News about Sleep from Zoom Health – 8th April 2022

Sleep is important. On average, each of us spends 26 years sleeping in our lifetime, which equates to 9,490 days or 227,760 hours. Getting to sleep also takes some time. We spend on average 7 years trying to get to nod off!

Because sleep is so important to us, Zoom Health publishes a weekly summary of the best news stories about sleep from around the web. If you want to find out what is happening in the world of sleep, you have come to the right place.

Here at Zoom Health we are trying to do our little bit too, which is why you will find that we offer the widest range of earplugs for sleeping on the planet!

In the news this week:

Mayo Clinic: Lack of Sleep Increases Unhealthy Belly 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 | SciTechDaily, USA

How to pick the best sleep tracker for you
Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health. And yet we live in the age of Netflix binges, a never-ending scroll of TikToks, and late-night video gaming marathons. But if you’re determined to build better sleeping habits, you can always try tracking your sleep | The Verge, USA

Sleep Through the Ages 
The medical director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center shares her insight and provides sleep tips | RWJBarnabas Health, USA

The Trouble With Sleep Aids
Like many people with insomnia, I’ve turned to sleep aids. During much of the pandemic, I was taking over-the-counter antihistamines — drugs sold … | The New York Times, USA

Is sleep a feminist issue?
Often carrying a heavier burden of responsibility, women are more likely than men to find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep | Irish Examiner, Ireland

Is insomnia a Covid symptom? What experts say about the connection between lack of sleep and coronavirus
A study in the British Medical Journal suggests that disrupted sleep can be associated with a heightened risk of becoming infected with coronavirus | iNews, UK

Why ignoring sleep can mess up your life goals
In the modern world, we just doze off at our schedule’s convenience sans any regard for structure and discipline, and this “avoid sleep” culture is … | Times of India, India

Snooze more, eat less? Sleep deprivation may hamper weight control
A new study supports the idea that people using sleep hygiene tips to get sufficient sleep consume fewer calories than people who are … | Harvard Health, USA

What is the 15 minute sleep rule? 
A study by the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute published a … | Metro News, UK

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