Blue light is good for your body during the day, but exposure to blue light at night can cause mild to more severe health effects.
Most Americans stare at screens all day, but this comes with consequences. Screens are changing our bodies and possibly even our brains.
Many YouTubers are known for their night owl schedules. It could be because there is a correlation between creativity and the night owl chronotype, but it could also be self-inflicted. Insider spoke to YouTubers about their sleeping habits and why they like working when the world is asleep. The author […]
New research shows Daylight Saving Time increases the risk of traffic accidents by 6%. Abolishing DST could prevent 28 fatal car accidents annually, the study found. Thousands of Americans have signed a petition to scrap DST, and some states do not observe it. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. From […]
A new study found that a type of intermittent fasting that limits meals to early in the day could lower appetite and help the body burn fat. Participants who ate between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. had lower levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin and burned more fat than those […]
Most Americans spend more than seven hours a day staring at digital screens. But screens are changing our bodies and possibly our brains. This screen time often leads to blurred vision, eye strain, and long-term vision problems like nearsightedness. Screens emit blue light, which disrupts our circadian rhythms at night […]
Nausea is sometimes a symptom of pregnancy. But people feel sick in the morning for plenty of other reasons. For instance, it could be down to diet, lack of sleep, or anxiety. Mild nausea can be treated with small adjustments. But if it’s a prolonged problem, you should see a […]
There is a lot of advice out there about how to get the best night of sleep. But the fact that you can’t sleep might not be your fault. It turns out, night owls have an internal clock that functions differently. Forcing them to wake up early could have serious […]
A new study found middle-aged nurses were less likely to develop depression if they were early birds, compared to those who were later risers. There wasn’t an increase in risk for night owls. But the study has a fair few limitations, meaning it is not clear if their chronotype was […]
At work, a calendar filled with meetings and deadlines often dictates the cadence of our days. But despite what tightly timed agendas might try to insist, our internal body clocks are secretly running the show. Scientists call this personalised daily pattern of sleep and wakefulness a circadian rhythm. Whether you […]
People with a night-owl chronotype can struggle with a fixed 9-to-5 routine. Failing to get to sleep early can mean you don’t get a consistent eight hours a night. A lack of sleep has been associated with an increased risk of early death. But according to new research, you might […]
Our internal body clocks – or circadian rhythms – keep our bodies in sync. If our cycle is disrupted, this can cause health problems. A new study suggests an interrupted body clock cycle is associated with an increased risk of mood disorders like depression. Further research is needed to determine […]
Sometimes we wake up groggy even though we’ve gone to bed on time and had a solid eight hours of sleep. Experts say it could be down to your sleeping position. Sleeping on your back is supposedly the best position, but ultimately, comfort is key. There’s no longer any doubt […]
Many of us don’t get enough sleep during the week, and then try to make up for it at the weekend with a lie-in. Sleep scientists generally don’t advise people do this, as sleep is “not like the bank.” However, a new study has shown that making up for lost […]
Being a night owl comes with a 10% higher risk of death than being a morning person, according to a new study. The study also found that night owls have a higher risk for a variety of physical and mental ailments. But being a night owl or morning person is […]
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