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Sleeping in the dark could benefit you; here's how

While it hasn't still been figured out why we sleep, it is known that lack of sleep can bring about a biological catastrophe, and have us collapsing like a pack of cards.

Does lack of sleep alter fat metabolism?

To find out how the uncomfortable schedule affected metabolism, the researchers gave participants a standardised high-fat dinner, a bowl of chilli mac, after four nights of sleep restriction.


Lack of sleep due to social media impacts kids' mental health more than actual apps, says study

The study draws its observations from 12,000 teenagers, between ages 13-16. About 51 per cent of girls and 43 per cent of boys were found to use social media more than thrice a day in Grade 9, which increased to 75 per cent of girls and 69 per cent of boys by Grade 11.

Can lack of sleep have a negative impact on exam results?

To monitor how much sleep your child is getting, it's a good idea to switch off all gadgets an hour or two prior to bedtime and keep a sleep diary or calendar where you can track what time they sleep and awaken, and duration of daytime naps.

Why sleeping for less than seven hours may harm your health

The findings could potentially lead to new, non-invasive tests for sleep deprived patients concerned about their health, according to researchers from University of Colorado Boulder in the US.

Does lack of sleep affect cardiovascular health?

The new research from the University of Colorado Boulder states how lack of sleep affects circulation by promoting the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherogenesis), which can increase a person's risk of experiencing a stroke or heart attack.


Cutting screen time may reverse sleep problems in teens

Recent studies have indicated that exposure to too much evening light, particularly the blue light emitted from screens on smartphones, tablets and computers can affect the brain's clock and the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, resulting in disrupted sleep time and quality.

6 ways new moms can cope with sleep problems

World Sleep Day: Maintain a sleep hygiene and ensure your bedroom is meant for sleeping only. There shouldn't be television sets or other electronic gadgets in the bedroom. Your body needs to know that it is time to sleep when you walk into your bedroom.

Rocking like a baby helps adults sleep better: Study

The same report states that the rocking motion helps adults in sleeping better and also improves their memory. Those who were examined spent around three nights at the sleep laboratory in Geneva. It was deduced that those who were rocked slept for a longer period of time.

Is your child obese? It might be because of lack of good sleep

Turns out, more and more children in India are becoming obese, thanks to lack of sleep. In fact, inadequate sleep has resulted in obesity even in preteens and younger age groups and not just the adolescent age group.