Too much sleep could be worse for health than too little

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

Sleeping more or less than 7–8 hours per night could be bad for your health, with too much sleep being worse than too little, say researchers. Both too much and too little sleep can lead to poor health. An analysis of pooled data from dozens of studies covering more than…

Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes

On December 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Some people need more sleep than others, and a new study has found that our personal sleep requirements may be down to our genes. So, you’re not lazy after all — it’s your DNA’s fault. Scientists ask why some people can’t get out of bed. Some people can function perfectly…

Worrying about insomnia may do more harm than poor sleep

On November 10, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia actually does less harm than worrying about insomnia. Individuals who are convinced that they are insomniacs are at greater risk of fatigue, anxiety, and other health problems than people who do not view themselves so, regardless of whether they sleep well or not. So concludes a review of sleep research…

Neurofeedback treatment for insomnia no better than placebo

On February 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia is notoriously difficult to treat. One potential intervention that has received attention over the years is neurofeedback. Although it has shown some promise, a recent study comparing it with a placebo calls its abilities into question. How effective is neurofeedback? A new study reopens the debate. …

A clue as to why men sleep better than women

On September 13, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Are women more likely to have disturbed sleep than men, and if so, why? A new study published in PNAS suggests that being male or female has an impact on how well we are likely to sleep. A woman’s sleep cycle appears to be different from a man’s. …

Night shift work may affect women more than men

On April 19, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Night shift working could affect women’s ability to function more than men’s, suggests a study that compared men and women’s performance after experiencing 28-hour day schedules that delayed their sleep-wake cycle until it was out of sync with their internal 24-hour body clock. The study is the first to show…

Study: Homeschooled kids sleep more than others

On March 3, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study published in Behavioral Sleep Medicine shows that children who are taught at home get more sleep than those who go to private and public schools. The findings provide additional evidence of teens’ altered biological clocks and support an argument for starting traditional high school later in…

'More teens affected by CFS than previously recognized'

On January 26, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Around 1 in 50 children aged 16 years have chronic fatigue syndrome lasting at least 6 months. This is the conclusion of what is deemed the largest study to date of the disorder in children. Researchers estimated that almost 2% of 16-year-olds have CFS, and these teenagers miss around half…

Sleep interruptions worse for mood than overall reduced amount of sleep, study finds

On November 4, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A study led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers suggests that awakening several times throughout the night is more detrimental to people’s positive moods than getting the same shortened amount of sleep without interruption. As they report in the November 1 issue of the journal Sleep, researchers studied 62 healthy…

Interrupted sleep impacts mood more than lack of sleep, study finds

On November 3, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

After a bad night’s sleep, you are unlikely to be in the best of moods. But according to a new study, your bad mood may be down to lack of quality sleep, rather than lack of quantity. Researchers say interrupted sleep is more likely to lead to poor mood than…