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Entrepreneurs

For Successful Venture Of Entrepreneurs, Sleep Is Essential

According to a new study, sleep plays an especially important role in not only identifying a good business idea;  but in evaluating it and believing it is viable. “Entrepreneurs who consistently choose hustle over sleep, thinking that sleep comes after success, may be subverting their efforts to succeed;” says lead author Jeff Gish, an assistant…

Smartphone Before Going To Sleep

People Look Their Smartphone Before Going To Sleep

A new study explains why one night of smartphone gazing might make a person feel tired the following day, but that this activity does not carry any long-term effects. People often look at their smartphone before going to sleep or after waking in the middle of the night. What are the effects of this on…

Sleep disturbance

Sleep Disturbance Common Among Refugees And Asylum Seekers

About three of four refugees and asylum seekers attending psychological services report moderate; or severe sleep disturbance, researchers from Australia report. “This study documents just how widespread problems with sleep are,” Dr. Sean P. A. Drummond from Monash University, in Clayton, told Reuters Health by email. “Over 90% of adults and about 80% of children…

Fitbit device

Fitbit Device Can Track The Sleeping Patterns

Sleeping longer does not always mean sleeping better and thanks to the likes of Fitbit device; we have more options than ever to track what is disturbing our slumber. Luckily, tracking sleeping patterns with the Fitbit is as simple as leaving; it on while drifting to dozy-land. Each device has a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope…

Prediabetes

Long Sleep Times In Patients With Prediabetes

According to a recent cohort study, publish in ADA Diabetes Care, self-reported short and long sleep times were associated with glycemic values out of normal range in patients with prediabetes and recently diagnosed, untreated patients with diabetes. Also, short sleep times and shift work patterns; found to be associated with higher BMI values within the…

sleeping-disorder

Indication Of Sleeping Disorder May Be Disturbed Sleep

If you are trying to understand what is wrong with your sleep, you first need to understand you sleep structure. “They sleep in cycles. During these cycles, they move through different phases of sleep. The cycles tend to go like this: wake > light sleep > deep sleep > light sleep > wake. Do you…

Acute light

Neural Pathway Processes Acute Light To Affect Sleep

Either to check the time or waste time, people often look; at their smartphones after waking in the middle of the night. While this acute light does make it more difficult; to fall back to sleep, a new Northwestern University study reports that it would not interfere with the body’s overall circadian rhythms. For the…

Meal Timing Strategies

Appetite And Body Fat Can Be Maintained By Meal Timing Strategies

The study is the first to show how meal timing affects 24-hour energy metabolism; when food intake and meal frequency are matched. They suspect that a majority of people may find meal timing strategies helpful for losing weight; or to maintain their weight since these strategies naturally appear to curb appetite, which may help people…

Circadian rhythms

Circadian Rhythms Is Not Disrupted By Acute Light At Night

While this acute burst of light does make it more difficult to fall back to sleep, a new Northwestern University study reports that it would not interfere with the body’s overall circadian rhythms. For the first time, researchers directly test how short pulses of light are processed by the brain to affect sleep. They discovered…

Bath

Bath Before Bedtime Best For A Good Night’s Sleep

Do you have trouble sleeping? Taking a bath approximately 90 minutes before sleeping may help you sleep faster and better, a new study suggests. A team of biomedical engineers at the University of Texas and Cockrell School of Engineering may; discovered a way to help people having sleep problems. They found a simple method to…

Pain

Defective Potassium Channels Links Only With Headaches, Not Body Pain

Defective potassium channels involved in pain detection can increase the chance of developing a headache; and could implicated in migraines, according to research publish in eNeuro. A type of potassium channel called TRESK seems to control; the excitability of peripheral sensory neurons that detect pain, heat, cold, and touch. Even though these channels are throughout…

Sleep diary

Sleep Diary Can Help Get a Good Night’s Rest

While you might have heard the classic tips for promoting better sleep habits, like avoiding eating late at night, turning off your screens, and developing a nighttime routine, you are probably not familiar with a tool commonly used by sleep experts: a sleep diary. Just as it sounds, a sleep diary is a sleep log…