Listen, not everyone is a morning person, but there are some things you can do to improve the quality of your sleep so you can condition yourself to get up earlier, feeling more refreshed and rejuvenated than ever. Martin Rawls-Meehan, CEO of sleep technology company Reverie, shared some insight on how to get better sleep every night so you can transform yourself into an energizer bunny in the morning.
Sleep deprivation — not allowing someone to sleep for a set period of time — can quickly reduce symptoms of depression in about half of people who suffer from the mental health disorder, according to a new report.
The reason for this lethargy is simple: Your body is working hard to keep you cool, and this extra labor makes you feel tired, said Dr. Michele Casey, the regional medical director at Duke Health in North Carolina. "Your body, especially in the sun, has to work hard to maintain a consistent, normal, internal temperature," Casey told Live Science. This allows warm blood to cool off, releasing heat as it travels near the skin, Casey said.
A study says adults who have poor sleep habits are more likely to be overweight and obese and have worse metabolic health than those who get enough shut-eye.
A photo of a 63-year-old grandmother is going viral for her youthful appearance. On Sunday, a man named Chavo Lotti tweeted a photo of the woman, writing, “My grandma turned 63 yesterday,” and the Internet went nuts over the woman’s wrinkle-free visage and dewy glow, not to mention her oversized topknot and colorful overalls.
Bad day at work? Everybody knows the feeling, and most of us have curled up with a pint of double chocolate fudge to deal with it, only to enhance the stressful feelings in the end. Now a new study finds there’s a way to avoid those stress-related junk-food cravings in the first place: Don’t skimp on sleep.
Never heard of social jet lag? Chances are, you suffer from social jet lag. A new study reveals that these effects, dubbed “social jet lag,” even extend to long-term health issues like increased risk of heart disease, with each hour of jet lag resulting in an 11 percent increase in risk.
According to preliminary results from a new study that was presented on Sunday at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, partners of people suffering from insomnia, i.e. For the study, researchers asked 31 partners of people who were seeking treatment for insomnia to answer several questionnaires on their significant other’s sleep habits, and how they addressed it. The insomnia patients were also asked to answer questions and to keep a sleep diary for a week before starting treatment.
Contrary to popular belief, older adults need more — not less — slumber, according to an April 2017 study published in the journal Neuron. In fact, lack of quality shut-eye among senior citizens can raise their risk of memory loss and suffering wide range of mental and physical disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and stroke. “Nearly every disease killing us in later life has a causal link to lack of sleep,” Matthew Walker, senior author of the study and professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of California, Berkeley, stated in a press release.
Most of us are lucky to get eight hours of sleep a night. Between work, kids, and social lives, sleep has become the hottest commodity.
On more than one occasion, I gave myself permission to look something up on the phone, but even if I then had the willpower to return the device to the drawer at a reasonable hour, I was no longer sleep-ready, according to Shawn Stevenson, author of Sleep Smarter. “Just two hours of computer screen time before bed,” Stevenson writes, “was enough to significantly suppress people’s nighttime release of melatonin.” Moreover, he and most sleep experts agree that even reading on an electronic device before bed makes falling asleep more challenging and results in less melatonin being released.
Maintaining healthy sleep patterns can be like hitting the jackpot. You have a better chance of getting hit by lightning than winning the lottery — but you have a far greater chance of getting a good night’s sleep. Researchers studied a substantial group of participants — 30,500 U.K. residents — over the course of four years and found that healthy sleep patterns, including a decrease in sleep-aid medication, led subjects to have the mental and physical well-being of a person who had won a windfall of £200,000, or about $247,100.
Catching more fly balls may come down to catching more z’s. At least that's what the Boston Red Sox think: They've installed a 145-foot nap room at Fenway Park. They have some research on their side. Northwestern University researchers concluded that jet lag, especially after flying east, can negatively impact athletes’ performance.
A young woman in Minnesota has been diagnosed with a rare sleeping disorder that can cause her to sleep for weeks at a time. Afflicted with Kleine-Levin syndrome, also known as Sleeping Beauty syndrome, Delanie Weyer can suddenly feel tired and then sleep for two to five weeks.
Gigi Hadid has recently opened up about having Hashimoto’s disease, a common – but sometimes debilitating – thyroid condition. Causing fatigue, weight gain and depression among other symptoms, according to Elle, the 21-year-old model has taken medication for it for two years. You may have had a friend with an over-active thyroid, for example, which can cause nervousness, mood swings and weight loss.