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What too much sleep can do to your health

On December 7, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

New research finds that both insufficient and excessive sleep may raise the risk of cardiovascular problems and premature death. New research finds that sleeping too much can raise the risk of early death and cardiovascular problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that a third of the…

Insomnia: Light pollution and sleeping pill use may be linked

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

New research, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, suggests that nighttime exposure to artificial outdoor light, known as light pollution, may raise the risk of insomnia. A new study suggests that exposure to light pollution may cause an increase in sleeping pill use. Short-term insomnia affects approximately 30…

The health risks of being a night owl

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

The first international review to compare night owls with early risers outlines the health risks associated with preferring late nights. However, these risks may not be set in stone. A recent review takes a fresh look at the impact of being a night owl. Most individuals fit one of two…

Snoring can worsen heart function, especially in women

On December 2, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea could lead to earlier impairment of cardiac function in women, according to a new study. A recent study unlocks the health issues linked to snoring. “Snoring” refers to a sleeping pattern in which a person breathes while emitting a snorting or grunting sound. The…

Screen time disrupts sleep by resetting internal clocks

On November 29, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Recent research has uncovered how light-sensitive cells in the eye can reset the internal clock when exposed to light. The light from our smartphones may affect our retinal cells, disrupting our circadian rhythms. The discovery could help explain why prolonged exposure to light that is out of sync with a…

Is melatonin safe for children?

On November 28, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Some research suggests that melatonin can help treat children with sleeping difficulties. However, it is best to try lifestyle changes or speak to a doctor before giving melatonin to a child. Sleep plays an essential role in overall health and well-being. Sleep is especially important for children as their bodies…

Benefits of passionflower for anxiety and insomnia

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

Passionflower is a variety of exotic vine flower with curly purple or blue tentacle-like petals. One variety of passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, may help treat anxiety, insomnia, and pain. In this article, learn about the possible benefits of passionflower supplements, as well as what the research says about its effectiveness. What…

What are the best sleeping pills?

On November 23, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Many people take sleeping pills to get much-needed rest. Sleeping pills may be sedatives or hypnotics, and they come in many forms. People can choose natural, prescription, or over-the-counter pills. This article will describe the types of sleeping pills, then look at their uses and safety profiles. Which sleeping pill…

A simple type of daily meditation may alter the course of Alzheimer's

On November 16, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Recent research has found that short daily practice of mind-body therapy may help alleviate some of the signs and symptoms that often precede dementia. Practicing an easy type of meditation daily may relieve some dementia symptoms. The researchers behind the new study assessed a group of older adults experiencing memory…

Do you use music as a sleep aid?

On November 16, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

Participants in a study reported that music helps them fall asleep and removes internal and external stimuli that disrupt sleep habits. A high number of people use music to combat sleep disorders. Sleep disorders are changes in sleep patterns that increase the risk of health problems and can impact a…