Study: Sleep-deprived preschoolers eat more

On October 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

The preschoolers, all regular afternoon nappers, were deprived of roughly three hours of sleep on one day – they had no afternoon nap and were kept up for about two hours past their normal bedtime – before being awakened at their regularly scheduled times the next morning. …

Exercise can increase levels of hunger-promoting endocannabinoids even if you are sleep-deprived

A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids – which target the same receptors as cannabis – are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute exercise can modulate this effect. Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to an increased risk of…

Sleep-deprived teens find it harder to cope with stress

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

If your teenage son or daughter is reacting badly to stress, he or she might be in need of better quality sleep, according to research published online in Physiology and Behavior. Lack of sleep in teens leads to extra stress and poor functioning. Nearly 70% of American adolescents…