Articles relating to 'sleep'
Can’t sleep? You’re at risk for diabetes

sleep-linked-to-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later, encroaching on our sleep time.

It may not seem like a big deal now to skimp on some shuteye, but over time, this has a negative impact on … Read More

Sleep problems? Why napping is good for your health

napping_sleep_better_memoryDoes a poor night’s sleep have you feeling sleepy by midday? Or yawning your way through the morning? Here’s a good excuse to take a nap.

New research has found that the negative health effects of a sleepless night may be remedied by just 40 winks.

In a study involving 11 male participants and published in the Journal Read More

If you’re stressed a lot, could be you’re not getting enough of this…

stress, sleepToday, life stress and the general hubbub of modern society can keep us up at night. And for caffeine-fuelled North Americans – with smartphones and tablets at their bedsides – sleeping may even be seen as a waste of time, to the extent that sleep deprivation has become the norm, rather than the exception.

Even though we’re not … Read More

Trouble sleeping? Why you’re at risk

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, SLEEPWhy is it that getting a good night’s sleep gets harder the older we get?

Sleep issues are so common with seniors. Some will fall asleep easily, but wake up after only a couple of hours, which is far from ideal.

This lack of sleep can become so overwhelming you might find that you can’t participate in normal … Read More

Stanford: What ‘waking up confused’ means

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Has the sound of the telephone ever pulled you like a fish from water out of a deep sleep?

You blindly grab for the phone, mumble out a grumpy “hello” only to realize that you haven’t picked up the phone at all, but are speaking into the battery pack at the bottom of your alarm clock?

Maybe you … Read More

When snoring means something more serious…

cancer, sleepWhen you’re not getting proper sleep, the side-effects can be less than pleasant, with low energy, low mood and a lowered immune system.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has gone so far as to call insufficient sleep a public health epidemic, taking a toll on our health care system. The agency has increased its surveillance of … Read More

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