SLEEP

  • Nintendo to develop 'quality of life' device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO Yesterday

    Tokyo: Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division. The device will be developed with US firm ResMed Inc, which currently makes...
  • Insomnia tied to sleep quality, not duration October 9, 2014

    Washington: Insomnia among older adults may be tied to sleep quality, and not sleep duration, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that sleep problems may stem from the quality of rest and other health concerns more than the overall amount of sleep that patients...
  • Chronic alcohol exposure disrupts sleep September 30, 2014

    Washington: Chronic alcohol abuse can lead to disruptions in the sleep cycle, which can last for months and even years after someone stops drinking, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. Clinical assessments and research indicate that individuals with alcohol use disorders frequently suffer from severely disrupted sleep. This can...
  • Indian man admits to sexually touching sleeping woman on plane September 11, 2014

    New York: A 62yearold Indian man has pleaded guilty to sexually touching a woman seated next to him aboard a flight from Houston to Newark and faces two years in prison. The accused, Devender Singh, a resident of Louisiana, admitted before US District Judge Stanley Chesler in Newark federal court...
  • Pop a pill, reset your sleep? Scientists make a major breakthrough August 14, 2014

    Washington: Scientists, led by an Indianorigin researcher, have identified a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep. The discovery of the role of this gene, called Lhx1, provides scientists with a potential therapeutic target to help nightshift workers or jet...
  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. Jet is also conducting...
  • Smart car seats that alert sleepy drivers July 20, 2014

    London: The dangers of falling asleep while driving may soon become a thing of the past, thanks to new smart car seats which can detect when a driver is beginning to nod off and alert them. The car seats which warn drivers if they start to fall asleep at the wheel...
  • Karnataka CM seen sleeping in Assembly during debate on sexual offences July 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday found himself in an embarrassing spot as video footage on TV channels showed him apparently dozing off during a debate on sexual offences against women in the Legislative Assembly. Siddaramaiah was seen in the video grab tilting his head in the front with eyes...
  • Sleeping on the job? Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani and 17 politicians from across the world who were caught napping in Parliament July 15, 2014

    Politicians probably have the most uninteresting jobs. Are discussions in the Parliament really boring or do they have very comfortable chairs there? Why is it that we often find politicians dozing at work? The first infamous politician who was regularly spotted napping in Parliament was HD Deve Gowda. It was...
  • Good days are here, which is why Rahul Gandhi was caught sleeping in Parliament: Naidu July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: It could not get any worse for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi. After leading the Congress party to a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections, and becoming the butt of political leaders' jokes, the Gandhi scion was on Wednesday caught sleeping in the Lok Sabha. Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • We can learn new languages while we sleep July 2, 2014

    London: Want to learn a new language but don't have the time? Do so while you're sleeping! Listening to other languages while you are asleep helps reinforce prior learning, a new study has found. The study conducted at the universities of Zurich and Fribourg has shown that Germanspeaking students are better...
  • Akshay Kumar deliberately keeps his children away from limelight June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Akshay Kumar, a successful actor and filmmaker, is also a protective father. To ensure that his children have a normal life, he doesn't expose them to the media. Currently riding high on the success of 'Holiday A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', Akshay is raising two children with wife...
  • Angelina Jolie thrilled at the box office success of 'Maleficent' June 3, 2014

    Shanghai: Actress Angelina Jolie said Tuesday she was thrilled her latest film 'Maleficent', a modern retelling of the life of Sleeping Beauty's archnemesis, had debuted at the top of the box office. 'Maleficent' raked in nearly USD 70 million in North America over the past weekend. The movie not only casts...
  • 'Maleficent' casts $70 million spell over box office, halts 'XMen' uprising June 2, 2014

    Reuters: "Maleficent," Walt Disney's specialeffects laden take on "Sleeping Beauty's" wicked fairy godmother, captivated moviegoers, collecting $70 million in ticket sales to win the North American weekend box office stakes. The movie starring Angelina Jolie as the blackrobed villain finished far ahead of last week's winner, "XMen: Days of Future Past,"...
  • Angelina Jolie takes the vile out of villain in 'Maleficent' May 28, 2014

