Study debunks 3 common sleep myths

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

New research dispels some common sleep myths that prevent people from getting adequate rest and that may lead to health problems in the long run. Debunking common sleep myths is key for our overall health, suggests new research. Over a third of adults in the United States do not get…

This is how sleep loss alters emotional perception

On April 12, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

What does sleep deprivation do to the way in which we perceive various emotional stimuli? A researcher from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has written a thesis aiming to answer this question. Sleep deprivation makes us more likely to have negative emotional perceptions. Ever felt grumpy after a sleepless night?…

The effects of going more than 24 hours without sleep

On March 27, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Getting enough sleep is vital for both physical and emotional well-being. Sleep deprivation can lead to many short- and long-term health effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years get at least 7 hours of sleep a night….

Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts

On March 12, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

When we sleep poorly, we may feel less inclined to participate in social activities. Now, researchers have found evidence that being sleep-deprived can not only make us less sociable, but it can also prevent our peers from seeking us out. Poor sleep can render us more unsociable and isolated, researchers…

Could sleep apnea be a risk factor for Alzheimer's?

On March 11, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

The majority of people with sleep apnea do not receive a diagnosis. However, brain scans have revealed that there may be an association between this condition and a form of dementia. There may be an association between sleep apnea and dementia, according to a recent study. According to the American…

Why do we sleep? Scientists find brain repair mechanism

On March 8, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep is an important part of the daily life cycle of most animals — including humans. But when an animal sleeps, it leaves itself defenseless in the face of danger. So, what makes sleeping so important that we all take this risk? What effect does sleep have on individual brain…

This sleep disorder puts people at 'very high risk' of Parkinson's

Research has linked a particular sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. What characterizes this sleep problem, and can its presence be a good way to predict Parkinson’s risk? People who experience a sleep disorder that causes them to act out…

Sleeping more on weekends does not make up for past sleep loss

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

Whenever we sleep poorly throughout the week, we comfort ourselves with the thought that we will make up for lost slumber at the weekend. However, a new study brings us bad news: sleeping in at the weekend does not reverse the damage of chronic sleep loss. Researchers warn that we…

Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

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

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. OSA increases hypertension risk. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes sporadic airflow blockages during sleep. All of the different types of sleep apnea, OSA is the…

Why sleep is good for your arteries

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

Fresh evidence suggests that sleep regulates a mechanism that can help to protect arteries from hardening. The finding reinforces the notion that good-quality sleep is important for cardiovascular health. Sleep is integral to good health, and a new study delves into how it keeps our cardiovascular system healthy. Scientists from…