Bad sleep around full moon is no longer a myth

Contact: Olivia Poisson olivia.poisson@unibas.ch University of Basel Many people complain about poor sleep around full moon. Scientists at the University of Basel in Switzerland now report evidence that lunar cycles and human sleep behavior are in fact connected. The results have been published in the journal «Current Biology». The research group around Prof. Christian Cajochen…

Cholesterol-lowering drug linked to sleep disruptions – Possibly promoting weight gain and insulin resistance

Cholesterol-lowering drug linked to sleep disruptions   ORLANDO, Nov. 7 — A cholesterol-lowering drug appears to disrupt sleep patterns of some patients, researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2007.   “The findings are significant because sleep problems can affect quality of life and may have adverse health consequences, such as promoting weight…