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Why sleep is essential for health

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Getting enough sleep is essential for helping a person maintain optimal health and well-being. When it comes to their health, sleep is as vital as regular exercise and eating a balanced diet. Modern-day living in the United States and many other countries does not always embrace the necessity for adequate…

Why do people laugh in their sleep?

On June 3, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Laughing during sleep, or hypnogely, is relatively common and is not usually anything to worry about. In most cases, researchers believe that the cause is laughing at a dream during rapid eye movement sleep, which is entirely harmless. In some cases, sleep laughing has links to sleep disorders. In rare…

Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?

On May 22, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A study looking at the data of thousands of participants suggests that there may be a link between severe sleep apnea and the likelihood of developing cancer. However, this link appears to be stronger in women. There may be a link between sleep apnea and cancer, and research has identified…

What to know about ZzzQuil

On May 18, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter nighttime sleep aid. The active ingredient in ZzzQuil is diphenhydramine, which is also the active ingredient in the allergy medication Benadryl. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that people commonly use to treat allergic reactions, itchiness, and hives. The most common side effect of diphenhydramine is drowsiness. ZzzQuil…

What are the side effects of Adderall?

On May 17, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Adderall is a drug that children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD can take to help relieve their symptoms. Some people may experience mild to severe side effects while taking Adderall. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause a lack of attention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. Most people with ADHD receive their…

Melatonin for sleep: What to know

On May 16, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Melatonin is a natural hormone that the brain releases in response to changes in light. It helps regulate the body’s internal clock, signaling that it is time to go to sleep. Melatonin supplements may help with a wide range of sleep issues, including insomnia, shift work sleep disorder, and sleep…

How sleep and mood impact working memory

On May 14, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Two new studies assess how working memory — the memory we use on a day-to-day basis in decision-making processes — is affected by age, mood, and sleep quality and whether these factors impact memory together or on their own. Two new studies investigate how sleep quality, mood, and age affect…

Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women

On May 11, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Many experts consider exercise to be an effective treatment for depression. However, new research casts doubt on this theory by showing that not everyone may benefit. A new study looks at whether exercise can relieve depressive symptoms in men and women equally. Depression is the number one cause of disability…

Stress, insomnia may triple death risk for those with hypertension

On May 4, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A stressful work environment coupled with a lack of sleep can result in a threefold-higher risk of cardiovascular death in people with hypertension. Having both a stressful job and difficulty sleeping may dramatically increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular death. Recent research looked at how stress and insomnia affected the…

How to calculate the calories a person burns while sleeping

On May 2, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

The body continues to burn calories during sleep to sustain life and essential bodily functions. A person can use a specific formula to estimate how many calories they burn at night. Even when resting and sleeping, the body requires a constant source of energy to maintain a wide range of…