Sleep

Sleep apnoea may increase alzheimer's risk in elderly

Sleep apnoea may increase alzheimer's risk in elderly

Alzheimer's disease is a "progressive neurodegenerative disorder" that destroys memory and other important mental functions, researchers from New York University said.
 

Nov 10, 2017, 19:22 PM IST
Sleep disturbance in diabetic women can be fatal, says study

Sleep disturbance in diabetic women can be fatal, says study

The findings suggest that a comprehensive sleep evaluation for diabetes patients should also include tests on symptoms such as neuropathic pain and fatigue.

Nov 09, 2017, 12:58 PM IST
Sleep deprivation could make you gain weight, says study

Sleep deprivation could make you gain weight, says study

Shorter sleep was also linked to reduced levels of High- density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol in the participants’ blood-another factor that can cause health problems, researchers said.

Oct 26, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
Limit smartphone usage to two hours a day to get good sleep, study tells teenagers

Limit smartphone usage to two hours a day to get good sleep, study tells teenagers

Delving further into the data, researchers learned that the more time young people reported spending online, the less sleep they got.

Oct 26, 2017, 18:00 PM IST
Excessive smartphone use may cause sleep deprivation in teens

Excessive smartphone use may cause sleep deprivation in teens

Most sleep experts agree that adolescents need nine hours of sleep each night to be engaged and productive students; less than seven hours is considered to be insufficient sleep.

Oct 21, 2017, 17:48 PM IST
Seven-year-old boy wakes up after 11-day sleep

Seven-year-old boy wakes up after 11-day sleep

Doctors are trying to find clues about what made the seven-year-old Wyatt Shaw sleep for so long.

Oct 18, 2017, 20:32 PM IST
Visual learning linked to deep sleep

Visual learning linked to deep sleep

When we see something, our retinas transmit that image to the thalamus in the brain, where neurons send very basic visual information to the visual cortex to be processed, said study author Sara Aton, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan in the US.

Oct 04, 2017, 18:30 PM IST
Dream loss due to sleep deprivation a 'silent' health hazard

Dream loss due to sleep deprivation a 'silent' health hazard

Typical sleep follows a pattern in which deeper, non-REM sleep is prioritised by the body.

Oct 01, 2017, 18:03 PM IST
Falling asleep in a meeting? Not boredom, but your neurons are to blame

Falling asleep in a meeting? Not boredom, but your neurons are to blame

Lead author Yo Oishi said that the classic somnogen adenosine is a strong candidate for evoking the sleep effect in the nucleus accumbens.

Oct 01, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
Feeling Monday blues? Lack of sleep may just kill you

Feeling Monday blues? Lack of sleep may just kill you

 Unfortunately, sleep deprivation is the culprit behind a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert has said.

Sep 25, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
Jellyfish don't have brains, but they do sleep

Jellyfish don't have brains, but they do sleep

The findings push the origin of sleep further down the evolutionary tree of life - to before the emergence of a centralised nervous system.

Sep 24, 2017, 15:18 PM IST
Don't count on a pay rise for your wellbeing, study says sleep gives you a better life!

Don't count on a pay rise for your wellbeing, study says sleep gives you a better life!

Income had little impact on how well people felt, the researchers found, with a 50 percent pay rise lifting a wellbeing score by just 0.5. 

Sep 19, 2017, 12:09 PM IST
Sleeping with pet in bed affects quality of sleep

Sleeping with pet in bed affects quality of sleep

According to researchers, do not let your canines crawl under the covers with you. The sleep benefit extends only to having dogs in your bedroom, not in your bed, as adults who snuggled up to their pups in bed sacrificed quality sleep.

Sep 08, 2017, 11:28 AM IST
Sugarcane component may cut stress, help you sleep better

Sugarcane component may cut stress, help you sleep better

Currently available sleeping pills do not address stress component and often have severe side effects.

Sep 06, 2017, 20:43 PM IST
Here's another reason for ADHD – Poor sleep

Here's another reason for ADHD – Poor sleep

Struggling to concentrate, having too much energy and being unable to control behaviour - the main manifestations of ADHD. ADHD sufferers often show greater alertness in the evening, which is the opposite of what is found in the general population.

Sep 04, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
Sleep problems may cause ADHD

Sleep problems may cause ADHD

Many sufferers benefit from taking melatonin in the evening or bright light therapy in the morning, which can help reset the circadian rhythm.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:38 PM IST
Lack of sleep may increase risk of dementia in older adults!

Lack of sleep may increase risk of dementia in older adults!

A new research has claimed that older adults who don't get a good night's sleep are at higher risk of developing dementia.

Aug 24, 2017, 19:32 PM IST
Let your child sleep for extra hours, it will lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes

Let your child sleep for extra hours, it will lower risk of developing Type-2 diabetes

For adults, getting too much or not enough sleep both have been linked with adiposity and Type 2 diabetes.

Aug 16, 2017, 11:25 AM IST
Deep sleep may reinforce new motor skills

Deep sleep may reinforce new motor skills

Researchers at University of California San Francisco in the US found that during non-rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, slow brain waves bolster neural touch points that are directly related to a task that was newly learned while awake, while weakening neural links that are not.

Aug 14, 2017, 18:56 PM IST
Mobile videos may help parents stick to infants' sleep practices

Mobile videos may help parents stick to infants' sleep practices

Following recommended safe sleep practices can reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). 

Aug 09, 2017, 10:18 AM IST