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…

The sleep diet: Could this work?

On January 10, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

It’s January. Many of us have noticed that our pants are slightly tighter than they were last year. How might we shift that extra weight without suffering the gym? Try an extra hour in bed, a new study suggests. Could we lose weight just by getting more sleep? Scientists based…

Are you a 'night owl'? You may have this genetic mutation

On April 6, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Few of us enjoy waking up early in the morning, but some people struggle more than most. According to a new study, if you fall asleep late and are finding it extremely hard to wake up early in the morning, you may have a genetic mutation that alters your circadian…

Why you might fall into a 'food coma' this Thanksgiving

On November 25, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Filling up on turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie is likely to be high on the agenda this Thanksgiving. By late afternoon, many of us will be fully immersed in a “food coma,” dozing in front of the TV with no intention of moving for the rest of the day. But…