleep because of this physical change. The majority also report hot flashes and night sweats, which can…

Loneliness may harm sleep quality for young adults

On May 21, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Money worries, stress, and drinking too much coffee – these are just some of the factors that can cause us to have a bad night’s sleep. Now, a new study suggests that, for young adults, loneliness can be added to the list. Loneliness may hamper sleep quality for young adults….

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…

Prebiotics could stop stress from harming sleep quality

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

When going through stressful times, it can be hard to get a good night’s sleep. Now, researchers suggest that dietary prebiotics might be effective against stress-induced insomnia. Researchers suggest that dietary prebiotics could help to improve sleep quality in stressful situations. First study author Robert Thompson, of the…

What is good quality sleep? National Sleep Foundation provides guidance

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

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recently released the key indicators of good sleep quality, as established by a panel of experts. Given the precipitous increase in the use of sleep technology devices, the key findings are timely and relevant. This information complements the data these devices provide,…

Increased smartphone screen-time associated with lower sleep quality

On November 11, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Exposure to smartphone screens is associated with lower sleep quality, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Matthew Christensen from the University of California, San Francisco, USA, and colleagues. Smartphones are increasingly becoming part of everyday life, but questions remain about the…

Weight and diet may help predict sleep quality

On June 14, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Overweight adults spend more of their sleep in REM stage than healthy weight adults do, says Penn Medicine study. The old adage “you are what you eat,” may be better phrased as “your sleep relates to what you eat.” An individual’s body composition and caloric intake can…

Just 1 day of unhealthy eating can impact sleep quality

On January 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Diet is one of the most important contributors to health, affecting our risk of obesity, heart disease and numerous other conditions. Now, a new study claims that what we eat also has important implications for sleep quality. Researchers say diet could have implications for sleep quality. Published in…

Quality, not quantity: humans evolved to get deeper, shorter sleep

On December 15, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Have you ever woken up after 8 hours of sleep and thought to yourself that you could sleep for a few more? Perhaps something from your evolutionary past is calling to you. A new study suggests human sleep is more efficient than that of other mammals because we have…