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.

Poor sleep may increase Alzheimer`s risk

A new study has revealed that shorter sleep duration and lower sleep quality are both associated with onset and progression of Alzheimer`s disease in adults.

Sleep very important to maintain healthy lifestyle

Three new studies have shown that in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is important for adults to seek treatment for a sleep illness and aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.

Excessive use of internet `causing sleep problems`

A new survey has revealed that one out of 10 people do not sleep properly at night in order to stay in touch on the internet.

Yoga may help fight major mental disorders

Yoga, the 5,000-year-old Indian practice, has positive effects on mild depression and sleep complaints, even in the absence of drug treatments.

Restless legs syndrome in men linked to early death

Men, who experience restless legs syndrome -RLS- may have a higher risk of dying earlier, according to a new research.

Why people with restless legs syndrome have difficulty falling asleep

Johns Hopkins researchers believe they may have solved the mystery behind sleepless nights associated with restless legs syndrome (RLS), a symptom that persists even when the disruptive, overwhelming nocturnal urge to move the legs is treated successfully with medication.

Too much technology can make you a victim of `semi-somnia`

Experts including one of Indian origin are now beginning to put special focus on a newly identified sleep disorder called “semi-somnia”, which is claiming growing numbers of sufferers.