How Lack of Sleep Can Lower Economic Productivity

I’m willing to bet that many of you reading this blog stayed up last night watching TV or surfing the net, going to bed much later than your normal bedtime. Some of you never sleep for more than 6 hours. Life can oftentimes prevent optimal sleep times, such as having a new baby, work obligations, […]

Short Sleep Ups Your Risk of Stroke

Here’s a surprising finding that was presented at the SLEEP meeting: Sleeping less than 6 hours increases your risk of stroke by over 4 times. These people did not have obstructive sleep apnea or were not obese. It just goes to show that length of sleep is just as important as quality sleep.

Urinary Incontinence, Nighttime Urination, Worse With Poor Sleep

It’s commonly accepted that suffering from urinary symptoms can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. However, a recent study confirms more recent findings that suggest that poor sleep itself can lead to lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), such as incontinence, and nighttime urination. This study prospectively followed over 1600 men and 2500  women […]

Short Sleep Predicts Lower IQ Scores In Healthy Children

Even if you don't have any sleep problems or medical issues, the quality and quantity of sleep can play an important role in how well you function during the day. This study showed that in normal, healthy children, shorter sleep duration was associated with lower IQ scores and perceptual reasoning.    In this age of […]