Binge drinking is a slippery slope

Not to mention the outward symptoms like: acne, redness on your nose and palms and dry, wrinkled skin that makes you look older. And drinking during pregnancy can lead to a host of problems for the child, like facial abnormalities and developmental deficits. “A lifetime of misery” for the little one, as Dr. Zasada puts … Read more

Many Men Prioritize Playing Video Games, Drinking Over Good Sleep

Share on PinterestA new survey finds that a majority of men say they often sacrifice a good night’s sleep to spend more time playing video games and drinking alcohol. Photo Attractive/Getty Images A new survey has found that men often prioritize other activities like video games or drinking over sleep. Playing video games late into … Read more

How much sleep do I need? Older adults should get seven hours a night, study finds

Many older people seemingly need less sleep than they did when they were younger. But the idea that people need less sleep as they age is a myth, research suggests, even if your parents or grandparents only may be clocking about five hours of sleep a night. In a new study, scientists calculated the ideal … Read more

Why It’s So Hard to get Eight Hours of Sleep

This article was originally published by Knowable Magazine. On dry nights, the San hunter-gatherers of Namibia often sleep under the stars. They have no electric lights or new Netflix releases keeping them awake. Yet when they rise in the morning, they haven’t gotten any more hours of sleep than a typical Western city-dweller who stayed … Read more

Children without diapers do not get quality sleep, study says

Children whose parents cannot afford diapers do not get quality sleep, according to a study by the Rutgers School of Nursing. The study, published in the Journal of Developmental Behavioral Pediatricsis the first to examine the relationship between diaper need and sleep. Sleep promotes brain development and solidifies learning and memory. Children with compromised sleep … Read more

Cognitive deficit in COVID-19 survivors is equivalent to 20 years of aging

Cognitive impairment as a result of severe COVID-19 is similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent to losing 10 IQ points, say a team of scientists from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. The findings, published in the journal eClinicalMedicine, emerging from the NIHR COVID-19 … Read more

Coping with sleep problems | Edexec

If you’re struggling with your sleep, try some of these tips and suggestions to help improve it CREDIT: This is an edited version of an article that originally appeared on Mind Some people find these ideas useful, but remember that different things work for different people at different times. Only have a go at what … Read more

Challenges with Sleep Disorders | Epilepsy Foundation

Many other sleep disorders exist, including “parasomnias” consisting of abnormal sleep phenomenon either occurring during sleep or wakefulness. These disorders do not always significantly disrupt sleep, but can be confusing in that some can have the appearance of a seizure. Parasomnias are described here. Arousal Disorders These typically occur in non-REM sleep, especially in the … Read more