Tag Archives: Sleep

Sleep and dehydration

Prolonged sleep deprivation can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity and respiratory disease. More recently some studies have found that sleeplessness also increases the risk of kidney disease. In this study Asher Rosinger, from Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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When teenagers don’t get enough sleep

Doctors think teenagers should get between eight and ten hours’ sleep a night but teenagers don’t always agree. However, teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are at a higher risk of taking drugs and trying to kill themselves than those … Continue reading

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Sleep disturbance and cognition

Lack of sleep can affect your thought processes. In this study Angeliki Tsapanou, from Columbia University Medical Centre in New York, led a team of researchers who compared data from two studies of older adults in the US and Greece. … Continue reading

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Early to bed, early to rise …

Not sleeping enough has been linked to children becoming fatter and eating less healthily. However, there is less research on whether when children go to bed and wake up makes any difference. In this study 439 children from New Zealand, … Continue reading

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