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How insomnia, a sleeping disorder, has risen amid the pandemic
India

How insomnia, a sleeping disorder, has risen amid the pandemic

People suffering from insomnia remain restless with irregular sleep intervals throughout the night and have trouble falling back to sleep.

Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes
World

Omicron amps up concerns about long COVID and its causes

While there's no firm list of symptoms that define long COVID, the most common include fatigue, problems with memory and thinking, loss of taste and smell, shortness of breath, insomnia, anxiety and depression

Sleep Your Way to Success: Authors of book on insomnia share hacks on cultivating and maintaining sleep hygiene
Arts & Culture

Sleep Your Way to Success: Authors of book on insomnia share hacks on cultivating and maintaining sleep hygiene

"What I do not like about allopathy is the focus on disease rather than health. I wanted to focus on health," says Khurshed Batliwala, co-author of Sleep Your Way to Success.

Explained: Why Christopher Nolan's next film isn't backed by Warner Bros
Entertainment

Explained: Why Christopher Nolan's next film isn't backed by Warner Bros

Though Warner Bros released Christopher Nolan's Tenet exclusively in theatres last year, that did not stop the filmmaker from criticising the production house for releasing its subsequent films simultaneously on HBO Max during the pandemic.

Explained: 'Coronasomnia', the sleep disorder that spiked during the pandemic, and how to cope with it
Lifestyle

Explained: 'Coronasomnia', the sleep disorder that spiked during the pandemic, and how to cope with it

As per research studies, the prevalence of insomnia during the COVID-19 pandemic was found to be higher in healthcare workers, females and urban citizens.

Evolution of Bangla rock music: How the underground cultural movement changed Bengal's musical landscape
Entertainment

Evolution of Bangla rock music: How the underground cultural movement changed Bengal's musical landscape

Despite their constantly evolving sound that does not shy away from experimenting, Bangla rock music has been suffering on account of a severe lack of funds, and an audience overtly exposed to film music on television and FM radio.

Within 90 days of testing positive for COVID-19, a person has high risk of developing a mental illness: Oxford
World

Within 90 days of testing positive for COVID-19, a person has high risk of developing a mental illness: Oxford

Researchers also found that there was a higher risk of dementia in those who recover from the virus.

Specially designed sleep interventions may alleviate PTSD risks in people with trauma, says new study
Health

Specially designed sleep interventions may alleviate PTSD risks in people with trauma, says new study

The study discovered that there is a time-sensitive window after experiencing a trauma where optogenetic intervention can help improve sleep duration and quality

Using weighted blankets may reduce sleep issues related to anxiety, insomnia and psychiatric disorders
Health

Using weighted blankets may reduce sleep issues related to anxiety, insomnia and psychiatric disorders

The results of a study indicated that the use of weighted blankets resulted in better sleep maintenance, a higher daytime activity level and reduced daytime symptoms of fatigue, depression and anxiety.

World Suicide Prevention day 2020: Signs of telltale suicidal tendencies to watch out for
Health

World Suicide Prevention day 2020: Signs of telltale suicidal tendencies to watch out for

A person with suicidal tendency may show anger, sudden calmness, improvement in their behaviour, insomnia or excessive sleeping.

Monophasic, biphasic or polyphasic: Amid stress brought on by pandemic, different sleep patterns come with many advantages
Health

Monophasic, biphasic or polyphasic: Amid stress brought on by pandemic, different sleep patterns come with many advantages

A disturbed sleep pattern is one of the main reasons behind sleep disorders, like insomnia and hypersomnia. But there are many types of sleep patterns and each one has its own benefits and disadvantages

Coronavirus outbreak may lead to rise in paranoia, depression and other mental health disorders, suggest studies
Health

Coronavirus outbreak may lead to rise in paranoia, depression and other mental health disorders, suggest studies

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in April 2020 indicated that public health emergencies of the scale of the novel coronavirus outbreak can evoke a number of emotional reactions and unhealthy behaviours in both individuals and communities

Having trouble getting sleep during coronavirus lockdown? Less use of phones, warm showers can help maintain sleeping pattern
India

Having trouble getting sleep during coronavirus lockdown? Less use of phones, warm showers can help maintain sleeping pattern

Some studies have revealed that taking a warm shower before going to bed increases the chances of a sound sleep.

Five signs you may be addicted to exercise
Health

Five signs you may be addicted to exercise

A no-pain-no-gain mindset can have serious consequences if you're going full-steam ahead when you should really be slowing down.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2019: PTSD in rape and domestic violence victims
Health

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2019: PTSD in rape and domestic violence victims

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by directly experiencing or witnessing very stressful, terrifying or distressing events.

Six scientifically proven ways to help you fall asleep faster
Health

Six scientifically proven ways to help you fall asleep faster

Scientists are hard at work to understand the factors that help us to sleep and those that keep us awake.

Scientific studies have now linked insomnia with a host of other ailments including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension
Health

Scientific studies have now linked insomnia with a host of other ailments including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension

Not getting enough sleep can lead to headaches, anger, drowsiness, loss of concentration and irritability, and in some cases, heart disease.

It’s Tango Time with Ratna Gupta
long-reads

It’s Tango Time with Ratna Gupta

While Ratna Gupta might not physically be creating her artworks in the wee hours, she does use her insomnia anyway, to think up all the details she can in the run-up to the actual making.

Music can be an affordable, non-medical aid to overcome sleep loss, study finds
science

Music can be an affordable, non-medical aid to overcome sleep loss, study finds

Music stimulates sleep and blocks the internal or external stimulus that would otherwise disrupt sleep.

Insomnia may up risk of irregular heartbeat, stroke, says study
Life

Insomnia may up risk of irregular heartbeat, stroke, says study

Insomnia may raise your risks of an irregular and often rapid heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation or arrhythmia, that can further increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications, researchers have found