Sleeping with the Lights On Spells Trouble

Sleeping in the dark may make you healthier, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers found that just one night of exposure to moderate room light negatively affects cardiometabolic health.  The sleep study involved 20 subjects, 10 of whom slept in a dim lightRead

Effects of a Bacopa monnieri extract (Bacognize®) on stress, fatigue, quality of life and sleep in adults with self-reported poor sleep: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study

ABSTRACT// In this 28-day, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 100 adults with self-reported poor sleep received either a placebo or a standardised Bacopa monnieri extract (150 mg twice daily). Outcome measures included the Bergen Insomnia Scale (primary outcome measure), Functional Outcomes of Sleep Questionnaire, Pittsburgh Sleep Diary, Short Form-36 Health Survey,Read

Ayurveda treatment helpful in management of snoring, obesity and type 2 Diabetes: A case report

ABSTRACT/ Sleep is responsible for proper metabolic balance. Disturbances in sleep causes insulin resistance, beta cell dysfunction and obesity through various pathways. Snoring is one of the important indicative symptoms of sleep apnoea that leads to disturbances in sleep. A 54-years old male patient was presented to Kayachikitsa casualty GovernmentRead

Two New Sleep Studies Show Damage from Lack of Sleep and Mindfulness Training as a Solution

Insomnia and Disrupted Sleep

Two new studies out recently provide insight into the importance of sleep for mental health and how the practice of mindfulness training provides an alternative approach to treating insomnia. A study from Annals of Behavioral Medicine shows that it takes only three consecutive nights of sleep loss to cause one’sRead

Body Parts have Individual Circadian Clocks that Respond to Day and Night

Circadian clocks

It is well known that the body’s circadian clock operates from a central point in the hypothalamus. But does the body have other circadian clocks that operate independently? Apparently so, according to this study from the journal Cell. This means, for instance, that the liver sense when someone is staringRead