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. […]
Taking a warm shower or bath before bedtime is a known way to improve sleep, but when’s the perfect time to do it? A new study has the answer. Research finds the perfect time to take that warm bath before bedtime. For those who struggle to get a decent amount of sleep each night, there […]
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 […]
Could being a morning or an evening person be a risk factor for breast cancer? A large study suggests that women who are morning people could be at lower risk. New research suggests that women who find it easier to wake up early in the morning may have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. […]
Many recent studies suggest that people who are ‘night owls’ may face higher health risks. But why is that, really? Our Spotlight feature investigates.
Thousands of people around the world experience insomnia, which affects their quality of life, health, and productivity. One effective way of managing insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy, but many individuals may not have the time or money to visit a therapist’s office. So, what is the solution? New technologies can effectively deliver the therapy that […]
People who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. A few easy adjustments could help night […]
Many things, such as sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption, can cause vivid dreams. Certain sleep disorders may also make vivid dreams more likely. Everyone dreams but not everyone remembers doing so. People tend to spend about 2 hours each night dreaming. Sleep and dreams are complex and remain a mystery to scientists. What we do […]
Studies have linked sleep insufficiency to metabolic conditions. Now, new research reveals that varying time and length of sleep could also be a factor.
Slow wave sleep, also called deep sleep, is an important stage in the sleep cycle that enables proper brain function and memory. While most adults are aware that they should aim for between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night, the science of sleep is quite complex. The two main categories of sleep are […]