Researchers investigated how migraines affect the quality of sleep. The third most common illness in the world (1), migraines affect an estimated one billion people every year (2). In the United States, more than 157 million workdays are lost annually due to migraines (1). Migraines affect men, women, and children. Unfortunately, many migraine sufferers do
More than being a basic human function, sleep is instrumental in our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. It affects our everyday lives. Time and again, research has shown that sleep deprivation and poor sleep quality can affect our decision-making, concentration and memory, in addition to causing anxiety, impulsiveness and irritability. So how to sleep better? Start with
In an exciting study published in Cell Metabolism, researchers uncover mechanisms that link cancer with metabolic and sleep disturbances. Patients with cancer often complain about sleep problem and metabolic disturbances. This is associated with reduced quality of life for patients with such problems. However, until recently the molecular basis for this phenomenon was not known.
A recent study investigated the association between disrupted circadian and sleep rhythms and increased susceptibility to mood disorders. Sleep rhythms and circadian rhythms are fundamentally important parts of health and a balanced lifestyle. Circadian rhythms refer to changes in the body’s behaviour and physiology that occur in a 24-hour period. There has been a