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Probing the neuron connections of anxiety and sleep

Tokyo - When someone is anxious sleeplessness is a common side-effect. But why is this? Researchers have been investigating the underlying mechanisms in the brain that link insomnia to anxiety.

Scientists suggests beauty sleep actually works

Stockholm - Beauty sleep appears to be a real thing, according to scientists. A report indicates that those who miss out on the right amount of sleep appear less attractive to others.

Rise in sleep related problems with children

London - Children admitted to hospital due to sleep related problems has ore than tripled in the U.K. during the past ten years. This relates to children aged under 14 years.

Is social media use affecting sleep patterns?

Cardiff - Obsession with social media is taking its toll, especially among young people. A new report has found one in five young people are making do with less sleep due to social media use; and this sleep deprivation is having an impact.

Parts of the brain fall asleep and wake up again

When people are awake the brain’s activity moves through states described as waves. This new observation seems to relate to how much attention is paid at a given point in time and may explain attention lapses.

Shift work sleep deprivation affects the function of the heart

A new study, looking at the effects of insufficient sleep (as might occur with jet lag or shift work), indicates that the heart can be adversely affected.

Lack of sleep leads to more eating

London - People who sleep below the recommended minimum (that's less than seven hours per night) tend to eat more than those who get a good night's sleep, according to a new study.

Essential Science: Sleep deprivation alters the brain differently

Sleep deprivation, over a long period, causes harm to the brain as well as increasing the risk of accidents. New research suggests the effect on the brain is not straightforward, with different regions and brain functions affected in varying ways.

Waking and sleeping states need a ‘chemical cocktail’

The act of falling asleep and then waking up is more complex, and slightly different, than previously thought, according to new research. The process involves a chemical cocktail.

Street lights linked with poor sleep pattern

There are various causes of insomnia, ranging from stress and worry, to social habits like the use of e-readers. However, there could be another reason — street lighting.

New study proves social media abuse can be detrimental to sleep

Can't sleep at night? Maybe you're spending too much time on Facebook or Youtube. A new research found an association between sleep disturbances and Social Media (SM) abuse.

Developers of 'original night mode' app f.lux respond to iOS 9.3

A new feature in Apple's latest iOS update, iOS 9.3,made headlines this week. Night Mode automatically shifts the brightness and temperature of the display to reduce blue light at night. It is similar to established app f.lux, recently blocked on iOS.

Sleeping on your left side increases chance of nightmares

Want to avoid the chance of waking up in a cold sweat following a stomach-churning nightmare? Then sleep on your right-hand side, according to new research.

Tasked with saving humanity, climate envoys can't stay awake

Le Bourget - They have been tasked with saving humanity but, as UN climate talks went into much-feared overtime on Friday, many exhausted envoys could barely stay awake.

This UK school starts in the afternoon for its tired teenagers

Hampton - A school in the U.K. has started classes for teenagers at 1.30 p.m. because this fits better with the body clock of young people. The start-times have been running for a year, with success.

Crocodiles can sleep with one eye open

A new study from Australia has found that crocodiles can sleep with one eye open, allowing the reptile to keep itself on alert.

Monk goes nine days without food, water or sleep

On Wednesday, a Japanese monk finished a nine-day ritual of not drinking, eating or sleeping as he chanted sutras 100,000 times.

Evening coffee readjusts your body clock

London - Drinking an amount of coffee equivalent to a double espresso three hours before going to sleep affects the body clock, sending it back by an hour. This has sleep implications.

Middle aged told to ‘get more sleep’

London - New government advice has been issued in the U.K., calling on the middle aged to sleep more and to make other changes to their lifestyle in order to become healthier.

Bring the sun into your home with the Silk smart lightbulb

A new smart LED lightbulb aims to improve your health, wellness and sleep patterns by providing you with light that is more akin to that of the sun. It slowly shifts from blue to red in the day, allowing your body's circadian rhythm to operate normally.

Problem falling to sleep? Simple method puts you out in 60 secs

Having problems falling asleep? Well, a new method called 4-7-8 could be the answer. In fact, Harvard-trained Dr Andrew Weil, who invented the technique, promises that you'll soon be nodding off in just 60 seconds.

Late sleepers might be at greater risk of diabetes

According to a recent study, people who stay up late are more likely to develop diabetes and other health issues, despite getting the same hours of sleep.

Lack of sleep connected to obesity

London - Insufficient sleep during the week and catching up on rest at the weekends has been associated with obesity and Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Sleep-walking neurons could offer Alzheimer's clue

The finding that the brain's in-built "GPS" never stops working, even when we are asleep, could provide the basis of a treatment to tackle early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Op-Ed: Study says better sleep related to good health

A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation finds that healthier people tend to have better sleep, and that pain and stress levels contribute to people having less sleep and worse sleep quality.

Sleep deprivation revealed from studying blood

Sleep deprivation can now be revealed from an analysis of blood samples. Research shows that circulating fats and acids drop in people who are not getting enough sleep. Why have test? So employers can see if someone is "fit for work."

Neon signs are causing robins to stay awake at night

Researchers have discovered that bright lights emitted by neon signs and streetlamps at night in cities are disrupting the sleep cycles of robins and other birds, keeping them awake at night and getting "worn out" due to a lack of sleep.

Put away that e-reader at bedtime

A new study suggests that people who read from light-emitting electronic devices before bedtime may suffer poorer-quality sleep.

Bedtime reading on an eReader may keep you awake

University Park - Reading on an eReader at bedtime, rather than flicking the pages of one of those old-fangled, cuboid contraptions called books, may encourage alertness, a new study has found.

New study shows how alcohol interferes with sleep

A number of people admit to using alcohol as a means of getting to sleep. This may work initially, however new research indicates that alcohol interferes with sleep patterns.
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