Not getting enough sleep has been increasingly associated with a higher risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers. Even worse, new research seems to indicate that how much we sleep could be linked to our ethnicity.
Previous research (and common sense) indicated that getting too much or too little sleep was bad for the body and weight. It is generally accepted by researchers that oversleeping contributes to obesity, as it leaves little time for exercise and body functions. That may not actually be the case, howe…
If you find yourself dragging in the middle of the day, don’t reach for the coffee pot — reach for a pillow instead. Experts say naps may be a good way to make up for the sleep deficit many of us have from not getting enough shut-eye at night.
A new study shows that being lonely can have an effect on how well you sleep. The research concluded that people who feel lonely are more likely to wake up during the night and experience fragmented sleep.