Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicSleep deprivation

Topic: Sleep deprivation

52% Indians sleep differently since Covid pandemic, finds national survey

On average, 1 in 2 Indians getting less than 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night, while 1 in 4 sleeping less than 4 hours, finds LocalCircles survey.

Tired all the time? There’s a rule for optimum sleep— not too less, not too much, says UK study

It may seem logical to assume that if 7 hours constitute a great night’s sleep, 8 or 9 hours would supercharge your mental health. That's false.

Singapore ‘most fatigued’, Mexico & Brazil don’t get much sleep either, UK bedmaker’s study finds

Researchers looked at several aspects — from working hours per year to average screen time per day — to obtain the results and provide a 'fatigue score'.

Are you sleeping less than usual? The answer may be in your meal plan

Though research is scanty on nutrition-sleep connection, there is well-documented evidence that certain foods and drinks can improve sleep quality.

Now sleeping longer than 6.5 hours a night associated with cognitive decline

More sleep isn’t always better, as one recent study found.

Short-sleepers are more likely to suffer from irregular and heavy periods

We analysed survey data from 574 menstruating females from age 24 to 40.

What causes our mind to blank out or wander? It’s the ‘local sleep’ in brains, study suggests

Study analysed differences in behaviour when mind is blanking with no activity or wandering with high activity, & correlated responses with regions where slow brain waves occurred.

Afternoon nap in healthy workspace can improve productivity among urban poor workers: Study

A new study that measured sleep quality in real situations in low income groups in Chennai found outcomes to be vastly different from findings of research in sleep labs in the West.

Sleeping after midnight is bad for your health, so is going to bed before 10pm, finds study

Study, which observed 1.12 lakh participants across 21 countries for nearly a decade, said early and late sleepers have a higher risk of heart attacks, strokes, and even death.

You are losing 30 minutes of sleep every working day, study shows

After retirement, we found that every day was like a weekend – at least when it came to how long people slept for.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.