Don't worry if you don't get the rest and relaxation you wanted on your first night at a new place. It is just your brain acting up on its survival mechanism in an unfamiliar environment, new study shows.
A new study from the Surrey Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey, claims that night shifts affect the brain performance of both sex differently and it is more disruptive to women's brains more than men's.
With our daily lives getting busier day by day, it's hard to actually devote time to getting some sleep. For some people, 24 hours in a day seem insufficient to finish all their tasks and napping might be considered a waste of time.
Plants and animals alter their behaviors based on the seasons. Humans, it turns out, are no different. Here are just a few ways we change with the season.
It's True! Crocodiles readlly do keep one eye open as they sleep, say researchers from Australia's La Trobe University and Germany's Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.
Heart attack and stroke continue to be the top fatal diseases in the United States, and according to new research, they may be linked to poor sleep quality.
In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month, new interesting research shows that children's sleeping habits may be linked to their mental health status.
They may be tiny, but fruit flies actually sleep for up to half their short adult lives. Now, researchers are finding that access to the occasional midnight snack may actually disrupt this important rest cycle, potentially harming their tiny little hearts.
It may not be as simple as that, but new research shows that losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep per day can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism.
People who sleep too much, that is, more than 8 hours a day, have a higher risk of stroke, according to a new study.
It is common knowledge that you need 8 hours of sleep each night, but an expert panel is now changing this longstanding recommendation, a new study says.
If you've ever laid down quickly for some shuteye in the middle of the day after a late night out, you know it can do wonders. That because of the power of the power nap, as new research shows, which can help relieve stress and bolster the immune system.
It's not uncommon to read a good book snuggled under the covers to put you to sleep, but a new study shows that bright e-Readers, also known as light-emitting electronic devices (LE-eBook), before bedtime can impact your sleep cycle and overall health.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five adults in the United States regularly drinks alcohol to help them fall asleep, whether that be a cold beer, a glass of wine, or something stronger. However, new research has shown that this is actually a bad idea, as alcohol right before bed may interfere with the brain's built-in system for regulating sleep.
Mexican cave fish don't have a designated bedtime around which most of them sleep. That sets them apart from most animals and even some plants, for whom a specified time for sleep helps them to efficiently recharge. However, a new study suggests living in their lightless environment, sleeping whenever they please may help these fish save energy.