Sleep loss can damage body cells

Sleep deprivation causes damage to cells, especially in the liver, lung, and small intestine, says a study, adding that sleep recovery following deprivation heals the damage.

Sleep deprivation caused memory loss could be tackled

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that a particular set of cells in a small region of the brain are responsible for memory problems due to sleep loss.

Gene mutation that counters effects of sleep deprivation found

A gene mutation that allows people to function normally on less than six hours of sleep per night has been identified, scientists say.

Time of medical tests impacts results

The time of day and sleep deprivation have a significant effect on your metabolism, says a new research.

24-hour sleep deprivation can lead to schizophrenia symptoms

Twenty-four hours of sleep deprivation can lead to conditions in healthy persons similar to the symptoms of schizophrenia, says a study.

Sleep deprivation increases risk of childhood obesity

Take note of how many hours of sleep your baby is getting as researchers have found that sleep deprivation during infancy and early childhood increases risk of obesity and adiposity or overall body fat later.

Daily routines may influence sleep quality, quantity

Maintaining a consistent daily routine may be linked to better sleep, according to a small new study.

Women need more sleep than men: Study

According to a study, women need an extra 20 minutes of sleep each night.Women need more sleep than men and often don`t get enough. Not getting enough sleep is the major reason behind a host of different illnesses and health issues like obesity, heart disease and depression.

Ageing, sleep deprivation could lead to diabetes

Researchers have showed that stress in pancreatic cells due to sleep deprivation could contribute to the loss or dysfunction of these cells important to maintaining proper blood sugar levels.

How sleep loss adversely affects immune system

Researchers have identified the genes that are most susceptible to sleep deprivation and are examining if these genes are involved in the regulation of the immune system.

Lack of sleep will make you buy more food next day

People, who were deprived of one night`s sleep, bought more calories and grams of food in a mock supermarket the next day, according to a new study.

Sleep deprivation may make you look less trustworthy

Sleep deprivation affects facial features like eyes, mouth and skin, and these features function as signs of sleep loss to other people, according to a new study.

Poor sleep tied to kids` lower academic performance

Children who have trouble sleeping tend to do worse in school than their peers who get a good night`s sleep, a new study suggests.

How to maintain regular sleep pattern for kids revealed

A doctor of paediatrics has offered some tips on how to get your kids to sleep at a regular time interval.

Blame poor sleep for unhealthy cravings for junk food

Sleep deprivation can make us crave for junk food more than healthy food, a new study has revealed.

Sleep deprivation leads to excessive worrying

Researchers at UC Berkeley have found that lack of sleep may play a key role in ramping up the brain regions that contribute to excessive worrying.

Sleep deprivation in teens linked to poor dietary choices

Well-rested teenagers tend to make more healthy food choices than their sleep-deprived peers, according to a new study.

Seven ways to get a good night`s sleep

We know that there are many health benefits of getting enough sleep, and that the negative impacts of sleep deprivation can be severe.

Sleep deprivation causes men to over perceive women`s sexual interest and intent

One night of sleep deprivation leads to an increase in men`s perceptions of both women`s interest in and intent to have sex, a new study has suggested.

Gene that becomes more active after sleep deprivation identified

A researcher at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has tried to identify a human gene that is more active after sleep deprivation by studying fruit flies.