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…

Is it time you went on a social media detox?

On April 14, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

In today’s world, social media is central to our lives. It helps us to stay in touch with our friends, promote our work, and follow the latest news. How do these networks impact our mental and physical health? Is it time to take a break from being permanently online? Social…

Lack of 'beauty sleep' might hinder your social life

On May 20, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research proves that there is such a thing as “beauty sleep,” after finding that just 2 nights of poor sleep can make one appear less attractive and healthy to others. Researchers say that just 2 nights of sleep deprivation can make one appear less attractive. Furthermore, researchers found…

1 in 5 young people lose sleep over social media

On January 17, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

1 in 5 young people regularly wake up in the night to send or check messages on social media, according to new research published in the Journal of Youth Studies. This night-time activity is making teenagers three times more likely to feel constantly tired at school than their peers…

Link between sleep and social participation may be key to healthy aging

On March 2, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep may be one of the most important factors for well-being; yet, according to the CDC, one in three adults does not get enough. Lack of sleep can lead to potential cognitive declines, chronic diseases and death. Now, research from the University of Missouri finds that older adults who…

Put the smartphone down: social media use and sleep disturbances linked

On January 27, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

It is a scene to which most of us can probably relate: the light on your smartphone is flashing, heralding a notification from Facebook or Twitter, or one of the myriad social networking sites you have willingly joined. But a new study may give you a reason to pause;…