sleep patterns

‘Young women place looks above health’


August 14th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) College age women place looks and counting calories above health, say US researchers.Maria Len-Rios, associate professor of strategic communication, Suzanne Burgoyne, professor of theater, and undergraduates ... Read more...

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Britain spent 50 million pounds on sleeping pills


May 11th, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) The recession in Britain has made people more anxious and led to a rise in sleeping problems. The country last year spent 50 million pounds on ... Read more...

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Going against body clock paves way to obesity


May 11th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 11 (IANS) The mismatch between the body's internal clock and our daily schedules not only make us sleepy, but it also contributes to the growing tide of obesity, ... Read more...

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Finnair to test anti-jet lag headsets


March 10th, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 10 (IANS) In a bid to provide hassle free travel, Nordic carrier Finnair Saturday said it will start a unique pilot project to test a revolutionary headset technology ... Read more...

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Is depression byproduct of our ability to fight infection?


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) Depression which clouds the prospects of millions of people worldwide may actually be 'hard-wired' into our brains to combat disease, a study reveals.The radical new theory ... Read more...

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Scientists say that ‘Body clock alters immune system’


February 17th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from the Yale University have identified that not getting enough sleep affects the immune system. The researchers reported that the body clock - which controls ... Read more...

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Film promotions - actor’s dilemma or delight?


December 1st, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) Extensive travelling hours, erratic sleep patterns and incessant repetition of lines are the flip side of film promotions for actors. But love them or ... Read more...

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Protein, not sugar, key to keeping us alert and thin


November 17th, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) In a finding that could have bearing on obesity and sleep disorders, researchers say it's protein, not sugar, that stimulates cells keeping us awake and thin ... Read more...

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Majority have trouble falling asleep


November 14th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 14 (IANS) A British study has found that over 50 percent of people have trouble falling asleep, which may prove quite detrimental for their health. Some 51 percent ... Read more...

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Winter blues? Go for light therapy!


October 31st, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 31 (IANS) Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) kicks in as soon as days turn shorter during winter with loss of natural light triggering lethargy, lack of interest in sex ... Read more...

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Cataract surgery improves mood, sleep in Alzheimer’s


October 26th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Patients of mild Alzhiemer's showed improved cognitive ability, mood and sleep patterns, especially after cataract surgery improved their vision. This is the first ever study to ... Read more...

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One in 10 UK parents sleep apart at baby’s birth


May 16th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 16 (IANS) One in 10 parents sleep separately after their first baby's birth and more than a third sleep apart at some time during the first year to ... Read more...

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Caffeine, technology ruining teens’ sleep patterns


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have for decades been studying the effect of increasing use of media at night and its impact on adolescent sleep time.Now, a new study has for ... Read more...

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Kids with TVs in their bedrooms ‘likelier to be overweight’


May 2nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 02 (ANI): Children with TVs in their bedrooms are more likely to be overweight, a new small study of Hispanic children has found."Bedroom TVs lead to more screen time, sedentary ... Read more...

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Too little or too much sleep linked with cognitive decline


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:23 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 2 (IANS) Middle-aged adults who sleep too less or too much may be more likely to suffer cognitive decline, a study suggests.According to the study, less than ... Read more...

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Antidepressants ‘do not cure all depression symptoms completely’


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Antidepressants do not cure all depression symptoms completely, according to a new study.After analyzing data from the largest study on the treatment of depression, researchers at UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants help but may rob you of sleep


April 21st, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Anti-depressants cut both ways -- they may banish your blues but can also cheat you of sleep and affect your concentration, a study says. These findings ... Read more...

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Glial brain cells that regulate circadian rhythms identified


April 15th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A study has found that a group of glial brain cells called astrocytes regulate the circadian system that controls normal sleep patterns.Neuroscientists from Tufts University School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Gene in fish that don’t sleep could shed light on sleep disorders in humans


April 8th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): Biologists have found that a gene that makes cave fish sleep significantly less than their surface counterparts, could shed light on the sleep patterns and disorders in humans.The ... Read more...

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Genetic variants linked to caffeine intake discovered


April 7th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 07 (ANI): Researchers have discovered two genes in which variation affects intake of caffeine, the most widely consumed stimulant in the world.A team of investigators from the National Cancer Institute, ... Read more...

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Sleeping your way to weight loss


March 30th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) What better way to lose oodles of fat than sleeping soundly through the night after making certain changes in your diet and exercise. Actually you can ... Read more...

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Sleepless nights can trigger euphoria, risky behaviour


March 24th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 24 (IANS) A sleepless night can not only make us cranky and moody but also trigger euphoria, potentially leading to poor judgment and addictive behaviour. Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Want to sleep better? Switch off laptops, TVs an hour before bed


March 7th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): Experts suggest switching off the TV, computer and mobile phone an hour before going to bed to get a good night's sleep.Nine in ten people admit using electronics ... Read more...

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Late nights ‘increase risk of strokes, heart attacks’


February 9th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): Prolonged sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns can have long-term, serious health implications, new research from Warwick Medical School shows.Leading academics from the University have linked lack of ... Read more...

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Kids staying up late at weekends likely to be obese


January 24th, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Kids staying up late at weekends are more likely to be obese, says a new study. Those who are told to go to bed early on weekend nights ... Read more...

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Kids who stay up late at weekends ‘more likely to be obese’


January 24th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): A Chicago University study has found that kids who are allowed to stay up late at weekends are more likely to be obese.The study suggested that those who ... Read more...

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Now, an eye mask that wakes you up gently by simulating sunrise!


January 13th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 13 (ANI): Do you find it hard to wake up suddenly to that damn morning alarm clock everyday before the sunrise? Well, an eye mask that will wake you up ... Read more...

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Working in shifts ‘ups risk of injury on the job’


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that Canadians who work night and rotating shifts are almost twice as likely to be injured on the job than those working regular ... Read more...

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Teens’ sleeping patterns a clue to mental health risk


October 23rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 23 (ANI): The sleeping patterns of teenagers can provide a clue to their longer-term risk of developing depression or bipolar disorder, say scientists.Erratic sleeping patterns were an often overlooked feature ... Read more...

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Scientists discover ‘clock protein’ that regulates circadian rhythms


October 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A new research has demonstrated how the brain chemical dopamine regulates the rhythms of daily behaviour, which may have impact on activity and sleep patterns in Parkinson's disease.Concordia ... Read more...

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German company patents ‘night milk’ that improves sleep


October 18th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 18 (ANI): A German company has patented its product -'night milk' taken from cows, which helps improve sleep.Munich-based firm Milchkristalle said that it says contains high levels of 'sleep hormone' ... Read more...

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Cruise’s daughter hates flying


October 16th, 2010 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Hollywood actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' four-year-old daughter Suri reportedly hates flying and screams if she knows they are going on a plane.The celebrity couple always ... Read more...

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Mums’ sleep quality during babies’ 1st months not good enough: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 1 (ANI): A new US study has found that mothers do get sufficient sleep in their babies' first few months, but it is not quality sleep.Researchers from West Virginia University ... Read more...

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In spring, extended daylight disrupts teens’ sleep patterns


July 27th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Teenagers tend to delay bedtimes during Spring, thanks to the later sunset and extended daylight exposure in the season, say researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center ... Read more...

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System that controls sleep in humans may be same for most mammals


June 25th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): An international team of researchers has shown that the neural circuitry that controls the sleep/wake cycle in humans may also control the sleep patterns of 17 different mammalian ... Read more...

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