Five myths about sleep

You need eight hours of sleep per night. The ideal amount of sleep is different for everyone and depends on many factors, which include age and genetic makeup. Bigger differences are seen when comparing various age groups. Ten-year-olds needed about nine hours of sleep, while adults older than 30, including senior citizens, averaged about seven …

Sleep Disruption in Ramadan

Sleep is essential to maintaining health and wellbeing, and there are implications when we don’t get enough. One of the most common times for disrupted sleep routines is Ramadan, when rituals and social activities can keep people awake well into the night. Kate Bridle, lead sleep technologist at the London Sleep Centre Dubai, says that …

What Do Your Dreams Mean

A good night’s sleep is often signified with either a very happy dream or no dream at all. For the most part, all of us dream at night- we just tend to forget the dream by the time we wake up. Sometimes, however, these dreams are vivid and just a little too real so we …

How Culture Affects Sleep

A new study finds, that our internal biological clocks may not exactly determine when we go to sleep but they affect when we wake up in the morning. The biological clock, sometimes called the circadian clock, has been thought to be the primary driver of human sleep schedules and is affected by environmental cues, such …