Is a Cold Mattress the Key to Better Sleep?

Are you hot in bed? No, no – not that kind of hot. (Although I’m sure you are.) I mean literally hot. Like sweaty, restless and unable to sleep well. A new survey by the Better Sleep Council found that disagreements about bedroom temperature topped tossing and turning and even snoring for the reasons couples gave for not getting a good night’s sleep. In the survey, taken last year, a majority of American adults (85 percent) said they had problems …

Diets Low in Fish Speed Up Brain Aging

When I was a kid, my Mom used to tell me to eat fish, it would make me smarter. “What does she know?” I’d grump to myself as I picked at my tuna salad. A lot, as it turns out. A new study by Alzheimer’s experts at UCLA’s Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research confirms that motherly advice. The researchers found that people with low blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish not only had smaller brains, they …

Who’re You Calling Slow? Older Brains Can Match Young Ones, Study Says

Are older brains slower to make decisions? Yes, but they’re just as accurate as young  brains — even up to ages 85 and 90, new research finds. “Many people think that it is just natural for older people’s brains to slow down as they age, but we’re finding that isn’t always true,”  Roger Ratcliff, professor of psychology at Ohio State University, said in a press release. “At least in some situations, 70-year-olds may have response times similar to those of …