Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks

On November 29, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Recent research has uncovered how light-sensitive cells in the eye can reset the internal clock when exposed to light. The light from our smartphones may affect our retinal cells, disrupting our circadian rhythms. The discovery could help explain why prolonged exposure to light that is out of sync with a…

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…

When is the best time to drink water?

On March 18, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Hydration is essential for health, but what are the benefits and drawbacks of drinking water before going to bed? The human body needs water to perform normal bodily functions. It is therefore vital for a person to drink water every day. However, there is some debate about whether people should…

Why you feel tired all the time

On February 1, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Do you often ask yourself, “Why am I so tired all the time?” If so, this article may be the perfect read for you; we have compiled a list of some of the most common reasons for tiredness and what you can do to bounce back into action. There are…

Can't sleep? Time to write your to-do list, study says

On January 15, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study brings good news for those of us who can’t make it through a day without making lists, especially if we also happen to have trouble falling asleep at night. It turns out that to-do lists may be the answer to some of our troubles, at least. Can…

How sleep helps us to remember and forget at the same time

On August 9, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

According to new research, while we sleep, our brains clear out unwanted memories and help us to form new ones. Can we both learn and unlearn while we sleep? A new study suggests that we can. Both processes occur during different phases of sleep, the research shows. Our brains have…

What time we eat affects our biological clock, study finds

On June 2, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

The human body works around the clock. Our biological functions follow 24-hour cycles, or circadian rhythms, which are physiological and mental changes that are driven by our internal biological clocks. New research explains how we can reset one of these body clocks. Having meals at timed intervals could help to…

Could less time in bed prevent chronic insomnia?

On June 14, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

People who find it difficult to fall or stay asleep may be surprised to learn that new research suggests they should try spending less time in bed as a way to prevent chronic insomnia. The finding supports the idea that the way to tackle insomnia is to avoid increasing sleep…

Molecular switch keeps the circadian clock running on time

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

Circadian rhythms help everything from plants to humans coordinate with the daily light-dark cycle, but how this natural clock keeps accurate time, or why it goes awry in people with sleep disorders, is still under investigation. New findings, published October 1 in Molecular Cell, suggest that a molecular switch balances…

Study shows that teens lose sleep after change to daylight saving time

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Study is first to measure negative effects of daylight saving time using objective measurements of sleep duration and vigilance in high school students A new study shows that high school students lose sleep on school nights following the change to daylight saving time that occurs in March. The loss…