E-readers may face shift in circadian clock

 Scientists have found that contrary to the belief that e-reading helps one sleep at night, in reality it may cause a shift in your circadian clock, harming your sleep quality.

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.

Chronic lack of sleep, sleep-related breathing problems may double obesity risk in kids

A new study has revealed that sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep may each double the risk of a child becoming obese by age 15.

Alcohol hampers body's ability to adjust sleep

 A team of Indian American scientists from the University of Missouri has found that drinking alcohol to fall asleep interferes with body's natural ability to regulate sleep.

Lack of sleep may lead to dementia

Scientists have found that people who don't sleep much or are suffering from sleep apnea were possibly likelier to develop dementia.

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.

Daydreaming, reality run in opposite directions

While tracking brain activity in people who imagined scenes or watched videos, researchers have discovered that as people daydream, its path through the brain runs opposite reality.

Learn lessons to quit smoking during sleep

Some of our brain regions remain active even during slumber and researchers have found that certain conditioning during sleep can change behaviour such as quitting smoking or giving up other addictions.

Early schooling hours not in tune with kids' sleep patterns

Early schooling hours could deprive teenagers of adequate sleep and hamper their academic performance, a study suggests.

Will Smith's wife finds it 'sexy' that he takes her pics in her sleep
Will Smith's wife finds it 'sexy' that he takes her pics in her sleep

Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed that her husband Will Smith, who takes pics of her in her sleep, keeps a secret photo diary of her.

Are you sleeping with your smartphone?
Are you sleeping with your smartphone?

A considerable number of people take their smartphones with them to bed - some even holding them in their hands as they dream, said a survey.

Sleep disturbances linked to higher Alzheimer's risk in men

Elderly men with self-reported sleep disturbances run a higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease than men without self-reported sleep disturbances, says a study.

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Bad sleep quality, not duration, triggers insomnia

Sleep problems like insomnia being reported among the elderly are more likely because of bad sleep quality and not their duration.

Wearing dentures during sleep doubles pneumonia risk

The elderly who forget to take their dentures out before going to sleep not only put their oral health in danger but also double the risk of contracting pneumonia, new research shows.

New method of transition point from 'awake to asleep' developed

Scientists have recently developed a new statistical method and behavioral task to get a deeper insight into the point of transition from awake to asleep in human beings.

Poor sleep linked to osteo-arthritis in cycle of distress

New research has confirmed that sleep disturbances are initially associated with depressive symptoms and pain but not disability. Over time, however, poor sleep was found to increase depressive symptoms and disability but not pain.

Turning off electronics helps kids sleep better: Study

 Children who leave electronic devices on at night sleep up to one hour less on average per night, a new US study has found.

Energy drinks may ruin your sleep

Although energy drinks may enhance athlete's performance, they also cause insomnia and nervousness, a study said.