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How to stop eczema itching at night

On October 30, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Eczema symptoms often get worse at night and interrupt or delay sleep. Medications, wet wraps, medicated baths, and other methods can help people with eczema to get a good night’s rest. Eczema, or dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes patches of itchiness, inflammation, swelling, and cracked skin. When eczema…

What helps with insomnia during early pregnancy?

On October 26, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Insomnia during early pregnancy is usually due to factors such as hormonal changes. Many people experience insomnia at some point, during pregnancy. Better sleep hygiene, relaxation techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. According to a 2018 study of 486 pregnancies, 44.2 percent involved insomnia during the first trimester. The…

5 strange, rare, and fascinating medical conditions

On October 20, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

There are medical conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, or asthma, that almost all of us will have heard of. But what about those that are so rare that very few of us will know about? In this Spotlight, we look at five of the rarest and strangest medical conditions on…

Why do people feel tired after eating?

On October 19, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Many people feel sleepy after eating. This can be a natural result of digestion patterns and sleep cycles. Some types of foods and the timing of meals can also make people feel especially tired after a meal. A decrease in energy levels after eating is called postprandial somnolence. Researchers have…

What causes low energy in men?

On October 18, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

Many lifestyle and medical factors can cause low energy. Some of these are unique to men or are more common in men than women. Many men feel tired and overwhelmed each day, especially with the busy lives that many people lead. Lifestyle factors can cause low energy levels, such as…

Is sleeping too much bad for your brain?

On October 12, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

The largest sleep study ever concludes that sleeping too little or too much has a negative impact on our cognitive ability, but not on our short-term memory. How does sleep duration impact our ability to think? As years of research mount up, we are steadily improving our understanding of sleep….

How daytime naps could help us make better decisions

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study, now published in the Journal of Sleep Research, examines the effects of short naps on the brain’s ability to process unconscious information. A short daytime nap could do wonders for our brains’ ability to process information, suggests a new study. Sleep is key in both memory formation…

A new blood test may detect sleep deprivation

On September 25, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Lack of sleep is just as dangerous as excessive drinking when it comes to activities such as driving. The breathalyzer can reliably measure a person’s state of intoxication, but there’s currently no way of assessing someone’s tiredness. New research may soon change that, however. A blood test may soon be…

Why a regular bedtime may benefit your heart and metabolism

On September 24, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research — which is now published in the journal Scientific Reports — examines and highlights the importance of regular bedtimes for optimal heart and metabolic health. Going to bed at the same time each night may keep both your heart and metabolism healthy. The cardiometabolic health risks linked to…

Lucid dreaming: Controlling the stories of sleep

On September 15, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Have you ever started dreaming and suddenly realized that you were in a dream? Have you ever managed to gain control over your dream narrative? If your answer to these is “yes,” you’ve experienced what is called lucid dreaming. What is lucid dreaming, and how can you achieve it? Lucid…