Eight hours. That’s the nightly sleep recommendation you hear most frequently, the gold standard for a healthy sleep routine. But what if it isn’t? I read this article in the Wall Street Journal with great interest, for it points to...
A study from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign reports that office workers with more natural light exposure at the office had longer sleep duration, better sleep quality, more physical activity and better quality of life compared to office workers with less light exposure in the workplace, reports. The study highlights the […]
Strong and healthy circadian function is vital to good sleep and to overall good health. Circadian rhythms have a significant influence over sleep, working in concert with the body’s internal sleep drive to regulate periods of both rest and alertness....
How accurate are your memories? If you are regularly shortchanging yourself on sleep, the answer is “not very.” Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In a study conducted by psychological scientist Steven J. Frenda of […]
Getting a good night’s rest is an essential part of any health and wellness routine, but our experiences with sleep-related issues are closely linked to our sex and gender. Sleep research must examine sex and gender differences with more study of sleep-related problems that affect women as well as potential treatments, according to a new […]
Learning and memory is enhanced by sleeping. New structural evidence linking sleep to these two aspects has been found by researchers at Langone Medical Center, New York University (NYU). The researchers used mice in their study. It was established that more dendritic spines developed in those mice that slept after learning a particular task. Show More Summary
Exploding head syndrome may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but it's a real sleep disorder.
7 Awful Effects of Sleep Deprivation Around half of the adults in the US said that they don’t get enough sleep each night. According to studies, sleep deprivation is connected to several problems, such as health problems and increased chances of vehicle crashes. Show More Summary
New research from a multidisciplinary team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania reveals that the single most important factor for improving cardiovascular health in obese obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients is weight loss. The study results are published in the New England Journal of Medicine. “In the U.S. almost 1 in 5 adults […]
Parents of young children often struggle to make sure everyone is getting enough rest, but it’s crucial to make sleep one of your most important family values. A new University of Illinois study suggests more parental sleep is related to more child sleep, which is related to decreased child obesity. “Parents should make being well […]
If you need a reason to make sleep a priority, consider this: research conducted at the Mexican Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) has revealed that chronic sleep loss can cause certain neurotoxic molecules, which normally circulate in the blood, to be transported to the central nervous system and interfere with the function of neurons. Beatriz Gómez […]
A good night’s sleep is everybody’s requirement, as it helps in refreshing the mind and preparing the body for the next day’s energy demands. However, quite a lot of people these days are not blessed enough to enjoy a sound sleep and suffer from various sleep disorders. Show More Summary
If you’re expecting, snoring at night might be a sign of a more serious problem. New University of Michigan-led research shows 1 in 2 hypertensive pregnant women who habitually snore may have unrecognized obstructive sleep apnea, a sleeping disorder that can reduce blood oxygen levels during the night and that has been linked to serious health […]
We live in a society where everyone has something to prove and success is somehow confused efficiency, and in turn less sleep. There are people who go to sleep at midnight and who wake up at 4:00 a.m., and they are the examples of this society. Following their model, there are many more who want […] The post Sleep Deprivation appeared first on Snoozester Sleep Blog.
What is Sleep? According to The Free Dictionary: Sleep is “a natural periodic state of rest for the mind and body, in which the eyes usually close and consciousness is completely or partially lost, so that there is a decrease in bodily movement and responsiveness to external stimuli. Show More Summary
Review the latest sleep articles available from this past month. Learn about the new medication Hetlioz and its use to treat Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder in blind people. Consider who should use it and how its effectiveness compares to melatonin. Show More Summary
Do without sleep now, and make up for it later. It’s a pretty common sleep strategy for adults with busy lives and demanding schedules that crowd out sufficient time for sleep on a daily basis. We’ve seen evidence in recent...
What is the problem? Too much light! A new study, The Relationship Between Obesity and Exposure to Light at Night: Cross-Sectional Analyses of Over 100,000 Women in the Breakthrough Generations Study, published in the American Journal...Show More Summary
Napping! Eric Barker, author of the other greatest blog on the internet, Barking Up The Wrong Tree, has a great post about Naps. Eric doesn’t write about sleep exclusively, but he has covered sleep-related topics in the past (again, and again). Show More Summary
You probably think a lot about your kids’ bedtime—but how much attention do you give to your children’s sleep environment? Light, sound, temperature, the degree of darkness—these are all factors that contribute to sleep environment. And that sleep environment can...