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Poor Sleep Can Result in a Bigger Waistline

Issue 44.17

If you have poor sleep patterns, you’re more likely to be overweight and obese. That’s the conclusion of a new research study from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

According to the study, people who slept on average around six hours each night had a waist measurement that was […]

Poor Sleep Can Impair You Like Alcohol

Issue 39.17

If you’re getting less than six hours of sleep a night on a regular basis, you may as well be drunk most of the time. That’s the conclusion of a new research study from a Canada-based health firm.

According to the study, people who were awake for 18 hours had the […]

Poor Sleep May Be Adding Inches To Your Waistline

Issue 33.17

It’s a well-established fact that if you sleep less than five hours a night, your hormones are probably out of balance and your metabolism has slowed down. These factors reprogram your body to eat more, so you add inches to your waist.

New research from Great Britain’s Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular […]

Do You Drool Or Snore During Sleep?

Issue 29.17

Do you drool or snore during sleep? One of these actions could be harmless, but the other could be a sign that you’re suffering from a serious health condition known as sleep apnea. Sleep apnea repeatedly causes the body to stop breathing during the night, and it can lead to potentially […]

Exercise Can Help Those With Insomnia And Sleep Apnea

Issue 24.17

If you’re one of the 108 million Americans suffering from insomnia, exercise could be the answer to getting a better night’s sleep. That’s the conclusion of a recent news story on CNN, wherein the network interviewed sleep experts and researchers from Rush University, Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh. […]

Do You Need Less Sleep As You Grow Older?

Issue 19.17

If you’re like most people, aging seems to translate into losing one’s ability to sleep well. As one of my patients recently complained, “When I was a teenager, I could sleep for 12 hours straight. Now, I’m constantly waking up every single night.” The question, “Do older people need less sleep?” […]

Better Sleep Makes You Feel Like You Won The Lottery

Issue 14.17

A recent sleep study of 30,594 people over age 16 conducted in the United Kingdom has revealed that insufficient sleep or poor quality of sleep can worsen medical conditions and emotional states. The results of this study reinforces the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s assertion that not getting […]

Sleep Affects Your Memory And Ability To Learn New Things

Issue 9.17

If you don’t sleep well, you could be hurting your ability to retain newly learned information. Even though medical researchers still don’t completely understand the process of memory creation, they also believe that memory is affected by sleep.

In a recent study, researchers asked a group of people to study several […]

Recent Penn Medicine Study Reveals That Sleep Loss May Lead To Lost Neurons

Issue 4.17

A lack of sleep could result in irreversible physical damage, including the loss of brain cells. That’s the conclusion of a recent Penn Medicine study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Simply stated, the findings of this study go against the common notion that missed sleep can be made up just […]

A Lack Of Sleep For Just One Night Can Make You Age Faster

Issue 44.16

Just one night of poor sleep can make older adults actually age faster. That’s the conclusion of a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The study also determined that sleep deprivation could be linked to a greater risk of disease.

The research study involved 29 individuals between […]