Effects from lack of sleep can cause many problems, ranging from quality of life issues such as daytime fatigue and hindered driving skills to health-related developments such as increased risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, obesity and even early death.
Smartphones have become a major part of many people’s everyday lives. More and more smartphone owners use their devices to text, email and surf the web throughout the day.
Now, some people have started using them in their sleep.
Scientists have long known that sleep is vital to learning and memory, but now, we might have a better understanding of what exactly is going on in the brain as we slumber.
Poor sleep may partially explain the association between depressive symptoms and death from cardiovascular causes, research indicates.
The study showed that depressive symptoms were associated with a significant 67% increased risk for cardiovascular mortality after taking into account sociodemographic variables, but significance was lost when sleep variables were also considered.
How did you sleep last night? A large number of Americans are taking prescription sleeping pills these days and it may make your trip to work more hazardous. Call it a sleeping pill hangover, if you will. The Food and Drug Administration is taking interest on effects between sleep aids and car accidents.
Researchers found study participants, mostly women with a history of breast cancer, reported significant improvements in sleep quality and sleep duration when they attended yoga sessions twice per week.
While exercise is often recommended to help with insomnia, a recent study by Northwestern University shows that the impact of hitting the gym might take some time to kick in when it comes to better sleep.
The length of an individual’s sleep appears to influence their participation level in exercise the next day, according to a small study published in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
To reach the top in tennis, you need several things, among them unbreakable stamina, a well-balanced diet, good coaching and dogged determination.
Oh, and it seems that getting a good night’s sleep comes in handy too.
Scientists have found that if you want your serve to be as devastating as Maria Sharapova’s or Andy Murray’s, it helps if you’ve enjoyed a proper rest beforehand.
Chicago, Illinois – Exercise is a common prescription for insomnia. But spending 45 minutes on the treadmill one day won’t translate into better sleep that night, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.