An extra hour of sleep ‘boosts women’s likelihood of sex’

For women, each additional hour of sleep increases the likelihood of sex by 14%. This is according to a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Although previous studies have looked closely at medical illness, psychological disorders and relationship dissatisfaction as factors that can lead to sex problems for women – such as a lack of sexual fantasies or diminished arousal – sleep…

A clue as to why men sleep better than women

Insomnia is thought to be twice as common in women as in men. A new study published in PNAS suggests that being male or female has an impact on how well we are likely to sleep. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that around 1 in every 4 Americans occasionally lacks sleep, and that 10 percent of the population live with chronic…

‘Sleep switch’ in brain discovered

A ‘Sleep switch’ in brain discovered by Oxford in breakthrough which could lead to better sleeping pills. A pill to help insomniacs drop off instantly could be developed after scientists discovered the brain switch which triggers sleep. Dubbed ‘Sandman’, the switch is triggered by falling levels of the chemical dopamine which is known to keep people awake. Sleep is governed by two systems—the circadian clock…

Why do we wake-up stiff in the mornings?

Scientists think they have solved the mystery of why your back hurts in the morning Credit: Alamy By Telegraph Reporters 7 August 2016 • 10:39pm Scientists have discovered why we wake up stiff in the morning – because our body’s natural ibuprofen has not kicked in yet. Researchers revealed the reason our limbs can feel rigid and achy when we rise is because the body’s…

Lack of Sleep Increases a Child’s Risk for Emotional Disorders Later

When asked how lack of sleep affects emotions, common responses are usually grumpy, foggy and short-tempered. While many jokes are made about how sleep deprivation turns the nicest of people into a Jekyll and Hyde, not getting enough shut-eye can lead to far more serious consequences than irritability, difficulty concentrating and impatience. Candice Alfano, a clinical psychologist and associate psychology professor at the University of…

Body Clock Determines Drugs’ Effectiveness

Body clock determines how effective drugs will be: The time of day you take your tablets affects their potency, study finds Scientists in the UK have highlighted importance of body clock in altering concentration of molecules in the blood Study found amount of sleep, levels of light we are exposed to and the timings of meals could alter the way drugs work Suggests blood tests…

Sleep Helps Detox Your Brain

New research shows that a recently discovered mechanism that removes waste products from the brain is mainly active during sleep. This revelation could transform scientific understanding of what sleep is for, and how it works and offers new directions for brain disease treatments. The team, from University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), write about their findings in the latest online issue of Science. Lead author…

Insomnia May Raise Stroke Risk

Sleep Better with Somnius by NuTesla, the affordable, non-invasive, high-tech solution to insomnia. WebMD News from HealthDay By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — People plagued with insomnia might have an increased risk of stroke, particularly if they are young adults, a new, large study from Taiwan suggests. Over the course of four years, researchers found that insomnia seemed to…

FDA recommends reducing dosage of sleep aid Lunesta

Read original article here. The Columbus Dispatch – May 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that people prescribed the sleeping pill Lunesta should be starting with half the current recommended dose, part of the agency’s continuing effort to reduce sleep aids’ risky side effects, such as drowsiness while driving. The agency recommended a new starting dose of 1 milligram, down…

Want to learn a new dance or yoga posture? Sleep on it!

According to researchers at the University of Montreal, the regions of the brain that play an important role as we train our bodies’ movements interact more effectively after a night of sleep. While researchers knew that sleep helped us learn sequences of movements (motor learning), it was not known why. Read the article A night’s sleep helps us to learn motor sequences from Medical News…