sleep deprivation

Why are we so sleep deprived, and why does it matter?

 Why are we so sleep deprived, and why does it matter?

As we prepare to “spring forward” for daylight saving time on March 11, many of us dread the loss of the hour’s sleep we incur by moving our clocks forward. For millions, the loss will be an added insult to the inadequate sleep they experience on a daily basis.

One Night of Poor Sleep Could Equal Six Months on a High-Fat Diet, Study Shows

One Night of Poor Sleep Could Equal Six Months on a High-Fat Diet, Study Shows

New research finds that one night of sleep deprivation and six months on a high-fat diet could both impair insulin sensitivity to a similar degree, demonstrating the importance of a good night’s sleep on health. This study, conducted by Josiane Broussard, PhD, and colleagues from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, used a canine model to examine whether sleep deprivation and a high-fat diet affect insulin sensitivity in similar ways.