Poor sleep may lead to extreme gestational weight gain

The study involved 751 nulliparous women with a singleton gestation.

Sleep problems stress teenagers more

In stress tests, the researchers found that cortisol levels that indicate increased stress response are higher in adolescents with sleep problems.

Low vitamin D levels don't worsen sleep apnea

Contradicting common perception, researchers have found that low levels of vitamin D, also known as the "sunshine vitamin", does not cause or worsen sleep apnea.

Have sleep problems? Drink a glass of milk taken from cows at night!

According to researchers, milk collected during night time has high amounts of tryptophan and melatonin, supplements proven to aid sleep and reduce anxiety.

Intense exercise can lead to sleep disturbance

The researchers discovered that even as little as nine days of intense training can cause 'significant and progressive decline in sleep quality'.

Lead exposure hampers children's sleep quality

Lead exposure in early in life is associated with increased risk of sleep problems and excessive daytime sleepiness in later childhood, says a new study.

The 'perfect formula' for a good night's sleep in winter!

According to the survey, 55% of Britons have trouble sleeping due to cold and discomfort’ in the bedroom during the winter months.

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.

Poor sleep causes negativity in women with bipolar disorder

Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, says a new study.

Sleep problems linked to alcohol consumption in teenagers

Teenagers who sleep less or stay awake late in the night are significantly more likely to consume alcohol and marijuana as compared to their peers who report better sleep patterns, says a new research.

Insomnia tied to lower pain tolerance

People suffering from insomnia and other sleep problems have increased sensitivity to pain, a new research, involving over 10,000 adults, has found.

Indian-origin duo develop app to detect sleep apnea at home

A team of Indian-American researchers from the University of Washington (UW) has developed an app that uses a smartphone to wirelessly test for obstructive sleep apnea in a person's bedroom.

Menopause plays no role in sleep difficulties

Menopause neither increases nor creates any difficulty in sleeping amongst women, says a University of Pennsylvania study.

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.

Insomnia symptoms mediate relationship between suicide, alcohol use

A new study has recently provided a link between suicide risk with insomnia and alcohol use.

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.

Alcohol addiction recovery may trigger insomnia

For people in the early phases of recovery from alcohol addiction, insomnia is a "prevalent and persistent" problem, says a study.

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.

Shortage of sleep can shrink your brain

A new study has revealed that shortage of sleep can rapidly reduce the size of people's brains.

Benefits and drawbacks of napping!

Most of us love napping during the day, but one needs to understand the pros and cons of it. While napping has many health benefits, resting at the wrong time or for too long time can have negative effects.