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

New research says do this to get a good night’s sleep

insomnia, sleep, stressDid you know that how you cope with life stress and the general hubbub of modern society may increase your risk for insomnia?

I’ve found myself snacking at night more often than usual, and not on the right foods. Even when you know better, you can slip up and compromise your sleep in the process.

New research by … Read More

Does mysterious full moon affect your sleep?

INSOMNIAA full moon might have a link to some strange behaviors and bad luck, but according to a new study, sleep quality isn’t one of them.

Beliefs that the phases of the moon can influence our sleep cycles – and in particular that a full moon makes sleep difficult or causes insomnia has been a popular line of … Read More

Why your good night’s sleep may not just be up to you

sleep, sleep, sleepThey say a happy wife makes for a happy life, but what if the happiness of your partner could have an impact on your sleep quality, too?

One new study found that when the wife is happier with her marriage, the spouse’s sleep-wake schedule was more in sync.

The Institute of Medicine estimates that over 50 million Americans … Read More

Hungry All The Time? This Could Be The Problem

179691471Americans just keep getting fatter, it’s true, but did you know that sleep deprivation could play a role in tipping the scales?

Studies have connected sleep, eating and weight in adults and older children. Now new research published in the International Journal of Obesity has found that the same may hold true for younger children under the age … Read More

Sleep Troubles Put You At Risk For Pneumonia

178642690Tired, so tired, of waking up and moving to the couch to get a decent night’s rest? Your partner’s snoring may not just be disturbing your sleep – it may be a sign of an underlying sleep condition known as sleep apnea.

People who suffer from the disorder may be at an increased risk of developing pneumonia, according to … Read More

Looking For A Better Sleep? Increase Your Omega-3

161145227There’s at least one more reason to incorporate omega-3 into your everyday diet.

A new study by the University of Oxford’s Learning and Behaviour lab revealed that higher levels of omega-3 DHA – the group of fatty acids commonly found in algae and seafood – are linked to better sleep.

In their pilot, randomized trial, researchers looked to see if … Read More

Do You Know When It’s Time To Sleep? Your Brain Does

80613167If you have trouble falling asleep at night, now you’ll know exactly which part of your brain is to blame.

British researchers discovered a molecular switch in the brain of fruit flies tells them when it’s time for some shut-eye – and they believe that humans have a similar brain function.

Considering how essential good sleep is for our … Read More

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