Heart attack risk higher in those who sleep too little or too much

On September 4, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

The right amount of sleep is protective of heart health. This was the conclusion of new research that found sleep duration can influence a person’s risk of heart attack, regardless of other heart risk factors, including genetic ones. New research tracks sleep duration and a person’s risk of a heart…

Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

On August 21, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Some studies have identified links between sleep apnea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnea. New research finds that women with a severe form of sleep apnea are more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis. The recent study,…

Being a pessimist or an optimist may affect your sleep

On August 10, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research finds “significant associations” between a person’s optimistic disposition and their sleep quality. New research suggests that optimistic people are likelier to sleep better. Sleep deprivation is a major public health concern. In fact, around 30% of adults in the United States do not get the amount of sleep…

What is the link between sleep apnea and depression?

On July 25, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research has explored the link between sleep apnea and depression and suggests that the former may be one reason that depression treatments fail. Treating sleep apnea with a CPAP machine may reduce the symptoms of depresson. Around 20–30% of people with depression and other mood disorders do not get…

When's the best time to take a warm bath for better sleep?

On July 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Taking a warm shower or bath before bedtime is a known way to improve sleep, but when’s the perfect time to do it? A new study has the answer. Research finds the perfect time to take that warm bath before bedtime. For those who struggle to get a decent amount…

What to know about sleep aids

On July 17, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

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Poor sleep may hinder weight loss, study shows

On July 2, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

An unhealthy weight can affect a person’s well-being in various ways. That is why many people make a conscious effort to lose excess body weight. But, it turns out that a hidden factor — sleeping patterns — could easily thwart these efforts. Poor quality, irregular sleep may prevent people from…

How lack of sleep harms circulation

On June 9, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Scientists have long been aware of the relationship between insufficient sleep and poor cardiovascular health. However, exactly how the lack of adequate sleep can harm circulation has remained unclear. A new study now uncovers some of the potential mechanisms. Sleeplessness impairs crucial mechanisms that keep cardiovascular problems at bay, shows…

Regular sleep schedule likely benefits metabolic health

On June 6, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Having a regular pattern of going to bed and waking up could be protective of metabolic health. A new study has linked the habit to a lower chance of developing risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol. Having a regular sleep…

What to know about deep sleep

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Slow wave sleep, also called deep sleep, is an important stage in the sleep cycle that enables proper brain function and memory. While most adults are aware that they should aim for between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night, the science of sleep is quite complex. The two…