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Not getting enough “beauty sleep?” If you’re not, you’ll want to pay close attention to this article. Getting less than six hours of sleep each night could do more than make you look tired and haggard. It could very well double your chances of developing a condition linked to heart disease and other deadly conditions.
When it comes to sleep disorders you've undoubtedly heard of sleepwalking and sleep talking. Most everyone is familiar with sleep apnea
as well. While these disorders can certainly get in the way of a good night’s sleep, they don't usually result in criminal charges. But that's exactly what can happen with a little known sleeping disorder called sexsomnia.
How are you enjoying your extra hour of daylight? Are you still adjusting to Daylight Saving Time? Most people are probably in sync with their new sleep schedules and are enjoying more fun in the sun, but others aren’t so lucky.
Loud, excessive thunderous snoring has often been the butt of television sitcoms and cartoons. Over the years, however, scientists have found that snoring is more than a harmless (albeit annoying) event. It can actually indicate a serious medical condition called sleep apnea.
Sleep is a very critical part of our daily lives, but many people take sleep for granted unless they are suffering from a sleep disturbance such as insomnia. Sleep is required by our bodies in order to recharge our batteries, rest our brains. Sleep is also a time that our bodies use to work on optimal bacteria levels in the body for a healthy immune system.
I guess Thomas Edison is to blame. Since the invention of the light bulb, our brains have had to adjust to glowing gizmos that inadvertently trick us into thinking that it’s daytime when it’s not. The result is disturbed sleep patterns, insomnia, and worse, downright BAD health.
Tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling, counting sheep . . . whatever it is you do while waiting to drift off to dreamland, you have plenty of company. Approximately 70 million Americans have sleep problems, which means approximately 70 million people in our country are less productive than they could be. Not to mention they’re risking their health.
Forget about “Fat America” – are we soon to be a nation of Zombies?
Zombie: “a human being who is being controlled by someone or something else by use of “magic”
If you've ever tossed and turned at night unable to fall asleep you know how frustrating it can be. Stumbling to the medicine cabinet to pop a pill is a temptation many can’t resist.
These days it doesn't have to be a prescription sleep aid, either; there are all kinds of medications readily available over-the-counter to help you get a good night sleep. Sleeplessness is a life-altering issue and one that is especially problematic for the aging.
Aging has become synonymous with lack of sleep. It seems the older you get the less you tend to sleep. But what about people who live to be 100 years old – or older? If that correlation is true, you’d think these centenarians wouldn’t be getting any sleep at all! So scientists recently set out to answer that very question: what role does sleep play in their longevity, if any?
Trouble falling asleep. Waking in the middle of the night multiple times. Not being able to fall back asleep easily. Do any of these sound familiar? While there are many explanations for slumber troubles, one researcher thinks he has found an unexpected culprit: dwindling testosterone.
There might be a new way to learn a foreign language: go to bed and start sleeping. Recent research from Northwestern University is helping us better understand the role of sleep in processing memory. The study showed that using audio cues during sleep could help people better retain information they learned prior to falling asleep. Let’s take a look at this recent (and interesting) research . . .
In today’s society there are so many things that keep children inactive. From television to handheld video games, there is a plethora of passive activities to busy their minds, but leave their bodies out of the game. Very few children today are without any form of electronic entertainment. What effect do these forms of entertainment really have on children?
Getting a good night’s sleep has proved to be a modern problem. More people report sleep disturbances in the United States today than at any time in the past. Whether because of increased work and daily tasks loads, lack of balance in life, or any number of other factors, sleep has become a hard commodity to come by for many people. This reality has spawned a small industry in medications, meditations, workouts and diets all designed to help people sleep better at night. But might the answer to the best sleep of your life be much simpler than all of that? Keep reading to find out what research is saying about the “right” kind of sleep.
65 million people in the world suffer from insomnia each and every year within the United States. And, these 65 million people spend upwards of twenty million dollars on medications used to treat the symptoms and effects of this lack of sleep. However, in recent years more and more people have started to discover the affordability and effectiveness of Valerian Root to treat the symptoms associated with insomnia.
Insomnia, whether for a prolonged time or a short duration is a dreaded cycle that can drive us to the brink of insanity. There nothing worse than being so tired all day long that we just can’t think straight. Then, when you finally hit the pillow and sleep only a few hours, you wake up and can’t get back to sleep. People cope in different ways with this pattern. Some start there day at 4 AM because “there is just no sense in staying in bed.” Other’s rely on prescription drugs. Regardless of how you decide to cope with the lack of sleep here’s a quick look at insomnia from the Chinese medicine perceptive. This little insight or different perspective, may help you change whatever is going on in your life that’s affecting your sleep patterns.
Are you unemployed? In this day age, it wouldn’t be surprising. There are an increasing number of people who are joining the ranks of the unemployed and the trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Coincidentally, there are an increasing number of people who are seeking out sleeping aids such as pills and other medications to help them sleep. Or is it coincidence? Studies indicate a correlation between those who are unemployed and those who have trouble sleeping. Before you turn to prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids, learn about natural remedies that you can use to relax and fall asleep.
Do you find that you’re not as satisfied with your life as you used to be? Are you even perhaps thinking you might be on the verge of depression? Well, before you turn to medications to address your problem, you might want to consider a natural solution you can take charge of yourself: better sleep habits. According to a new study, life dissatisfaction may actually be caused by bad sleep habits. Keep reading to find out more information on this discovery. . .
The most underrated health strategy—by far—is getting enough sleep. Studies are clear that adequate sleep helps us burn more fat. Plus, shorting ourselves on slumber can accelerate onset of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. Not exactly what you thought sleep might accomplish, right? Burning more fat, even while sleeping, sounds like a good deal. But adequate sleep means good sleep habits or what researchers like to call “sleep hygiene.” Keep reading for a number of science-based suggestions from sleep researchers at the University of Maryland and Stanford University. . .
Do you have trouble going to sleep at night? Are you suffering from insomnia? The stressful and hectic lifestyles that many of us lead in today’s society have led to a great number of people succumbing to sleep-related disorders such as insomnia. And, if you rely on prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids, you may still not be getting the relief you seek. Fortunately, there are some changes you can make to you diet to get the sleep you need. Keep reading to find out about the sleep-inducing “soporific foods” and get on the way to better sleep.
Can't sleep? You may be adding to the problem when you take a nap!