Poor sleep leads to alcohol and drug addiction

Sleep difficulties and hours of sleep can predict a number of specific problems, including binge drinking, driving under the influence and risky sexual behaviour, shows a study.

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.

Novel way to control internal body clock

The discovery of a small molecule that controls internal body clock can help manage circadian rhythm and treat problems like sleep and anxiety disorders, say researchers.

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.

Going to bed early can help you worry less

A new study has revealed that when a person goes to bed and how long they sleep at a time affects how much they worry.

Sleep protein protects from cancer

A new protein responsible for regulating the body's sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm, also protects the body from developing sporadic forms of cancers, new research has found.

New system may soon make sleep disorders history

A team of researchers has come up with a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling asleep, which may help in diagnosing sleep disorders.

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.

Sleep apnea affects everyday memory

Sleep apnea may affect your ability to form new spatial memories such as remembering where you parked your car, a research found.

Alcohol can disrupt sleep even after quitting

Chronic alcohol exposure can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, not just when one actively drinks but even years after one stops drinking.

Lack of sleep hits student's academic performance

A new study has revealed that lack of sleep in adolescents may result in their poor academic performances.

Sleep apnea may lead to resistant high BP

There is a strong link between severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of elevated blood pressure despite the use of high blood pressure medications, an alarming study indicates.

Sleep loss can lead to memory lapses

Most of us face problems in getting a sound sleep due to several factors like work pressure, family responsibilities, relationship issues, etc.

Early birds likelier to be `less moral` in evenings

A new study has revealed that people who wake up early in the morning are more likely to behave immorally and cheat in the night.

Sleep better: Eat these 5 foods to fall asleep

Most of us face problems in getting a sound sleep. There may be several factors that can be responsible for this, like work pressure, family responsibilities, relationship issues, etc.

Full moon night may reduce sleep by 20 minutes

Next time when your grandmother tells you a folklore as you try to sleep on a full moon night, tell her to cut short as you are going to lose some sleep owing to the effect of lunar cycle on your brain.

New study confirms link between sleep apnea and diabetes

A new study of more than 8,500 Canadian patients has demonstrated a link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the development of diabetes.

Insufficient sleep ups obesity and overall body fat among kids

Researchers have found evidence that children who consistently received less than the recommended hours of sleep during infancy and early childhood had increases in both obesity and in adiposity or overall body fat at age 7.

5 easy tips to stop snoring

Believe it or not, but snoring is a serious trouble. If a person snores occasionally, it is quite normal. But, if one tends to snore very often, it is time to be cautious as this can lead to serious problems.

TV viewing reduces young kids` sleep

Researchers have confirmed that television viewing indeed results in reduced sleep among young children.