Aging may affect restful sleep and the ability to retain long-term memories

Changes that occur in the brain as people age may cause them to lose sleep and could have a negative impact on their long-term memory, according to a new study. The journal Nature Neuroscience reported that researchers at the University of California (UC) at Berkeley indicate in a study that if the slow-wave phase of sleeping – about one-fourth of… Read more »

Electronic devices used right before bed may disturb rest for children

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In an ideal world, elementary school children would get 10 to 11 hours of sleep each night and teens about eight to nine hours. That’s according to the National Sleep Foundation, which promotes nightly rest to keep people healthy and alert for all that life throws at them. Real life, in which young people spend a growing amount… Read more »

Sleep linked to awareness and pain sensitivity

According to a recent study published in the journal Sleep, increased sleep time may lower pain sensitivity and increase awareness in adults. The research analyzed 18 healthy adults who were not in pain but reported being sleepy. They were assigned to sleep regimens in which they would either follow their normal sleep schedules or extend… Read more »

Get your beauty sleep to look your best this summer

Looking great for summer doesn’t only mean hitting the gym and getting a few sun-kissed highlights. You’ll never look your absolute best if you’re not getting enough sleep every night. Not only will you lack the ability to do an effective work out, those new highlights won’t look so great in the dull, lifeless hair… Read more »