Irregular sleep could impact your heart health

2019-03-16 17:00

In a study, people with irregular sleep patterns had a higher risk for a cardiovascular event, including stroke, congestive heart failure and coronary heart disease.

Sleep-deprived South Africans cost the economy billions

2019-02-26 07:00

Sleep-deprived South Africans are costing the economy billions, with lack of sleep linked to 15 leading causes of death, a recent study has found.

Sleepless nights could make morning pastries tougher to resist

2019-01-02 07:00

A night of lost sleep increased the desirability of food compared to non-food rewards among participants in a recent study.

Driving on less than 4 hours of sleep is riskiest - but even less than 7 hours is dangerous

2018-10-08 06:47

Car accident risk is highest if you get fewer than four hours of sleep a night, scientists have found, but even those who sleep fewer than seven hours a night are more likely to be in a crash - and to cause it.

Sleep deprivation can kill you — here's what sleeping less than 7 hours per night does to your body and brain

2018-08-29 08:57

"The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life," said an expert.

Teenager sleeps for 20 hours a day due to severe epilepsy

2018-05-19 15:35

The 16-year-old has been hospitalised hundreds of times and hasn’t slept alone for the past eight years.

I dread falling asleep

2018-01-25 15:50

Here’s the search to cure my somnophobia

Depression after stroke linked to troubled sleep

2015-02-12 11:10

Low spirits after a stroke are a key factor in daytime sleepiness, and nighttime awakenings, a Korean study found.

Not getting enough sleep is linked to a range of illnesses and could even alter the activity of our genes which control our response to stress, immunity, inflammation and overall health. Here's why you need a good night, every night.

Not getting enough sleep is linked to a range of illnesses and could even alter the activity of our genes which control our response to stress, immunity, inflammation and overall health. Here's why you need a good night, every night.

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Too much or too little sleep may cause depression

2014-02-06 10:08

Researchers report that inappropriate amounts of sleep may activate depression-related genes.


Weekday sleep loss is hurting your metabolism – and weekend 'catch-up' sleep won't fix it

2019-03-04 21:45

'Catch-up' sleep on the weekend does not reverse the negative effects on your metabolism caused by weekday sleep loss, researchers have found.

Don't remember sending that text? You might be sleep texting

2019-01-22 20:30

Being constantly online and replying to messages has led numerous young adults to text in their sleep. Some even send nonsensical texts messages while asleep.

After a spouse's death, sleep woes increase health risks

2018-12-14 21:52

Poor sleep as a result of grief, after the death of a loved one, can have negative effects on your health.

How lack of sleep affects your body

2018-10-01 11:59

Sleep deprivation is a common problem that can lead to a number of chronic health conditions.

Snoozing that alarm clock could be costing you your life

2018-08-08 14:24

It’s said that happiness is not having to set your alarm for the next day.

You are probably not getting enough sleep, and it is killing you

2018-04-27 17:41

A lack of sleep is killing people in alarming ways. Losing sleep puts your body at a disadvantage when fighting off diseases, including cancer. Scientists warn that the idea that you'll sleep when your dead is truly deadly advice.

Eating less at night makes insomniacs more functional

2015-06-09 12:14

According to a new study, insomniacs who didn't eat after 10 at night were more alert the next day.

At what age will my baby start sleeping through the night?

2014-09-12 07:38

My four-week-old baby has not slept through the night once and I am just exhausted! I'm worried that there's something wrong with him that he's not sleeping through. At what age can I expect him to sleep through the night and how can I get him to do this?

The World Cup kills three Chinese fans

2014-06-20 16:24

Chinese fans die from sleep deprivation after staying up late to watch the World Cup.

Social networking robs kids of sleep

2014-01-27 15:42

Kids who regularly plugged into social networking sites before bedtime reported sleeping nearly an hour less on school nights than those who rarely connected online.

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