Toddlers playing with touchscreens sleep less

Apr 22, 2017

Toddlers playing with touchscreens sleep less

The more toddlers play with touchscreen devices, the less they sleep, according to a study released on April 13. For every additional hour using a touchscreen phone or tablet during the day, children aged 6 months to 3 years slept nearly 16 minutes less in ...

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 Health ...

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, experience ...

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 suggests ...