Articles relating to 'sleep problems'

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

New Study shows that Learning Can Happen in Your Sleep

Woman sleepingThere have been many studies outlining the importance of sleep for learning. However, until now no research has been able to show that humans can learn new information while they sleep.

Brain function during sleep

Although sleep appears to be a passive activity, it involves an active interplay of brain circuits; an activity that scientists and sleep experts … Read More

Sleepwalking is Becoming More Common

154452003Sleepwalking, 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 … Read More

The Male vs. Female Sleeping Pill Controversy

57435358Approximately 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 … Read More

How Do Sleep Problems Lead to Cancer?

147285331Sleep pertains to that nocturnal ritual that is characterized by a lack of voluntary muscle movement and consciousness, as the body recharges itself for the next busy day.  Sleep problems, also known as sleep disorders, are disruptions in these evening rest periods, resulting in various physical and mental effects.  One of the most common sleep problems is insomnia, … Read More

Sleep Problems could be Ruining Your Relationship

Sleep Problems can lead to Relationship IssuesBreathing, 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 … Read More

What To Do When Pain Interrupts Sleep

86532913Not getting enough sleep can have a negative impact on all aspects of your life; health, work and relationships. Sleep problems can often be associated with pain. When that pain is constant and you end up suffering from insomnia, it is time to incorporate pain management strategies that can help you get back on track.

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Turkey …Does it Really Put You to Sleep?

caloriesIt 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 and Sleep Problem

Turkey has L-Tryptophan in it. L-Tryptophan is … Read More

Men, Women and Differing Sleep Problems

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that between 50 and 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder. Sleep problems can lead to unhealthy behavior and illness.

Over the last few decades the medical community has come to realize just how important good sleep is to our health so more research has been conducted on problems such … Read More

Your Sleep Position and Your Personality

Sleep. It is something that we all do, and it has a profound impact on our mental and physical health. How well you sleep can give you clues to how well you are doing in your daily life. For instance, sleep problems such insomnia can indicate that you are under too much stress and sleep apnea is often … Read More

Obesity and the Negative Impact on Sleep

If you found out that those few extra pounds that you’ve been carrying around your waist could be one of the reasons for your suffering from tiredness and fatigue, would you be motivated to lose them?  Being overweight or obese can cause many health problems and new research shows that it may also cause sleep problems, including insomnia.   … Read More

More Than a Sleep Problem, Why You’re So Tired

If you’re having sleep problems, you’re not alone. Approximately 30-50% of the population suffer from insomnia at some point in their life, with approximately 10% suffering from chronic insomnia. How you deal with insomnia can have a significant negative impact on your health, including your mental health. Determining the cause of your insomnia is important so that you … Read More

Foods That Steal a Good Night’s Sleep

sleep problemsSleep problems pertain to a wide range of disruptions in patterns of sleeping, such as the inability to sleep, or insomnia, and the grinding of teeth during sleep.  These disruptions may actually interfere with the capacity of a person to rest each night, resulting in a variety of physical and mental health issues that require medical treatment.  … Read More

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