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.

Bad sleep may increase suicide risk in older adults

Older adults who complain of poor sleep quality, independent of a depressed mood, are at increased risk for suicide, says a study.

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.

Divorce can lead to high blood pressure

Just had a divorce and facing persistent sleep problems? Check your blood pressure as you may be at the risk of potentially harmful increase in blood pressure, says a study.

Dietary amino acids can relieve sleep problems after traumatic brain injury

Sleep problems impair attention and memory formation in TBI patients, who have a higher rate of functional disability and a higher cost of rehabilitation.

Heavy texting linked to sleep problems in youngsters

Researchers have reported that texting was a direct predictor of sleep problems among first-year students in a study that examined links among interpersonal stress, text-messaging behaviour, and three indicators of college students` health.

Kids` sleep problems all down to genes

Genes largely determine whether children sleep through the night, a new study has shown.

Sleep problems may double risk for prostate cancer

Men who have sleep problems, including difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, may be at twice the risk for prostate cancer, a new study has warned.

Lack of sleep may reduce a man`s sperm count

Sleep problems can drastically lower the fertility among young men, a study has warned.

Cherries may help you get a good night`s sleep

If you are having struggling with sleep problems, Central Otago cherries could be just the bedtime remedy.