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…

Most people don't sleep any worse when taking medicines with sleep disturbance warnings

Medicines that carry warnings about sleep disturbances do not seem to contribute to the amount of sleep disturbances in the general population, according to new ‘real world’ research. The findings, which are published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology suggest that investigators may need to provide more careful…

Stroke severity worse for shift workers

On June 5, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research provides further evidence of the harms of shift work, after finding it may increase stroke severity by interfering with the body’s internal clock, with men faring worst. Researchers found stroke severity may be worse for shift workers, especially men. Study co-author David Earnest, Ph.D., of the…

Shift workers perform worse on cognitive test

On May 21, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A study of middle-aged and older men and women found that compared with non-shift workers, shift workers performed less well on a test that doctors use to screen for cognitive impairment. However, people who had not been shift-working for at least 5 years completed the test just as well…

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…