Did you know that you spend about a third of your life sleeping? This is because sleeping is as crucial to our health as eating is. While we know that we need sleep it hasn’t always been clear as to what exactly is happening in our brain while we rest.


It’s long term theory that the older you get, the less sleep you get. There are a number of proposed reasons for this, including new medication, psychological distress, retirement or the theory that says the elderly need sleep less.  However, anew study now offers a neurological reason. Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess

According to a new study released by the University of Arizona while it’s normal for people to experience trouble sleeping after a divorce, however if sleep problems last too long, they can lead to potentially harmful increases in blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart attacks and

  A study, conducted by the Dream Education Group, Dreamscloud, has shown that your level of education can also affect what you dream about. The research firm,YouGov, also found that people who have more degrees are more likely to dream about the work that they do and their coworkers. This study proves that a person is more likely to dream about something that

After a long day you finally collapse into bed, hoping to get a good night’s sleep, but you have a presentation tomorrow and you run through it in your head. Three times. You worry about your son’s maths exam he will be writing in a week. You have lunch with

Increased signs of skin aging, fine lines, uneven pigmentation and reduced elasticity, the price that sleep deprived people have to pay. A recent study commissioned by Estée Lauder, found that poor sleepers have increased signs of skin aging and slower recovery from a variety of environmental stressors, such as disruption

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Disrupted sleep has a major effect on melatonin levels of men living in Iceland, a study conducted by scientists from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston suggests. The study on sleep According to the study, melatonin is a chemical that helps regulate sleep patterns. It is produced most effectively

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One-in-10 teens are reporting having an adequate night’s sleep – a concern that researchers are blaming on electronic media use. A new study reveals that teenage boys report spending more than three-and-a-half hours every weekday on screen-based electronic media, and more than four-and-a-half hours per day on weekends, teenage girls


For a long time smoking has been associated with diseases and reducing the health of smokers in general, however new research, published in The FASEB Journal, suggests that smoking can negatively affect sleep. The study on sleep The study aimed to show that smoking leads to changes that ultimately affect functioning