How losing a night's sleep loss can cost your body

Scientists have shown that not sleeping for a night can alter the genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout our body.

Sleep loss of one night can alter genes

Losing even one night of sleep can alter your genes, putting you at an increased risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, new research says.

Just one night of sleep loss can alter your genes

Genes that control the biological clocks in cells throughout the body are altered after losing just a single night of sleep, scientists have found.

Sleep apnea increases depression risk in men

In a new study, scientists have found a strong link between severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and heightened risk of depression in men.

Working in shifts can cause disorder in sleep patterns

Working in shifts disrupts the normal cycle of employees, creating sleep-related health problems, finds a new study.

How sleep deprivation affects our decision making power during crises

Lack of sleep can do more than just making us feel drowsy, for a new study claims that if a person was deprived of "shut eye" time, it could hamper their decision-making power in time of crisis.

Losing 30 minutes of sleep every day may promote weight gain

A new research has speculated that losing 30 minutes of sleep per day may promote weight gain and adversely affect blood sugar control.

Sleeping too much or too less can actually kill you

If you tend sleep over 9 hours or less than 6, chances are you might die early.

Hormone can get you good night's sleep amid noise

Using melatonin hormone can provide better quality sleep compared to using an eye mask and earplugs in a noisy and illuminated environment, researchers report.

Brain waves reveal insomnia risk

Stress may trigger insomnia, but those with a lower amount of a particular pattern of brain waves are at even greater risk of developing the disorder, research has found.

Why a good night's sleep helps keep diabetes, obesity at bay

A new study has shed light on the links between sleep loss and diabetes indicating that lack of sleep can elevate levels of free fatty acids in the blood, accompanied by temporary pre-diabetic conditions in healthy young men.

Why sleep loss could lead to weight gain

Following a night of total sleep deprivation, a brain region known as the "salience network" may lead us to eat more fat, new research has found.

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.