LOS ANGELES — Chris Brown might have earned 15 Grammy nominations in his profession, however the singer is despondent with the nominations for this year’s awards.
The 26-year-old singer took to Twitter to call out on the award show. “#GRAMMY? This is probably the main reason I love being free to create any kind of music I want,” he wrote the first tweet.
“Too many people kiss ass and work less,” Brown wrote. The “Loyal” hitmaker posted a series of tweets doubting the nomination process. “The awards used to mean something.
Now it’s about likes, and memes,” he posted. Grammy nominations were announced in early December. Brown earned a nomination for his collaboration with Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake for the song “Only,” but did not receive a nod for anything on his latest album “Royality”. The singer won the Grammy for best R&B album in 2012.
Regular bedtime beneficial for heart and metabolic health among older adults
KATHMANDU — Sufficient sleep has been proven to help keep the body healthy and the mind sharp. But a new study on sleep patterns has suggested that a regular bedtime and wake time are just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults too.
Researchers at Duke Health and the Duke Clinical Research Institute, in a study of 1,978 older adults, have found that people with irregular sleep patterns weighed more, had higher blood sugar, higher blood pressure, and a higher projected risk of having a heart attack or stroke within 10 years than those who slept and woke at the same times every day.
The study was published Sept 21 in the journal Scientific Reports.
“From our study, we can’t conclude that sleep irregularity results in health risks, or whether health conditions affect sleep,” said study’s lead author Jessica Lunsford-Avery.
“Perhaps all of these things are impacting each other.”
African-Americans had the most irregular sleep patterns compared to participants who were white, Chinese-American or Hispanic, the data showed.
Still, the data suggest tracking sleep regularity could help identify people at risk of disease, and where health disparities may impact specific groups.
Irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers, both of which are tied to heart health.Follow @gorkhapost