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Insomnia: 'Long-distance' CBT as effective as in-person therapy

On June 13, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Thousands of people around the world experience insomnia, which affects their quality of life, health, and productivity. One effective way of managing insomnia is cognitive behavioral therapy, but many individuals may not have the time or money to visit a therapist’s office. So, what is the solution? New technologies can…

Night owls' health may benefit from 'simple' routine adjustments

People who go to bed late and wake up late can often experience health problems because their body clock does not align with the regular rhythms of modern society. However, a new study suggests that a few easy routine adjustments could go a long way for night owls. A few…

How lack of sleep harms circulation

On June 9, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Scientists have long been aware of the relationship between insufficient sleep and poor cardiovascular health. However, exactly how the lack of adequate sleep can harm circulation has remained unclear. A new study now uncovers some of the potential mechanisms. Sleeplessness impairs crucial mechanisms that keep cardiovascular problems at bay, shows…

What to know about sleeping with earplugs

On June 9, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Earplugs are generally safe to use while sleeping. However, it is possible that frequent use can lead to some minor problems in the long run, such as earwax buildup. Sometimes, noise from the environment can disrupt sleep. For example, having a bedroom that faces a busy street can affect sleep…

10 ways to improve gut health

On June 8, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more. These bacteria, yeasts, and viruses — of which there are around…

Why do I keep waking up at night?

On June 8, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Nearly everyone will wake up in the middle of the night at some point in their life. For many, the cause is benign and short-lived, such as needing to urinate due to drinking too much liquid before bed. However, regularly waking up in the middle of the night can become…

What are the benefits of sleeping naked?

On June 7, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Many people wear pajamas, large tees and underwear, or another type of comfortable attire in bed. However, there may be a number of health benefits associated with sleeping naked. In this article, we take a look at some of the potential health benefits of sleeping with nothing on. We also…

Tips for sleeping better

On June 7, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Getting enough good-quality sleep is essential for a person’s physical and mental health. Some simple sleep hygiene practices and home remedies can help people sleep better. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that people aged 18–60 years get 7 or more hours of sleep each night. However,…

What is 'morning wood,' and why does it happen?

On June 6, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

“Morning wood” is a slang term that refers to a person having an erect penis when they wake up in the morning. The medical term is nocturnal penile tumescence. Some call it having a nocturnal erection. Nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT) is not a result of sexual arousal or having a…

Regular sleep schedule likely benefits metabolic health

On June 6, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Having a regular pattern of going to bed and waking up could be protective of metabolic health. A new study has linked the habit to a lower chance of developing risk factors that make up metabolic syndrome, such as high blood pressure, obesity, and high cholesterol. Having a regular sleep…