Get eight-hour sleep to enhance memory

Do you want to better remember new names and faces? Go, hit the sack. According to researchers, people are better at remembering faces and names if they get eight-hour sound sleep after seeing those faces and names for the first time.

Sleep-deprived life is `kidney-buster`, indeed

The researchers found that women sleeping less than 5 hours per night had a 65 percent increased likelihood of experiencing a rapid decline in kidney function compared with women sleeping 7 to 8 hours per night, after controlling for various factors.

Can't sleep? Blame your phone

The study concluded that there was a clear trend for new devices to be bigger, brighter, have higher levels of contrast and emit more blue light.

Better sleep, tai chi cut inflammation

 Insomnia, one of the most common sleep disorders, is associated with increased risk for depression, medical comorbidities, and mortality.

Less sleep may affect kidney

 Shorter sleep duration can lead to a more rapid decline in kidney function, says a new study.

Lack of sleep ups diabetes risk

Lack of sleep reduces the body's sensitivity to insulin, impairing the ability to regulate blood sugar and increasing the risk of diabetes, the researchers explained.

Masculinity, energy drink use, sleep problems linked

Energy drinks have grown in popularity for many Americans, but there is growing concern about the health risks of consuming them in large quantities.

Increased sleep, chronic short sleep linked to diabetes in women

The researchers found that chronically sleeping six hours or less per day as well as increases in sleep duration of more than two hours per day were associated with modest increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Five simple tips for reducing forgetfulness!

Here are a few tips that can help sharpen your memory and reduce forgetfulness.

Lack of sleep may zap cell growth, brain activity

Although the research was conducted in plants, the concepts may well translate to humans, according the researchers.

Sleep interruptions not good for your mood

It was also found that the forced awakening group had shorter periods of deep, slow-wave sleep and that interrupted sleep affected different domains of positive mood; it reduced not only energy levels, but also feelings of sympathy and friendliness.

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.

Reward and daytime nap boost memory

Giving children rewards and allowing them a short nap after a period of learning can significantly boost their ability to remember new facts and skills for a long period, new research suggests.

Relax! No day nap or eight-hour sleep for our ancestors either

One myth dispelled by the results is that in earlier eras people went to bed at sundown. The subjects of the study stayed awake an average of three hours and 20 minutes after sunset.

Relax! No day nap or eight-hour sleep for our ancestors either

Our ancestors stayed up late into the evening, averaging less than 6.5 hours of sleep and rarely took naps.

Understanding sleep paralysis: Seven interesting facts you should know

Sleep paralysis is a malevolent experience. Something that can leave you in terror for days to come. Therefore, knowing the phenomenon well is essential.

Teenage night owls at high obesity risk

 If your teenage kid loves to spend night time with gadgets, ask him or her to reduce this habit as this may make him fat in just five years' time.

BP pills before sleep lower diabetes risk too

 Taking blood pressure pills at bedtime rather than in the morning not only reduces BP while asleep but also lowers the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, promising research has revealed.

Soft beds are passé; sleep on floor for good health!

Not many our aware that sleeping on the floor further enhances the healing process and this sleeping style is also popular in the Japanese culture.


Children falling ill due to lack of sleep

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