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Medical News Today

Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes
Medical News Today
Do you need 12 hours of sleep per day to function? Or is 2 hours per night enough for you? A new study investigates the genetics behind these differences.

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Sleep problems tied to female infertility
Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don't have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests. When insomnia was to blame for women's ...

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Mental Floss

This Cuddly Robot Is Designed to Lull You to Sleep
Mental Floss
For people seeking all the benefits of a human sleeping companion without the human part, there's a new Kickstarter-backed product. As Mashable reports, Somnox, the self-proclaimed “world's first sleep robot,” is designed to give you a more comfortable ...



Science Trends

Treating Sleeping Disorders Could Be As Easy As Taking Vitamin D
Science Trends
Sleeping is a crucial part of our health and survival. Without sleep, it becomes difficult to focus and think as well as learn new things and make new memories. Sleeping is important to many different brain functions and many different parts of the ...



ScienceAlert

Fruit Fly Genetics Might Explain Why Some of Us Need More Sleep Than Others
ScienceAlert
"This study is an important step toward solving one of the biggest mysteries in biology: the need to sleep," says lead researcher Susan Harbison. "The involvement of highly diverse biological processes in sleep duration may help explain why the purpose ...
Sleeping only three hours a night doesn't make Donald Trump better than you: It's genetic, study suggestsDaily Mail

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National Institutes of Health (press release)

To sleep or not: Researchers explore complex genetic network ... - NIH
National Institutes of Health (press release)
NIH-supported study could lead to better approaches for treating insomnia, other sleep disorders.

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CBS News

Research reveals how sleep helps "hit the 'save button' on your ...
CBS News
New research shows another reason why you should be getting a good night's sleep: it could help save your memory. A study published recently in the journal Cell Press found that as we age, the connection between sleep and memory formation begins to ...
Offbeat brain rhythms during sleep make older adults forget ...UC Berkeley

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Netdoctor

5 things keeping you awake over Christmas, explains a sleep expert
Netdoctor
For the most part, Christmas is pretty good fun. But, alongside the late nights, rich party food (read: chocolate for breakfast and canapés for dinner) and flowing alcohol, come sleepless nights and exhausted mornings. If you find your sleep pattern is ...



The Maravi Post

6 Steps To Follow For Better Sleep
The Maravi Post
Suffering from insomnia is the last thing you have ever wanted. Finding the way for a peaceful sleep is all that you need to get some energy back for next day and revitalize your mind. If you fail to do so, that can lead to dark circles under your eyes ...



New York Post

Sleep is just as important for weight loss as dieting, study says
New York Post
If you are trying to lose weight, you may want to focus more on getting a good night's sleep and less on what you are eating. People who have regular sleep patterns find it easier to shift unwanted weight, new research suggests. In fact, 74 percent of ...

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