7 ways to stay fit and healthy

Staying fit and healthy plays an important role in our life.

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.

Fat tongue linked to sleep apnea risk

Obese adults with a significantly larger tongue and higher percentage of fat are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea than others, says a study.

Human sleep pattern may have evolved first in oceans
Human sleep pattern may have evolved first in oceans

The cells that control our rhythms of sleep and wakefulness may have first evolved in the ocean - hundreds of millions of years ago - in response to pressure to move away from the Sun, a new study has found.

Lack of sleep hits student's academic performance

A new study has revealed that lack of sleep in adolescents may result in their poor academic performances.

Sleep apnea affects women too

Just as men too can have breast cancer, the masculine tag attached to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is also misleading as the disease is not rare among women.

New 'sleep node' in brain discovered

Researchers have discovered a sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem that enables us to fall into deep sleep.

Sleep well to avoid sick leaves

Is taking a lot of sick leaves tarnishing your image at work? Following a good sleep hygiene can lower the risk of falling sick that often, says a new fascinating study.

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.

Sleep it over: Four ways for a good night's sleep

Cherries are rich in melatonin which is a sleep inducing hormone. Munch a few cherries as the evening snacks and feel the difference.

Five ways to tackle migraine

Migraine headaches are one of the most painful things that a person can experience.

Mobile phones cause changes in metabolism

Mobile phones are certainly causing some changes in the human body`s metabolism unlike claims made by cellular operators, medical experts have said.

Sleep helps in learning piano `like` body movement sequences

A new study has revealed that sleep is an important factor in the learning of body`s movement as it helps to learn sequences of movements just like playing piano.

Sleepless teens likelier to get obese

A new study has demonstrated that teenagers who get less than six hours of sleep a night might be at risk of being obese as compared to their peers who sleep more than eight hours.

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.