Record 40% of Japanese sleep less than six hours a day

Nov 14, 2016

Record 40% of Japanese sleep less than six hours a day

A record 39.5 percent of Japanese get less than six hours of sleep a day, according to an annual health ministry survey. Male respondents attributed their short sleep time to their job and health, while women cited housework and their job, the 2015 National ...

Bearded dragon nightmare: REM episodes suggest lizards dream

Apr 29, 2016

Bearded dragon nightmare: REM episodes suggest lizards dream

Research in a German laboratory involving five lizards called Australian bearded dragons indicates that these reptiles may dream and could prompt a fundamental reassessment of the evolution of sleep. Scientists said on Thursday they have documented for the first time that reptiles, like people, ...

Ample shut-eye seen lessening Alzheimer's risk in seniors

Jul 21, 2015

Ample shut-eye seen lessening Alzheimer's risk in seniors

New research suggests poor sleep may increase people’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye. Enough sleep is important for good health generally, but a series of studies presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference ...

Dark humor won't shield us for much longer

| Jul 11, 2015

Dark humor won't shield us for much longer

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‘I hope,” read an email from a colleague boarding an Osaka-bound shinkansen in Tokyo last week, “nobody sets himself on fire.” Black humor. There’s nothing funny about a man immolating himself on a crowded train, killing himself and another and injuring 26 — but ...

Mar 22, 2013

Marriages tested by sleepless nights with baby

As any parents of a young child who is a problem sleeper will confirm, permanent tiredness and constant irritability can put a huge strain on your relationship. In fact, according to a survey, lack of sleep is a big factor in divorce and separation ...