Sleep

Even Fat Cells Need Sleep

October 17, 2012

Here’s a study to make you hit the bed early tonight. Matthew Brady, PhD, associate professor of medicine and vice-chair of the Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition at the University of Chicago, found that not getting enough sleep [Read more]

Lonely Hearts, Disrupted Sleep

November 8, 2011

Loneliness has had a tough run of late, with a growing body of research blaming it for everything from high blood pressure to heart disease to depression and cognitive decline. The research group of John Cacioppo, director of the Center for [Read more]

Restless Sleep, Restless Blood Sugar

May 16, 2011

By Dianna Douglas Kristen Knutson, PhD, recently added to the growing body of research from the University of Chicago on the long-term consequences of skimping on sleep. She found that diabetics who sleep poorly have a harder time controlling their [Read more]

Better Sleep, Better Learning?

February 15, 2010

Imagine a child who gets good grades in school, listens well to his teacher, and is commended for his good behavior in the classroom. Then slowly, his grades start to decline, he grows moodier, and his teacher reports that his attention often drifts [Read more]