Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicSleep deprivation

Topic: Sleep deprivation

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.

Avoid naps and staying in bed if you don’t sleep, when you home-quarantine

While it is true that good sleep is essential to health in normal times, it becomes even more so in this period of confinement and crisis.

Brain-washing: Scientists say a goodnight’s sleep is nature’s detox

Lack of sleep inflicts big costs on the economy. Several large organisations – Google included – have sleep pods in their offices for restorative naps.

Night owls – people with cooler lives but more prone to mental & physical problems

A country’s economic health can be damaged in the event of an epidemic of poor sleep.

On Camera

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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