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By Deydre Teyhen | Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition

The best fitness tracker? Your brain

The most sophisticated fitness tracker available, according to a report last month in the journal Neuron, is the one hardwired into your brain.<p>In a study of treadmill-running rats with brain implants, researchers at Boston University demonstrated the existence of “odometer neurons” that fired at …

Wearable Tech

Make Time 2 Sleep Bedtime Calculator

The Bedtime Calculator is based on the sleep duration recommendations of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine for children and adults. To promote …


Binge-watching television associated with poor sleep in young adults

A new study is the first to link binge-watching in young adults with poorer sleep quality, more fatigue, and increased insomnia


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease caused 3.2 million deaths worldwide in 2015

Latest global estimates illustrate the vast impact of the two most common chronic respiratory diseases, with 3.2 million deaths from chronic …

Medical Research

Empathic and experimental: Garden Pavilion is architectural insomnia relief

The motto that greets you on BLOXAS’ website is, ‘A practice for empathic and experimental architecture’. If their project Garden Pavilion is …


What Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

Exercise is just as good for the brain as it is for the body, a growing body of research is showing. And one kind in particular—aerobic …


An expert debunks some truly bonkers sleep tips

Bananas before bed? Copper pillows? Dr Neil Stanley analyses the silliest shuteye advice and reveals what's actually worth a try<p>Every passing week …


Another Reason to Get a Good Night's Rest -- It Can Help You Focus and Your Brain Forget

Different phases of sleep affect how your brain processes information.<p>We all know that sleep can help you with focus and health. But did you know why?<p>A new study out of Paris says different phases of sleep are instrumental both to helping your brain retain information, but also dispose of it.<p>The …

The Brain

How Exercise Helps You Get a Good Night's Sleep

Linda Wasmer Andrews<p>Was this helpful?<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Sleep deprivation is usually the result of other illnesses and life circumstances.<p>Sleep deprivation …

Successful aging: 10 tips for better sleep

Getting enough good-quality sleep is essential to staying healthy and aging well. Certain sleep problems — for example, sleep apnea — require medical …


Here's What That Snooze Button Is Really Doing For Your Sleep

When your alarm goes off in the morning, are you ever tempted to hit snooze? Do you often allow yourself an extra seven minutes, or fifteen, or …


'I Ditched Screens In Bed, But That's Not The Only Reason I Sleep Better'

What's good (and bad) for your brain if you want to catch those zzz's.<p>Subscribe<p>Let our news meet your inbox.<p>SIGN UP<p>It’s that time of the night again: you set your alarm, tuck yourself in and turn out the lights. But maybe you don’t fall asleep right away. So, you pick up your phone, take a little …


How Sleeping in Could Save Your Teen's Life

When my children go back to school this fall, they’ll be getting a late start – and as a parent, I couldn’t be happier.<p>Their school district has pushed high school start times to 8:30 a.m. and middle school start times to 9:00 a.m., a significant shift from the nation’s average start time of 8:00 …


Insufficient sleep may be adding to your waistline

Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study.


How does caffeine keep us awake? - Hanan Qasim


Association Between Weekend Catch-up Sleep and Lower Body Mass: Population-Based Study | Sleep

Study Objectives:<p>To determine if weekend catch-up sleep (CUS) impacts body mass index (BMI) in the general population.<p>Methods:<p>A stratified random …


Quality sleep helps fuel peak performance for teens

For Parents<p>12/6/2016<p>Young athletes who aren’t getting enough sleep often face difficulties concentrating, focusing and learning.<p>And that can lead to …


How to Exercise for Brain Health

You have many good reasons to become more physically active: Doing so can boost mood, help maintain a healthy weight, and keep muscles strong. Now a …


Melatonin Is A Popular Over The Counter Sleep Aid—But Is It Safe For Kids?

Parents, proceed with caution.<p>No one is immune from sleep disturbances—unfortunately, not even children. In fact, it is reported that one-quarter of …


5 ways you can eat your way to better sleep

Diet affects sleep probably more than you realise<p>Can what you eat really affect your sleep? And does your choice of food affect the quality and …


Still not losing weight? These may be the reasons why

This article is reprinted by permission from<p>Since your 50-something body needs fewer calories than it did when you were cruising through your 20s, 30s, and 40s, chances are you’ve made some diet and exercise changes to counteract this metabolic slowdown. Yet, sometimes the pounds …

Weight Loss

Can sleeping apart help your relationship?

A few things that can wreck a good night's sleep? Caffeine, sure. Stress and anxiety, definitely. Being in a relationship? Well, yes, now that you …


Genetic Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease And Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders and Alzheimer’s disease may be more closely linked than previously thought. A new study suggests that people who carry a genetic …


CE: The Potential Effects of Sleep Loss on a Nurse's Health : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

Eanes, Linda EdD, MSN, RN<p>AJN, American Journal of Nursing: April 2015 - Volume 115 - Issue 4 - p 34–40<p>doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000463025.42388.10<p>Feature …

Exercise and fitness in young people – what factors contribute to long term health?

<b>Part-2 of the blog mini-series on youth</b><b>By Dr Nicky Keay</b>Recent reports reveal that children in Britain are amongst the least active in the world. At …

Medical Journals

Healthier living could reduce worldwide dementia by a third, report says

Up to one-third of the world’s dementia cases could be prevented by addressing factors such as education, hypertension, diet, hearing loss and depression over the course of a person’s lifetime, according to a new report presented Thursday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in …


You’re Not Yourself When You’re Sleepy

More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, and growing evidence suggests it’s not only taking a toll on their physical health through …

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