Overweight & Obesity

Lack of sleep increases unhealthy abdominal fat

New research from Mayo Clinic shows that lack of sufficient sleep combined with free access to food increases calorie consumption and consequently fat accumulation, especially unhealthy fat inside the belly.

Medical research

Sleep shows how risk-seeking people may be

Each person has their own individual sleep profile which can be identified by the electrical brain activity during sleep. Researchers at the University of Bern have now demonstrated that the brain waves during periods of ...

Health

Study suggests travel can help balance out sleep hours

A trio of researchers from Technical University of Denmark, the University of Vermont and Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science, respectively, has found that in some cases traveling can help people balance out the number ...

Neuroscience

Brain neurons identified in pre-sleep routine

When we are stressed or excited, it can be difficult for us to fall asleep—and finding ways to wind down prior to sleep is a habit of many.

Psychology & Psychiatry

One-third of pregnant women report mental distress during pandemic

(HealthDay)—Nearly one in three pregnant women have reported elevated symptoms of mental health distress and a negative impact on health behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in the January ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sleep deprivation increases serotonin 2a receptor response in brain

The serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) receptor is widely distributed in the brain and plays a critical role in perception, cognition and psychosis. It is also responsible for the psychedelic effects of drugs, such as psilocybin (hallucinogenic ...

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