Have ever you experienced this? After a bad night’s sleep, all you want to eat is Cheerios, muffins, or some other high sugar food. Why? Lack of sleep has the same effect on your ability to manage blood sugar as someone who suffers from diabetes. Both diabetics and the sleep deprived can end up with consistently
There’s a common adage which warns parents that ‘a lack of sleep will stunt a child’s growth’. Unlike many sayings, this one has some truth behind it. Nighttime is when the body releases HGH (human growth hormone), which is essential for healthy growth and development in childhood. Scientists have found evidence that too little sleep
We are very excited to announce that 2breathe has officially launched in Japan! Teijin, one of Japan’s best known healthcare corporations, has begun distributing 2breathe directly to consumers via their subsidiary Nemulog, Inc. Japanese people are known to get the least hours of sleep in the world. According to Nemulog surveys, 60% of people in their 20’s
How can sleep help you age better? Regular Sleep Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Those planning on powering through early adulthood and middle age with little sleep and resting in old age might want to take particular notice. One recent review from Baylor University examining decades of data, suggests that getting good sleep in middle
First, 2breathe is not intended to treat sleep apnea. Second, no. We do not recommend using it at the same time. 2breathe assumes that you breathe spontaneously and modify the breathing pattern. CPAP and the more advanced BPAP machine add different positive pressures to inhale and exhale and most likely modifies the natural breathing pattern.
Researchers at Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Center in Leicestershire, England say women need more sleep than men because their brains are more complex. “Women’s brains are wired differently . . . so their sleep need will be slightly greater,” says Professor Jim Horne, the director of the Sleep Research Center. ‘Women tend to multi-task and
The Bad News Large studies show sleeping less than six or seven hours on average per night increases the risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. In these studies, participants may go without sleep for one or several nights or reduce sleep time for several weeks to examine the impacts of changes to
In a sleep deprivation study, published in the journal Sleep, 48 adults had their sleep restricted to a maximum of four, six, or eight hours a night for two weeks; one unlucky subset was deprived of sleep for three days straight. Subjects who got six hours of sleep a night for two weeks straight functioned
In fascinating experiments with fruit flies, scientists have proven that sleep heals. Neuroscientist, Paul Shaw creates flies with genetic deficiencies that mimic human disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Shaw fixes these ailing flies, not with genetic modification or drugs, but by putting them to sleep. “We make them sleep, and they become normal,” says Shaw.
Unless you have a diagnosable sleep disorder, sleeping pills are a bad way to go. So says sleep scientist Patrick Fuller, a neurologist at Harvard Medical School. “I’m not a basher of hypnotics, because I think that they can play a particularly important role in people who do have true insomnia,” Fuller told Tech Insider. “But