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  • How you can buy sleep

    How you can buy sleep

    In these wellness-obsessed times, the tried-and-tested basics of fruit, vegetables, sleep and exercise just aren’t enough anymore. From the moment we wake up and scroll through social media, we’re inundated with ads tempting us with lotions, drinks and devices that promise to make us mentally and physically healthier, many of which have questionable claims. (Detox …

    October 6, 2018
  • Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills

    Deep sleep reinforces learning of motor skills

    Neuroscientists at the University of California here have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep. In a study published in Nature Neuroscience on Sunday, the researchers found that during non-rapid eye movement, or non-REM, sleep, slow brain waves bolster neural touchpoints that are directly related to a task that was newly …

    August 14, 2017
  • New disposable wearable patch helps detect sleep apnoea

    New disposable wearable patch helps detect sleep apnoea

    Do you suffer from disrupted sleep? Take heart, a new, disposable diagnostic patch that effectively detects obstructive sleep apnoea across all severity levels may help you get a good sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder which occurs when a person's throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airways during sleep, and …

    June 4, 2017
  • Unable to sleep? Blame climate change

    Unable to sleep? Blame climate change

    Climate change that leads to warmer than normal nights can do major harm to human sleep, researchers say. The findings showed that abnormal increases in night temperature by 1 degree Celsius can translate to three nights of insufficient sleep per 100 individuals per month in the US.  If climate change is not addressed, warmer temperatures …

    May 27, 2017
  • Sleep loss weakens immunity

    Sleep loss weakens immunity

    People who are deprived of sleep regularly are likely to have a weak immune system, a study has found. The findings showed that chronic short sleep shuts down programmes involved in immune response of circulating white blood cells. Seven or more hours of sleep is recommended for optimal health, thus the immune system functions best …

    January 28, 2017