Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: sleep

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.

A long, unbroken night of sleep may not be enough for you, new study shows

Anthropologists have found evidence that during preindustrial Europe, bi-modal sleeping was considered the norm.

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.

Thinking of avoiding social media and putting down your phone? Technostress won’t let you

Before you know it, you may have spent minutes or even hours of “dead” time doing nothing other than flitting from one function to another to divert yourself.

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Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge | ANI file photo

Congress is becoming Nokia, Kodak of Gujarat politics. Outdated KHAM lens will wipe it out

After winning the biggest electoral victory in 1995 Gujarat elections, Congress lost seven consecutive elections in the state. It cannot remind voters about its rule anymore.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.