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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…

How can I sleep with rheumatoid arthritis?

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

People with rheumatoid arthritis may find that pain or discomfort prevents them from falling asleep. Not sleeping well can have an impact on the severity of a person’s symptoms, as well as their general well-being. But there are some things that people can try that may help with sleep. Rheumatoid…

Can daytime sleepiness predict Alzheimer's?

On September 9, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

In a recently published study, scientists conclude that excessive daytime sleepiness could predict the onset of Alzheimer’s in later life. Daytime sleepiness may be a new risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It affects around 5.7 million people in the United States…

Just 6 hours of sleep loss increases diabetes risk

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

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. A new study investigates the link between sleep and diabetes. Sleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We…

How to tell if stress is affecting your sleep

On September 5, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Stress often impacts on sleep quality and duration. Stress and a lack of sleep can both have a severe impact on physical and mental health. Experts recommend that people aim for 7–9 hours of sleep a night, depending on their age and other factors. According to the Centers for Disease…

Urologic conditions lead to depression, sleep issues in men

On September 5, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Men who have erectile dysfunction, prostate problems, or other urologic conditions are often at higher risk for depression and sleep disorders. Physicians need to screen for this and refer them for specialist care. Men with urologic conditions such as erectile dysfunction are more likely to have depression and sleep disorders….

Why do my arms go numb at night?

On September 4, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

When one or both arms seem to fall asleep, it can feel as if they are going numb, or as if a person has pins and needles. The medical term for this feeling is paresthesia. A variety of causes may be responsible. Some are benign, while others require treatment. The…

Can cannabis be a sleep aid?

On August 31, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

Cannabis has long been used to aid sleep. A frequent lack of sleep can have a significant impact on mental and physical wellbeing. But using cannabis requires caution, not least because it is currently unclear whether the drug has proven benefits for sleep. Several states in America have recently allowed…

How can I get to sleep easily?

On August 31, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

Being unable to fall asleep naturally can be a frustrating experience, with consequences for the next day. One solution is to take medications that help to induce sleep. However, these medications are not a long-term solution to the problem. This article will discuss 21 methods that people can use to…

Type 2 diabetes: Poor sleep slows wound healing

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

Researchers uncovered a connection between poor sleep and wound healing in type 2 diabetes that could pave the way for new treatments. A new study looks at wound healing, sleep, and diabetes. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Type 2 diabetes is the…