Although sleep appears to be a passive activity, it involves an active interplay of brain circuits; an activity that scientists and sleep experts have been studying for decades. Scientists have spent years studying sleep problems and the associations between sleep and learning. For instance, studies …Read more
You might let Daylight Savings Time come and go and think the only thing that this time change really effects is your sleep schedule and routine, and it might be the case for many people, but there is a whole other worry that you might not expect. As it turns out the effect of the time change, namely the one that occurs in March, could have a serious impact on your heart, and heart attack risk as a whole.
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Breathing, eating and drinking are all things we can’t live without. People often forget that sleep is also a basic human need. To maintain good health and well-being, we need adequate sleep throughout our lifetime. Studies show that sleep problems not only play havoc with our health, but can also impact our emotions as well. Recent research indicates that poor sleep can be the source of a very common feeling associated with relationships: the feeling of being unappreciated.
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It is not unusual to feel relaxed or even drowsy after a large, satisfying meal. Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkey have a long standing reputation as the meal that “puts you to sleep” but modern science tells us it isn’t necessarily the bird sending you off to slumber.
Turkey has L-Tryptophan in it. L-Tryptophan is an amino acid that has a sleep inducing effect. The body uses Tryptophan in the process of making B3 and serotonin, a …Read more