Feeling stressed? When left unmanaged, stress can lead to heart disease, insomnia, and premature aging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States; nearly 70 million Americans currently suffer from hypertension, which is the leading risk for heart disease. Similarly, 70 million Americans suffer from insomnia, which can ultimately lead to a long list of health problems, including early signs of aging.
The modern age has brought …Read more
If you suffer from insomnia, you know how torturous the sleepless nights can be with the constant tossing and turning and nervous glances at the alarm clock. And when you finally do manage to fall asleep, your alarm clock goes off, leaving you exhausted, cranky and unmotivated to start your day.
The good news is that there are natural sleep aids out there that go beyond miserably counting sheep. Many foods contain natural, sleep-lulling properties, making them extremely helpful when …Read more
Sleepwalking, also known as somnambulism, is considered as the main cause of most sleep-related injuries. Unfortunately, research efforts in the last 50 years has left several questions regarding sleepwalking unanswered, especially in terms of its actual causes.
One of the major misconceptions about sleepwalking is that it is a benign disorder, in which minor effects result from this condition. More recent reports have now shown that somnambulism is associated with adverse events, including placing one’s self within harm’s way and …Read more
Approximately 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with sleep problems and insomnia and one in ten have turned to prescription sleeping pills in a desperate attempt to get some shut-eye. These are some troubling statistics, especially if you consider the fact that taking sleeping pills even in small amounts is correlated with a 35 percent increased risk of cancer and a four times increased likelihood of dying early!
If that weren’t bad enough, …Read more