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

00 am and for those children aged 16 years, schools should open at 10:00 am.

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.

Coffee at night can disrupt sleep: Study

A double espresso three hours before bedtime can induce a 40-minute time delay in your body's internal clock, making it harder to go to sleep on time and more challenging to wake up in the morning, scientists have shown for the first time.

Want to avoid putting on weight – sleep for 7 to 8 hours

Middle-aged men who sleep less than six hours or more than 10 hours suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than men sleeping seven-eight hours per night, finds a new study.

Good sleep can lower effects of stress in kids 

Eight to nine hours of good quality sleep every night, combined with other healthy lifestyle behaviours, can reduce the negative consequences of stress in kids.

The snooze diaries: 7 health benefits of sleep

Excessive fatigue, stress, or idle­ness is a part of the stressful life we lead and only those who have suffered thus, can realize what the desire of much-wanted sleep may feel like.

Sleep at exact time daily to remain healthy

 The timing of your sleep is just as important as how much sleep you finally get, researchers from Washington State University have found.

Sleep properly to keep illness at bay

Scientists have revealed that insufficient sleep is connected to an increased chance of getting sick.

Unable to get enough sleep? You are more likely to catch this infection

People who do not get enough sleep are four times more likely than their well-rested counterparts to catch a cold, US researchers said Monday.

Looking at bright screens before sleeping can affect sleep patterns of young teens

A new study has revealed that looking at bright screens before going to bed can affect the sleep patterns of young teenagers.

Smartphone sensor to tell how well you sleep
Smartphone sensor to tell how well you sleep

A new sensor, once connected to a smartphone, can tell how well you sleep apart from monitoring the air quality around it.

'Stay awake' pill may boost brain function: Study

A drug that is used to help people with sleep disorders stay awake can boost cognitive functions in healthy people, a new study says.

Screen exposure hampers sleep in young teenagers

Even an hour of night-time light exposure - like from a smartphone, a TV or a tablet - can hamper the release of the sleep hormone in young teenagers.

Natural surroundings help men get adequate sleep

Living near a park or a sandy beach and an ocean view can help people - especially men and those who are above 65 - sleep better.

Indian-origin scientist discovers wake-sleep mechanism

 An Indian-American circadian rhythms expert at Northwestern University in Illinois, discovered how an animal's biological clock wakes it up in the morning and puts it to sleep at night.

Here's what switches our sleep button on and off

Ever wondered how you went off to sleep and how you woke after sleep?