Sleep deprivation linked to more negative effects for cognitive function than earlier theories suggest

Sleep deprivation makes people more prone to errors than scientists previously thought, according to a recent study by researchers at the Michigan State University’s Sleep and Learning Lab. Published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, it showed that people were thrice more likely to have lapses in concentration and twice more likely to make placekeeping errors after one sleepless … Continue reading Sleep deprivation linked to more negative effects for cognitive function than earlier theories suggest

4 Nights of sleep deprivation can change how your body metabolizes fat, causing weight gain

Lack of sleep is thought to cause weight gain. This new research shows how. Published in the Journal of Lipid Research, it showed that participants who slept no more than five hours each night for four consecutive nights reported feeling less satisfied after eating a high-fat, calorie-dense meal. Blood samples showed that sleep restriction led to higher … Continue reading 4 Nights of sleep deprivation can change how your body metabolizes fat, causing weight gain

Could Poor Sleep and Histone Modification Degrade Your Memory?

Impaired sleep is a common issue that plagues many people. Not getting enough rest can lead to moodiness, cognitive decline, increased anxiety, and difficulty concentrating or remembering things. It’s estimated that 50-70 million adults in the US have sleep or wakefulness disorder, according to the CDC. But, for something so crucial to our lives, sleep is … Continue reading Could Poor Sleep and Histone Modification Degrade Your Memory?

Vicious cycle: Lack of sleep causes fear and emotional reactions, which hinder sleep

Most of us have experienced the negative aspects of not having enough sleep at night. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional instability, difficulty in making decisions, and what was recently concluded in a Rutgers University study, a higher likelihood to be afraid. The researchers at Rutgers University spent a week studying and monitoring 17 students using headbands that … Continue reading Vicious cycle: Lack of sleep causes fear and emotional reactions, which hinder sleep

Heart failure patients require restorative rest; treating sleep disorders provides cardiovascular benefits

In this age of stressful living, rest is like life-giving oxygen that recharges us and makes us ready to face all of the day’s challenges. Rest promotes brain function. It keeps us in the pink of health. It lowers stress and promotes sleep. Nowhere is this more important than in heart failure patients suffering from … Continue reading Heart failure patients require restorative rest; treating sleep disorders provides cardiovascular benefits

How sleep deprivation affects your physical and mental health

When was the last time you’ve had seven to eight hours of sleep? If it’s been a long time since — or if you can’t even remember the answer to that question — it’s probably time to start getting more sleep before it’s too late. People tend to underestimate the power of a good night’s … Continue reading How sleep deprivation affects your physical and mental health

More sleep equals fewer calories: Research shows sleeping longer supports a healthier diet

You can reduce your consumption of sugary foods and have a healthier diet by simply sleeping for longer hours every night. A study suggested that having more sleep every night could help lessen the intake of sugar-rich foods and result in a healthier diet. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from King’s College … Continue reading More sleep equals fewer calories: Research shows sleeping longer supports a healthier diet

Brain fog is caused by lifestyle: Doctor reveals how diet, stress levels and sleep affect hormones, performance and immunity

A celebrity physician has told Daily Mail online that diet, stress levels, and lack of proper sleep affect hormones, immunity, and mental performance, causing a “brain fog” that makes us forgetful and lose our focus. New York osteopathic physician Christopher Calapai, said that any person at any age can develop brain fog with poor diet, vitamin deficiency, and excessive … Continue reading Brain fog is caused by lifestyle: Doctor reveals how diet, stress levels and sleep affect hormones, performance and immunity

Can’t trust your eyes or your memory? Maybe your brain cells are tired — new study shows being tired disrupts cellular communication in the brain

Do you ever find yourself out of sorts when you’ve had an all-nighter? If you’re often spacing out or if you’re suffering from eye strain, tired brain cells might be to blame. According to a recent study, which is the first of its kind, sleep deprivation can disrupt the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other … Continue reading Can’t trust your eyes or your memory? Maybe your brain cells are tired — new study shows being tired disrupts cellular communication in the brain

Three ways sleep deprivation can make you fat

Finding it hard to lose weight? Although many factors can hinder weight loss, one of the sneakier is sleep deprivation. Research shows people who regularly sleep five hours or less a night can gain as much as two pounds in a week. One study showed women who slept five or fewer hours were more likely … Continue reading Three ways sleep deprivation can make you fat