Depression? It could be just sleep apnea

Just having suicidal thoughts need not necessarily suggest that you are suffering from depression as researchers have found that such depressive symptoms are extremely common in people who have obstructive sleep apnea, (OSA), a common sleep disorder.

Why insomnia is more common among women

Insomnia in adults is partially explained by genetic factors, and this heritability is higher in females than in males, suggests a new study on twins.

Coffee at night can disrupt sleep: Study

A double espresso three hours before bedtime can induce a 40-minute time delay in your body's internal clock, making it harder to go to sleep on time and more challenging to wake up in the morning, scientists have shown for the first time.

'Sleepless nights' could pose heart disease risks equivalent to smoking

In a new study, scientist have found that a bad night's sleep could trigger health risks equivalent to that of smoking.

Are you an isomniac? Your tweets may tell
Are you an isomniac? Your tweets may tell

Scientists have developed a "digital phenotype," or a baseline profile of what a person suffering from insomnia or other sleep disorders "looks" like on Twitter.

Playing flute lowers sleep apnea risk

If snoring is ruining your sound sleep, learning to play the flute can do wonders.

Asthma linked with increased obstructive sleep apnea risk

People suffering from asthma are at an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with adversely affecting health and a higher risk of death.

Smartphone soon to track sleep disorders
Smartphone soon to track sleep disorders

Researchers are working on a smartphone-based technology which can help track sleep disorders, like sleep apnea, much easier than visiting a doctor.

Sleep apnea leads to poor aerobic fitness

People with sleep apnea, in which breathing repeatedly starts and stops during slumber, are likely to have reduced aerobic fitness, even compared with those of similar body mass indices, new research shows.

Sleep apnea affects women too

Just as men too can have breast cancer, the masculine tag attached to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is also misleading as the disease is not rare among women.

Sleep apnea-caused brain damage can be reversed

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can help reverse brain damage caused by severe sleep apnea, says a study.

Suffering from sleep drunkenness?

A new study has explored a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness", which affects one in every seven people and causes episodes of waking up confused.

Five simple home remedies for Insomnia

Often you wake up in the middle of the night, you don`t fall asleep again no matter how much you try, instead you end up tossing and turning restlessly all through the night.

Three reasons why stress is bad for you!

Every human being experiences stress, which is a normal part of life. But, long-term exposure to stress can lead to serious health problems.

Age-related decline in sleep quality could be reversed

Researchers have suggested that age-related sleep decline can be prevented and might even be reversible.

Sleep disorders linked to reduced gray matter in brain

Troubled by inadequate sleep? See a doctor! A new study links lack of sleep with reduced gray matter in the brain and stresses the need to seek medical help if the problem persists.

Good night`s sleep may lower prostate cancer risk

Melatonin is produced exclusively at night in the dark and is an important output of the circadian rhythm.

Sleep disturbances linked to poor quality of life in obese

A new research has showed that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity.

Insomnia linked to higher mortality risk in men

Researchers have found that some insomnia symptoms, the most common sleep disorder, are associated with an increased risk of mortality in men.

Three superfoods to help to get a good night`s sleep

Experts suggest that eating a banana or drinking a glass of milk can help you get a sound sleep.