Women are more angry and hostile if they get insufficient sleep, say North Carolina scientists
Sleep deprivation also increases women’s risk of heart disease, stroke and depression
But a man’s health is barely affected by lack of sleep
If the woman in your life woke up grumpy this morning, don’t be too hard on her. It is, apparently, only natural.
Scientists have discovered that women need more sleep than men. And chances are, she’s [...]
One week of bad sleep can “switch off” hundreds of genes and raise the risk of a host of illnesses including obesity and heart disease, scientists claim.
Getting fewer than six hours’ sleep per night deactivates genes which play a key role in the body’s constant process of self-repair and replenishment, according to a new study.
A quarter of workers sleep so badly on a regular basis that it’s impossible to concentrate on their job, a study has found. In fact, research shows the typical adult wakes up twice at least four nights out of seven.
The findings emerged in a sleep report conducted by hotel chain Premier Inn, who studied the sleep patterns of 4000 Brits.
It found that the average person aims for 7 hours of [...]
I don’t have an air conditioner. Am I smug about it? A little. But that’s because it’s all I’ve got to hold on to when I’m lethargic, smelly and faintly dehydrated all summer.
I tell myself that I can’t afford an air conditioner, but I think I might just be cheap. Plus, I always begin each summer optimistically: I tell myself that summer’s not all that bad! That I can do [...]
Perhaps she was proving she had nothing to hide or maybe she thought officials had asked for a strip search?
Whatever the case there was all round confusion when one woman stripped naked at Denver International Airport on Tuesday morning.
The bizarre incident happened at about 8.45am when the woman was caught illegally smoking a cigarette at an airport departure gate.
Airport workers told the woman to put out the cigarette – at [...]
Death and taxes aren’t only certain, they also seem to share a same deadline in the U.S., according to a study that points to the role of stress in fatal accidents.
Deaths from traffic accidents around April 15, traditionally the last day to file individual income taxes in the U.S., rose 6 percent on average on each of the last 30 years of tax filing days compared with a day during [...]
By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles TimesApril 7, 2012, 3:24 p.m.
SEATTLE — U.S. Air Force pilot Patrick Burke‘s day started in the cockpit of a B-1 bomber near the Persian Gulf and proceeded across nine time zones as he ferried the aircraft home to South Dakota.
Every four hours during the 19-hour flight, Burke swallowed a tablet of Dexedrine, the prescribed amphetamine known as “go pills.” After landing, he went out for dinner and drinks with [...]
April 2, 2012
As we reported yesterday, overweight people don’t eat enough food … of the right kind.
Similarly, while many may assume that overweight folks are lazy and are not motivated enough, the truth is that they may be too stressed out.
Specifically, stress increases appetite.
And it is well-documented that stress causes people to crave high-fat, high-carbohydrate junk foods which pack on belly fat. For example, the National Academy of Sciences reported in 2003:
[The stress hormone cortisol] [...]
by Rachel Koning Beals
When it comes to sleeping peacefully at night, it’s not so much about the money under the mattress as the money invested in the mattress—and in white noise machines, blackout shades, and medicinal sleep aids.
The long list of sleep-time accoutrement is eye-opening and potentially pricey. But missing sleep is costly for an individual’s health and wallet. And there are costs for the greater population—compromised workplace productivity and auto accident risk among them.
[See 10 Ways [...]
As you probably learned in college, the less you sleep, the more you eat. Both coffee and pizza are necessary to pull an all-nighter.Now there’s research to support this theory. At the American Academy of Sleep Medicine conference in Minneapolis this week, 5,000 researchers from around the world gathered to talk about the importance of sleep. They looked at 1,000 recent studies, including one by Harvard [...]
Scientific American noted yesterday that a lack of sleep makes us take riskier gambles:
A team of Duke University researchers examined the brains of 29 healthy volunteers using functional MRI, which tracks changes in blood flow in the brain, while the subjects performed a variety of gambling tasks.
After a full night of sleep, participants behaved like most people tend [...]
Americans are sleepy — so sleepy that fatigue takes over in some of the most dangerous situations. About one in 20 survey participants reported they’d dozed off while driving at least once in a month. And more than one-third of the those surveyed said they inadvertently fell asleep at least once in a day.
The data come from two different reports from the Behavior Risk Factor [...]