What too much sleep can do to your health

On December 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

New research finds that both insufficient and excessive sleep may raise the risk of cardiovascular problems and premature death. New research finds that sleeping too much can raise the risk of early death and cardiovascular problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that a third of the…

Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks

On November 29, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Recent research has uncovered how light-sensitive cells in the eye can reset the internal clock when exposed to light. The light from our smartphones may affect our retinal cells, disrupting our circadian rhythms. The discovery could help explain why prolonged exposure to light that is out of sync with a…

Do you use music as a sleep aid?

On November 16, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

Participants in a study reported that music helps them fall asleep and removes internal and external stimuli that disrupt sleep habits. A high number of people use music to combat sleep disorders. Sleep disorders are changes in sleep patterns that increase the risk of health problems and can impact a…

Sleep deprivation may cause dehydration

On November 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

New research suggests that insufficient sleep may cause dehydration by disrupting the release of a hormone that is key to regulating hydration. Research indicates that sleep-deprived people should drink more water. Sleep deprivation has a wide range of adverse effects on a person’s health. Not only does insufficient sleep impair…

A new blood test may detect sleep deprivation

On September 25, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Lack of sleep is just as dangerous as excessive drinking when it comes to activities such as driving. The breathalyzer can reliably measure a person’s state of intoxication, but there’s currently no way of assessing someone’s tiredness. New research may soon change that, however. A blood test may soon be…

Lucid dreaming: Controlling the stories of sleep

On September 15, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Have you ever started dreaming and suddenly realized that you were in a dream? Have you ever managed to gain control over your dream narrative? If your answer to these is “yes,” you’ve experienced what is called lucid dreaming. What is lucid dreaming, and how can you achieve it? Lucid…

How can I sleep with rheumatoid arthritis?

On September 12, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

People with rheumatoid arthritis may find that pain or discomfort prevents them from falling asleep. Not sleeping well can have an impact on the severity of a person’s symptoms, as well as their general well-being. But there are some things that people can try that may help with sleep. Rheumatoid…

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

On September 8, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. A new study investigates the link between sleep and diabetes. Sleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We…

How to tell if stress is affecting your sleep

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

Stress often impacts on sleep quality and duration. Stress and a lack of sleep can both have a severe impact on physical and mental health. Experts recommend that people aim for 7–9 hours of sleep a night, depending on their age and other factors. According to the Centers for Disease…

Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men

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

Men who have erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, or other urologic conditions are often at higher risk for depression and sleep disorders. Physicians need to screen for this and refer them for specialist care. Men with urologic conditions such as erectile dysfunction are more likely to have depression and sleep disorders….