Depression, anxiety, impulsive behaviour and poor cognitive performance in children is affected by the amount of sleep they have, researchers from the University of Warwick have found.advertisement Sleep states are active processes that support reorganisation of brain circuitry. This makes sleep especially important for children, whose brains are developing and reorganizing rapidly. In the paper […]Read More Children’s mental health is affected by sleep duration
Woman waking up from bed (stock image).Credit: © volha_r / Adobe Stock Biologists from The University of Manchester have explained for the first time why having a good night’s sleep really could prepare us for the rigours of the day ahead.advertisement The study in mice and published in Nature Cell Biology, shows how the body clock mechanism […]Read More Beauty sleep could be real, say body clock biologists
A preliminary study by researchers at Uppsala University has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau — a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease — in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest. The study is published in the […]Read More Losing a night of sleep may increase blood levels of Alzheimer’s biomarker
REM — Rapid Eye Movement — is not only the name of a successful American rock band, but also and not least a characteristic eye movement in paradoxical sleep, so in the stage with high dream activity. This sleep phase has a peculiarity: Although the muscle tone of the sleeping person completely relaxed, the eyes […]Read More Neurons responsible for rapid eye movements/REM during sleep
Whether you’re traveling for work or for fun, nothing ruins the start of a trip quite like jet lag. Engineers affiliated with the Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA) Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a way to deliver personalized advice using smart wearable technology that would help travelers adjust more quickly.advertisement In a […]Read More A new way to optimize sleep and light exposure can reduce jet lag and improve alertness
Getting a good night’s sleep could be beneficial for long-term health. A pioneering new study led by Dr. Lu Qi, director of the Tulane University Obesity Research Center, found that even if people had a high genetic risk of heart disease or stroke, healthy sleep patterns could help offset that risk. The study is published […]Read More Can good sleep patterns offset genetic susceptibility to heart disease and stroke?
Person using mobile phone (stock image).Credit: © leungchopan / Adobe Stock Contrary to common belief, blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought — according to University of Manchester scientists.advertisement According to the team, using dim, cooler, lights in the evening and bright warmer lights in the day may be […]Read More Blue light may not be as disruptive to our sleep patterns as originally thought
Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are published in Sleep Health, the journal of the National Sleep Foundation.advertisement “Nurses are sleeping, on average, less than […]Read More Nurses sleep less before a scheduled shift, hindering patient care and safety