Sleep Can Change With the Seasons
Like every other physiological process in the body, our sleep is influenced by the external environment and the seasons. That means, in theory, changing the clocks could change your sleeping patterns. So here’s what you need to know:
Whether you count sheep, meditate or fall asleep in front of the television, we all have our own special bedtime routines.
Getting to sleep of an evening is, however, perhaps much more complex than you might think.
And some of you may actually be getting the whole process all wrong.
Preschoolers who get too little sleep may be more likely to have trouble paying attention, controlling their emotions and processing information later in childhood, a new study suggests.
Much like a clock on the wall, our cells have their own 24-hour timeline. When they’re in sync, our body clock may act as a protective barrier against mental and physical illnesses.
Gentle sound stimulation — such as the rush of a waterfall — synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves significantly enhanced deep sleep in older adults and improved their ability to recall words, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study.
SALT LAKE CITY, March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As most of the United States returns to Daylight Saving Time (DST) on Sunday, March 12, we spring forward and advance our clocks one hour. For the one in three American adults who are already sleep deprived, losing an additional hour of sleep over the coming weekend can have a damaging effect on their sleep patterns.
Data from the Framingham Heart Study has shown that people who consistently sleep more than 9 hours each night had double the risk of developing dementia in 10 years as compared to participants who slept for 9 hours or less. The findings, which appear in the journal Neurology, also found those who slept longer had smaller brain volumes.
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