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…

Cognition and sex differences in circadian rhythms

On April 19, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Shifted sleep-wake cycles might differently influence brain function in men and women, according to a study. Circadian rhythms affect brain function via the sleep-wake cycle, but whether the effects differ between men and women is unknown. Derk-Jan Dijk and colleagues compared the effects of circadian phase and sleep-wake…