Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: sleep

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.

Alarmed by expressway accidents, UP plans special devices to prevent drivers from dozing off

The move comes close on the heels of an accident on the 165-km Yamuna Expressway which claimed 29 lives.

If you are not sleeping at work, you should be fired

If employers are going to interfere with employees’ leisure time, organisations should then provide opportunities for the needed recovery to occur at work.

Struggle to wake up and sleep early? It’s just how you are wired

Several people struggle to keep up with the conventional routine of sleeping and waking up early. While you may think it's a lifestyle choice, it's not.

Did we sleep twice rather than once? And should we do it again?

Research shows segmented sleep, with two sleep periods, was the norm before it started disappearing in the late 17th century.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.