Whites sleep better than Asians, who sleep better than blacks. Why?
Adults who routinely get less than six hours of shut-eye a night are four times more likely to suffer a stroke, compared with people getting seven or eight hours, according to a study recently presented at the SLEEP 2012 …
If you’ve ever ended up at a greasy diner ravenous at 4 in the morning, this will come as no surprise: new studies find that a sleepy brain is more drawn to junk food than a well-rested one, and that it’s also less equipped to …
For some adults, insomnia may be caused by a fear of the dark, finds a new study by researchers at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Better sleep leads to better health, and new studies hint that the key is bedding down at night with your partner.
A recent study finds about 8.5 million U.S. adults wander during the night.
If your sleep schedule differs between the weekends and weekdays, you’re likely experiencing what researchers call “social jet lag” and it could be making you fat.
Social jet lag, a term coined by researchers in Europe, refers …
Getting some extra z’s each night could dampen the effect of genes that predispose you to weight gain, a recent study from University of Washington in Seattle finds.
Sleep time is not wasted time, least of all for the creative. At night, the brain is a lot more active than it seems, sometimes producing bursts of creative inspiration: music, literature, scientific insights. What follows are …
Working the night shift? Researchers now understand how night jobs — and chronic jet lag — can affect your insulin levels and your waistline.
In this week’s issue of TIME, we explain why the brain does its most creative work while you’re asleep. Subscribers can read the full story here.
If traditional weight-loss diets have failed you, you might just try hitting the sack.