Saturday, 22 January, 2022
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Topic: sleep

Scientists have found a ‘creativity sweet spot’. It was tried and tested by Thomas Edison

Researchers at the Paris Brain Institute have found a creativity ‘sweet spot’ called hypnagogia by engaging in a novel experiment.

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.

Social media, video games much worse for sleep than passive TV, finds new study

A Danish review of sleep studies on over 3,50,000 children found those aged 6-12 consumed more TV & delayed bedtime, but those aged 13-15 had trouble falling asleep from social media use.

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.

30 minutes’ exercise won’t counteract sitting all day, but this can help

For many of us, our jobs require us to sit for eight hours or more a day. Just exercising for 30 minutes won’t reverse that.

Lack of sleep is harming health care workers – and their patients

Poor sleep can harm well-being – it’s been shown to be a strong risk factor for cognitive decline and early mortality.

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.

This is how much physical activity we need to do to stay healthy, according to WHO

Estimates indicate that over a quarter of adults and around 81 per cent of adolescents don’t meet the 2010 WHO recommendations.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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