NewsTag: Sleep

What is clean sleeping and why should you start doing it?

Monday 25th May 2020 - RTE - RTE

What is clean sleeping and why should you start doing it? Plenty of us planned to make lifestyle changes when we rang in the new year – but how many have resolved to sleep better this year? Yet slumber is a part of your life that experts agree needs protecting. Gwyneth Paltrow, goddess of le... Read more →

Here’s What Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep a Night Can Do to You

Thursday 26th September 2019 - Brian Krans -

Here’s What Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep a Night Can Do to You New research found when healthy men in their 20s got only 5 hours of sleep per night, the way their bodies metabolized fat shifted.Rather than evaporating triglyceride-rich lipoproteins that have been linked to the formation... Read more →

Say Good Night: Less Screen Time Can Improve Teen Sleep Habits in a Few Weeks

Monday 27th May 2019 - Brian Krans - Healthline

Say Good Night: Less Screen time can improve teen sleep habits in a few weeks For most of human evolution, our sleep patterns have revolved around the pattern of the sun. Then our circadian rhythms were altered with the discovery of fire, and changed forever when we discovered electricity. Now we... Read more →

Top 8 Sleep Myths That Can Harm Your Health

Monday 29th April 2019 - Gigen Mammoser -

Top 8 Sleep Myths That Can Harm Your Health These common misconceptions about sleep can harm your health by keeping you from getting quality zzzz. Humans spend roughly one-third of their lives sleeping. Despite this, sleep still remains something of a mystery. However, we do know that sleep is de... Read more →

5 things to cut out of you diet to get a better night's sleep

Monday 1st April 2019 - RTE - RTE

5 things to cut out of your diet to get a better night's sleep Nothing beats waking up from a good night’s sleep yet, for many of us, the idea of that happening seems like a dream. Sleep deprivation can affect your memory, productivity and overall happiness, so it is essential that you are w... Read more →

Here's how to tell if your teenager needs rest

Monday 4th March 2019 - - RTE

Most people can tell when they’re tired. We yawn a lot, we suffer from low energy, and somehow the seven snoozes on the morning alarm just don’t feel like enough. But unless they tell you (and you believe them), it can be much harder to tell when those around you are struggling with... Read more →

Good night's sleep helps body to fight off infections

Thursday 14th February 2019 - John von Radowitz - Irish Independent

A good night's sleep really can be the best medicine. Scientists have discovered that sleep improves the ability of immune cells to hit their targets and fight off infection. While sleep helps to boost the body's defences, chronic stress may make it more vulnerable to illness, the study sugg... Read more →

Early risers are less likely to develop some mental health problems than "night owls", according to a new study

Monday 4th February 2019 - Rod Minchin - Irish Independent

Early risers are less likely to develop some mental health problems than "night owls", according to a new study. Researchers have found that being genetically programmed to get up early in the morning may lead to greater well-being and a lower risk of schizophrenia and depression. The study, which... Read more →

Finding it hard to drift off? You might have "sleep FOMO"

Friday 1st February 2019 - - RTE

It appears that #FOMO has a new application. For those of us struggling to get enough sleep each night, much of the problem stems from not being able to shut our anxious brains off. From fretting about work commitments, relationships and all the minute aspects of our busy lives, it's increasingly d... Read more →

Sleep talk: what does it mean?

Thursday 24th January 2019 - Shane Cochrane - Irish Independent

Back in 2015, an American lady began posting on Twitter the things her boyfriend said in his sleep. He said a lot of strange things. "I don't care what you say, I'm getting tigers." "Did you cut off the leg?" "Your eyeballs, they smell like eyeballs." "I'm not braking for ducks." "Why is i... Read more →

Sleep: what is quality slumber and how do we get it? Our expert has the answers

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 - Tom Coleman - Irish Independent

Most of us don't get enough shut-eye for a whole host of reasons. Wellness expert Tom Coleman outlines the importance of a peaceful slumber. Sleep, glorious sleep - we crave it, we chase it and mostly we feel we're not getting enough of it. According to experts, too much sleep is also bad, but fe... Read more →

Unlock the 'powerful benefits of sleep'

Monday 21st January 2019 - Tom Coleman -

Thrive Festival is a brand-new bespoke health, fitness and wellness event taking place on 30th & 31st March 2019 in The Convention Centre, Dublin.  Ahead of the festival, we caught up with one of the speakers - Health and Wellness Expert, Tom Coleman. Tom has worked with many Irish at... Read more →

What is clean sleeping and why should you start doing it?

Friday 4th January 2019 - RTE -

Plenty of us will be making lifestyle changes to ring in the new year – but how many have resolved to sleep better in 2019? Yet slumber is a part of your life that experts agree needs protecting. Gwyneth Paltrow, goddess of left-field health advice, is a vocal proponent of "clean sleeping", a... Read more →

Struggling to sleep? 6 ways to relieve insomnia naturally

Thursday 3rd January 2019 - RTE -

There’s nothing more frustrating than spending a night staring at the ceiling – tossing, turning and willing sleep to come. Between unanswered emails and unpaid bills, there’s a million and one things that can keep you awake at night, and poor sleep can have a significant impact o... Read more →

Getting better sleep like winning lottery

Tuesday 21st March 2017 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

If you want to feel like you have won the lottery, try improving the quality of your sleep. According to a new study, improving sleep quality can be as beneficial to health and happiness as winning around €230,000 on the lottery. UK researchers analysed the sleep patterns of more than 30,000 ... Read more →

Scientists in the US finally unlock mystery of why we need to 'sleep on it'

Monday 6th February 2017 - Ian Johnston

The purpose of sleep appears to be to help forget some memories so others can be stored for later use, two major new US studies suggest. For years, scientists have struggled to work out exactly why humans need to sleep for about a third of every day. The new research adds fresh weight to the idea... Read more →

