GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Could this mechanism explain why sleepless nights affect gut health?

Gut inflammation and other conditions that involve the immune system are more common among people with irregular sleep patterns, including those who work night shifts. Now, new research in mice has uncovered a previously unknown mechanism that could help to explain the connection. New research finds a body clock mechanism that may explain the link […]

Alzheimer's / Dementia Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Alzheimer’s: Death of key brain cells causes daytime sleepiness

Extreme daytime sleepiness is often a top symptom of Alzheimer’s disease but what, exactly, causes it? New research finally brings us an answer. A specific type of protein may cause daytime sleepiness in people with Alzheimer’s, according to a recent study. Many people with Alzheimer’s disease have a tendency to sleep a lot during the […]

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Eating earlier in the day aids weight loss by curbing appetite

New research confirms that shifting mealtimes to a smaller window, earlier in the day can aid weight loss. It also reveals that weight loss from this type of meal schedule is likely due to appetite and hunger hormone reduction, rather than calorie burning. New research finds that eating only between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. […]

Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia

Poor sleep may hinder weight loss, study shows

An unhealthy weight can affect a person’s well-being in various ways. That is why many people make a conscious effort to lose excess body weight. But, it turns out that a hidden factor — sleeping patterns — could easily thwart these efforts. Poor quality, irregular sleep may prevent people from successfully losing unwanted weight, a […]