Among many students, there is a common belief that all night study sessions can boost their grades and lead them to success. However, pulling an all nighters is risky for grades and health. Consider these facts shared by The Huffington Post before making the decision to study all night long: It could lower your grades: […]
Archive | March, 2015
7 Factors That Could Be Causing Your Insomnia
It is more than just a frustrating experience lying in bed waiting for sleep to come. Defined as trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, waking up too early or not feeling recovered upon waking up at least 3 nights a week, chronic insomnia makes it more likely you’ll experience headaches, depression, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease […]
New Measures Developed for Childhood Sleep Apnea
Characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, childhood obstructive sleep apnea OSA is a chronic sleep disorder that brings along serious health risks. While it affects hundreds of thousands of children and adolescents in the United States, OSA doesn’t have a standard method of detection, treatment or long-term plan. However, physicians from NYU Langone Medical […]
Could More Sleep Lead to a Happier Life?
According to a new poll taken by researchers from Gallup and Healthways, a good night’s sleep comes along with plenty of happiness. Live Science tells us that more than 7,000 adults in the United States answered questions regarding their social relationships, finances, sense of purpose, physical health and involvement in their communities to allow for […]
What’s Keeping the World from Quality Sleep?
In honor of World Sleep Day, research firm KJT Group and Philips Respironics teamed up to find out exactly what’s interfering with the world’s snooze. To properly gain insight to common sleep disturbances, a total of 7,817 people across 10 countries answered questions regarding their daily routines, sleep environment, sleep times, wake times and how […]
Cutting Back on Snooze May Raise Your Blood Pressure
Shortening your sleep could be raising your blood pressure at night, say Mayo Clinic researchers. Data on their small study was presented this month at the American College of Cardiology’s 64th Annual Scientific Session, and the results have caught our attention. The research team enrolled 8 healthy participants between the ages of 19 and 36, […]
Brain Activity May Predict Your Insomnia Risk
While scientists are still working on a solid cure for insomnia, Concordia University researchers are working a method to predict who’s likely to be affected. Published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, lead study investigator Dr. Thien Thanh Dang-Vu and his team focused on how stress impacted the sleep of 12 Concordia students as […]
7 Things to Skip When You’ve Missed Sleep
Have you ever had a day where things just seemed to keep getting worse it progressed? In truth, it probably was a day in which you didn’t sleep well or at all the night before. A lack of sleep is commonly known to cause fatigue, forgetfulness and a bad mood. However, that’s just the start of […]
Perfect Your Sleep-Diet With These Foods!
How many hours of sleep did you clock in last night? Too little sleep can lead to unwanted weight gain; however, eating the right foods throughout the day has been linked to deeper refreshing shut-eye. We are always excited to learn about sleep-promoting foods and couldn’t wait to share what SELF Magazine has taught us: […]
Irregular Sleep May Affect Teenagers’ Eating Habits
Our daily habits have a huge impact on our snooze, including what we eat. However, a new study is making headlines for finding that how long teenagers sleep may be affecting their diet. Researchers from Penn State presented their research at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015, which included data on 342 teenagers and their […]