How your sleep patterns could be contributing to your back pain

Tuesday 31st January 2017 - Dr Mary O’Keeffe, Dr Kieran O’Sullivan, Professor Chris Maher, Dr James McAuley - Independent

Sleep, like diet and exercise, is closely linked to general health and wellbeing. The amount and quality of sleep we get affects our health in many different ways. Research has strongly linked sleep problems to heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, stress, anxiety, depression and poor leve... Read more →

Smartphones disrupting children's sleep

Tuesday 1st November 2016 - Deborah Condon - Irish Health

Children who use screen-based media devices at bedtime, such as smartphones and tablets, are much more likely to get poor sleep, which can have major consequences for their overall health, a new study has found. Welsh researchers carried out a review of 20 studies involving more than 125,000 childr... Read more →

Sleep and exercise key to reducing stroke risk

Friday 19th February 2016 - Deborah Condon -

Exercising regularly and getting the right amount of sleep each night significantly reduces a person's risk of stroke, a new study has shown. US researchers analysed data on almost 289,000 people who had been monitored between 2004 and 2013. The participants' sleep was assessed, as well as their in... Read more →

Kids' nightmares linked to psychosis

Friday 22nd May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who experience persistent nightmares may be more likely to suffer psychotic symptoms in their late teens, a new study suggests. Psychosis refers to a mental state in which a person is detached from reality and experiences a number of abnormal symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions and ... Read more →

Depression increases risk of nightmares

Wednesday 6th May 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People are most at risk of experiencing frequent nightmares if they are depressed or suffer with insomnia, a study has found.Researchers in Finland set out to identify risk factors for nightmares. They looked at almost 14,000 men and women aged between 25 and 74.The participants were asked how often... Read more →

Kids' bedrooms should be screen-free

Monday 20th April 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Parents are being urged to keep televisions and phones out of children's bedrooms, as these may be impacting on the amount of sleep young people are getting. The call comes from Safefood, which has just launched the latest phase of its ongoing campaign to reduce childhood obesity. An increasing amo... Read more →

Regular lack of sleep linked to high BP

Monday 16th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

People who regularly fail to get enough sleep appear to have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure, a new study suggests. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a major cause of heart attack and stroke. However, it rarely carries any signs or symptoms. In fact, a person c... Read more →

Teen sleep patterns linked to snacking

Friday 6th March 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Teenagers with irregular sleeping patterns consume more calories each day and are much more likely to snack at nighttime, the results of a new study indicate. US researchers analysed the sleeping patterns of almost 350 teenagers, who slept, on average, for about seven hours per night. The study fo... Read more →

Teen screen time affects sleep

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 - Deborah Condon -

The more time teenagers spend looking at various screens during the day, the poorer their quality of sleep is likely to be, a new study has found. Norwegian researchers looked at over 10,000 teenagers aged between 16 and 19. All were asked about the amount of time they spent looking at various scre... Read more →

Smartphones reduce kids' sleep

Thursday 22nd January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who sleep in the same room as their smartphone may be getting less sleep every night, a new study has found. The US study involved over 2,000 children aged nine and 12, the majority of whom had some sort of small screen, such as a smartphone, by their bed at night. The researchers found t... Read more →

Kids' sleep quality affects maths skills

Friday 16th January 2015 - Deborah Condon -

Children who get a good night's sleep perform better in maths and languages, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers looked at the link between sleep efficiency and academic performance in children. Sleep efficiency is a term used to described the quality of a person's sleep. It takes into accou... Read more →

'Sleep drunkenness' affects many

Wednesday 27th August 2014 - Niall Hunter -

One in seven people may be affected by what is termed sleep drunkenness, which leads to confused and disoriented behaviour when forced awake. US researchers have found that 15% of people in their study had experienced an episode of 'sleep drunkenness' during the previous year. The condition involv... Read more →

Shift workers not helped by sleep drugs

Wednesday 13th August 2014 - Deborah Condon -

Some shift workers take drugs to help them stay awake or get to sleep, however there is little evidence that this will actually benefit them, new research indicates. According to Finnish researchers, at least one in 10 workers is involved in some sort of shift work in most developed countries and E... Read more →

Top tips from the experts to help ensure a good night's sleep

Friday 11th July 2014 - Independent - Independent

Make the bedroom a sleep haven. "Bedrooms should be quiet, dark, not too hot or cold, well ventilated and used for sleep only," says Breege Leddy from the Insomnia Clinic ( Stop looking at phones two hours before bed. Stick to a sleep routine. "That enjoyable weekend lie-in can mak... Read more →

Sleep well: how to get more than 40 winks

Friday 11th July 2014 - Chrissie Russell - Independent

One in five of us will suffer from insomnia, but why and what can we do to cure it? By Chrissie Russell. The red glow of your radio alarm clock reads 3.45am as you turn your pillow over, hoping the cool side will help you sleep. By 4.30am, you can hear the birds begin to chirp. As you lie, worr... Read more →

Why counting beats instead of sheep may help insomnia

Tuesday 24th June 2014 - Professor Patricia Casey - Independent

Listen up insomniacs: music comes out tops in a recent large-scale study of therapeutic sleep remedies. HAVE you ever woken in the middle of the night and listened to the seconds ticking; for hours? It's as if you can hear time passing. You may have gone to bed exhausted and not been able to nod of... Read more →

Hit the snooze button and get a good night’s sleep

Monday 9th June 2014 - Ciara Kelly - Independent

Adequate sleep is more closely associated with health and longevity than diet and exercise - I can’t get no sleep! If you, like me, are sleep-deprived, then you’re no different to 45 per cent of the rest of the population, who are stumbling around knackered every day from too little... Read more →