Help has arrived for your sleeping partner! He/she can be rid of those annoying earplugs with these natural cures for snoring.
I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in Florida and undiagnosed with sleep apnea in California.
If you are having trouble falling and staying asleep, you’re not alone: 70 million Americans are affected by some sort of sleep problem, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and 40 million of them have a chronic sleeping disorder. In fact, insomnia is among the five most common complaints that patients present to their doctors. But are sleeping pills the answer? Keep reading to find out why your sleeping pills might be doing more harm than good and what natural options are available for better sleep.
You know that sleep is important for so many things, including brain function, keeping your weight in check, and overall good health. But can sleep help your memory as well? It looks that way – and in more than one way! Two recent studies prove that making sure you are catching your “Zzzzz’s” will not only help protect the memories you have, but also improve your ability to remember current information. Let’s examine this developing research . . .
Do you suffer from sleep apnea and its resulting health issues? You may be surprised to learn that 12 million people in the United States alone literally stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep. Even scarier, some may stop breathing for even a minute or longer. But a new study reveals that natural substances in green tea can help with cognitive deficits caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Let’s take a closer look at this discovery . . .
You may have heard the buzz about how not getting enough sleep can lead to weight gain. But now it’s looking like either too little or too much sleep can actually be connected to obesity. This is according to one of the largest new government studies done to link irregular sleep and obesity. Let’s take a closer look at this recent discovery . . .
Are you planning to get on a plane anytime soon? Perhaps you’re headed to see family or friends across the country – or even across the globe – sometime in the near future. If so, there’s one thing you should be aware and concerned about . . . and no, it’s not airplane food! It’s jet lag. So what exactly is jet lag? And is there a way to avoid it? Let’s take a close look at this unfortunate side effect of traveling . . .
You’ve heard the old saying – “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!” . . . haven’t you? But have you ever stopped to think about that last part? What exactly is a bed bug? And can it really bite? Well, let’s just say bed bugs aren’t as innocent as the phrase they are famous for. In fact, they’ve become a serious problem! How do you know if YOU have bed bugs? Well, keep reading – we’ve got the 4-1-1 on these nasty little suckers.
Do you remember how you slept as a kid? Not “how” as in which position (on your back, your side, if you had the top bunk or not) – but the quality of sleep you got each and every night. Chances are you slept like a rock – (or a rock-picker, as my nephew says. Sorry, it’s a farm thing). It was a sound sleep, with no interruptions. If you did awake in the middle of the night, it was due to something like a tummy-ache, or a bad dream – not the hundreds of worries that run through your brain these days.
Do you spend all night tossing and turning? Do you find yourself lying awake filled with worry? When counting sheep, do your numbers reach into the hundreds? Or do you wake up feeling even more tired than when you went to bed in the first place? If this sounds like you, join the club: over fifty percent of all adults have to deal with sleeping disorders at some point in their lives.
We all seem to get busier and busier every year! While being busy is not always associated with an increase in stress, it is often the outcome for the overwhelming majority.
Have you ever had a sleepless night? Maybe you had trouble quieting your mind and falling asleep, or perhaps you were able to fall asleep quickly but woke just hours later and were unable to get back to a restful slumber. Unfortunately for many of us, sleepless nights occur more often than not. I know I’ve had my fair share of them!