Tag Archives: sleep

How to sleep: Tech advice to help you drift off

One in three people in the UK suffer from poor sleep. At best, a lack of sleep can leave people feeling irritable, at worst, sleep deprivation can cause serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes – and it shortens life expectancy. People should generally aim for eight hours sleep, said the NHS. As… Read More »

How Sleep Influences Learning, Memory and General Health

In the video above, Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., a biomedical scientist, interviews professor Matthew Walker, Ph.D., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science and author of “Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams.” In this episode, Walker discusses how sleep impacts your ability to learn and… Read More »

Medical News Today: The effects of going more than 24 hours without sleep

Getting enough sleep is vital for both physical and emotional well-being. Sleep deprivation can lead to many short- and long-term health effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that adults between the ages of 18 and 60 years get at least 7 hours of sleep a night. However, approximately 35 percent of… Read More »

How to Sleep Well and Get Back Your Youth

What do you see when you look in the mirror after a night of tossing and turning? Baggy eyes, sagging skin, and a few wrinkles that you swear weren’t there the day before. Yes, sleeping poorly makes you look old and feel old, too. And it gets worse. Insomnia leads to cognitive decline, a shorter… Read More »

Your Heart Needs More Than Six Hours of Sleep Nightly

When you think of methods to boost your heart health, you probably think about diet and exercise, but there’s another component that’s also important: sleep. Getting enough sleep each night, and quality sleep at that, has previously been associated with cardiovascular risk, and recent research also found that sleep is connected with subclinical atherosclerosis.1 Atherosclerosis… Read More »