    Reuters: Angelina Jolie, in taking her first major acting role in years, wanted something "crazy and silly" to counter the more serious parts of her life and her idea of fun was to play a baddie who looks pretty darn scary to children. Maleficent is a villain, and one of Disney's...
  • Turkish drama 'Winter Sleep' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes May 25, 2014

    Cannes: Turkey's Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday for "Winter Sleep", a slowburn domestic drama that mesmerised audiences despite its more than threehour length. Jury president Jane Campion, the New Zealand filmmaker, handed over the trophy to Ceylan, who beat out 17...
  • How your smartphone is ruining your sleep May 20, 2014

    Washington: Know that blue light your smart phone emits during the night gives you false signal that it is actually morning forcing you to open eyes and look outside the window? Switch off smartphones or tabs as the blue light is actually destroying your sleep, researchers warn. "One of the best...
  • mySleepButton: A new app that could help you fall asleep May 11, 2014

    Toronto: Scientists have developed a firstofitskind smartphone app that harnesses the power of the imagination to help users nod off. The app called mySleepButton works by preventing sleepinterfering thoughts and activating a mechanism that could help trigger sleep. It incorporates concepts from cognitive science, a multidisciplinary study of the mind...
  • Daytime napping may lead to early death: Study April 22, 2014

    London: Those who doze off during the day to catch some 'missed' night sleep, beware! According to an alarming research, middle-age and older adults who take daytime naps at office or home may be at increased risk of dying. In particular, naps were linked with an increased risk of dying from...
  • Buy this snore-triggered nudging pillow if you're sick of your snorer partner February 22, 2014

    New York: Trouble having sleep with a partner who begins snoring the moment he hits the sack - leaving you changing positions all night? Forget thinking about that sleep apnea mask and try a nudging pillow instead. The snore-triggered nudging pillow has a microphone that picks up the sonic vibrations of...
  • 10 things you probably didn't know about dreams February 19, 2014

    'Did you know that your body is virtually paralysed during your sleep'? Or 'Not everyone dreams in colour' or 'we only dream of what we know'? Probably not. Here are some fun facts about dreams. Go ahead and interpret yours now. ...
  • Heavy texting can cause sleep difficulties in teens September 28, 2013

    Washington: Too much texting is associated with sleep problems in college students, a new US study has found. The study, by a Washington and Lee University psychology professor, identified texting as a culprit when it comes to college students and sleep problems. Researcher Karla Murdock found that texting was a...
  • Now, a pair of shorts, sleeping bag to charge your mobile June 13, 2013

    London: Scientists have developed a pair of shorts that charge your mobile while you take a stroll wearing them. The shorts use the energy generated by an average person when they are on the move to power up a battery for four hours. Along with the shorts, researchers have also developed...
  • Veena Malik: I love shooting in sexy bikinis May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistani actress Veena Malik has done a bold photoshoot for her forthcoming Bollywood film 'Zindagi 5050' in which she plays a sex worker. She says she loved shooting in a bikini. Veena wore a black bikini during the shoot. She is said to have done extensive research for her...
  • Delhi: Two more arrested for gangraping 13yearold April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Two more of the eight men who allegedly gangraped a 13yearold girl in Delhi in March 2013 have been arrested, taking the total to five, police on Sunday said. The girl, who attempted suicide on Saturday, is stated to stable in hospital. "We have arrested two people in...
  • When singer Adam Anderson fell asleep while performing March 17, 2013

    London: Adam Anderson of Hurts, a popular synth-pop duo, was so exhausted during a musical tour that he fell asleep while performing on stage. Anderson is part of the duo with Theo Hutchcraft, and they were on tour for three years to promote their debut album. Anderson, a synthesist, fell asleep...
  • World sleep day: Tips on how you can get your share March 15, 2013

    It's World Sleep Day Today - for most, sleep is the first casualty of a hectic, fast-paced life. ...
  • Viral: Gangnam, the sleeping baby, style February 13, 2013

    Babies, babies, and more babies! This baby video hit the web last week. Fast asleep on a little car ride, little Amaya's mother says she can sleep through anything but her favorite song Gangnam Style. Only a week old and the video has got more than 2 million hits. Enjoy...