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Tag: Sleep

Poor Sleep Can Set Off Viral Loneliness & Social Rejection

Worse still, that alienating vibe makes the sleep-deprived more socially unattractive to others, according to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. And well-rested people feel lonely after just a brief encounter with a sleep-deprived person, potentially triggering a viral contagion of social isolation. The study appears in the journal Nature Communications. “We humans are…

Sleep Problems Tied to High Blood Pressure

The medical community already knew that routinely not getting enough sleep can increase high blood pressure, but a new study shows mild sleep disturbances and poor sleep quality also put women at risk. Researchers studied 323 healthy women ages 20 to 79 who had participated in an ongoing American Heart Association Go Red for Women…

Can too much sleep be bad for you?

New research suggests more isn’t always better when it comes to sleep. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found people who slept 10 hours a night were 30 percent more likely to die prematurely than those who slept for eight hours.  The risk for death from stroke and cardiovascular disease…

Too much sleep linked to ill health

Sleeping longer than the recommended seven or eight hours a night has been linked with a higher risk of premature death, according to new research. Researchers looked at data from 74 studies involving more than three million people and found those who slept for 10 hours were 30% more likely to die prematurely than those…

Why so many people sleep in McDonald’s in Hong Kong

“The purpose of this research was originally to provide services (for the sleepers), but we found that there is no specific picture of the McRefugee situation in Hong Kong,” Jennifer Hung, chairwoman of the study, told CNN. “They (government officials) acknowledged that there are no statistics, so we conducted this research.” Researchers who visited 110…

Scientists told how much sleep time we steal the Internet

Italian scientists from Bocconi University conducted a study and found a link between high speed Internet and sleep. Their results are published in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. As shown by the results of the study, lovers of broadband Internet in remain, on average, 25 minutes less time to rest. In addition, these people…

Supper, sleep, circadian rhythms and cancer risk

On sabbatical in Seattle, Kogevinas decided to take advantage of his proximity to public health hubs Fred Hutch and the University of Washington to lay the groundwork for future large population studies that could confirm his findings and set the stage for cancer prevention recommendations. We asked him to delve deeper into “mistimed eating patterns”…

‘Babies sleep better on solids’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Solid food at three months helped babies to sleep better Babies given solid food plus breast milk from three months sleep better than those who are solely breastfed, according to a new study. Official advice is to breastfeed exclusively for the first six months of life. Experts say women…

NASA put Kepler to sleep to preserve its remaining fuel

Since May 12th, Kepler has been focused on a patch of sky in the direction of the Cancer constellation, an area it also observed back in 2015. This latest data collection will help researchers confirm any exoplanet candidates noted during the first observation of this region and could help them spot some new ones. In…