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?

Sleep loss of one night can alter genes

Losing even one night of sleep can alter your genes, putting you at an increased risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, new research says.

Sleep-deprived brain can put you at risk

Sleep deprivation hampers our ability to accurately read facial expressions and can put us at various risks in daily life, shows a study.

Proper sleep is essential for good health!

A research has been made that sleep tells a lot about ones personality. Those who wake up early in the morning and eat their breakfast on time are healthy where else those who wake up late after 8 in the morning tend to increase more calories.

Cate Blanchett feels sleep deprived
Cate Blanchett feels sleep deprived

Actress Cate Blanchett says she is exhausted since expanding her family to four children.

Poor sleep may make you more impulsive

Sleep deprivation may put you at increased risk for succumbing to impulsive desires, inattentiveness and questionable decision-making, says a study.

Poor sleep causes negativity in women with bipolar disorder

Poor sleep is associated with negative mood in women with bipolar disorder, says a new study.

Here's how you may keep Alzheimer's at bay

 Many programs have been designed around the scientific evidence over the time that may help in preventing Alzheimer's disease.

Why we get less sleep now than our ancestors did

Access to artificial light and electricity has shortened the hours of sleep humans get each night, says a study that compared traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions to a more modern setting.

Less sleep? Blame easy access to electricity

As per a new study, easy access to electricity and artificial light triggers a measurable reduction in human sleep.

Genes decide how many hours you sleep

Most of us need seven to eight hours of sleep a night to function well, but some people seem to need a lot less sleep. The difference is largely due to genetic variability, new research says.

Future in-flight entertainment will know when you're asleep

The next generation of in-flight entertainment will include screens that know when you`ve fallen asleep, while new apps will very soon let you sync your personal devices with the onboard system.