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A lack of deep sleep could indicate Alzheimer's development

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

A recent study suggests that a warning sign may come before any symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease: Adults who do not get enough deep sleep may be on their way to developing the disease. A lack of deep sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers from the Washington University School of…

Does L-theanine have health benefits?

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

L-theanine is a compound that occurs naturally in green tea and black tea, and it is also available in supplement form. Research suggests that L-theanine might provide a range of health benefits, which may include improved mental focus and better sleep quality. This article provides an overview of L-theanine, including…

Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal?

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

Alcohol can cause night sweats in some people. Night sweats occur because alcohol can affect the nervous system and how the body regulates and senses body temperature, blood pressure, and heart activity. Night sweats may also result from alcohol withdrawal or alcohol intolerance. For people who already have night sweats,…

What do night sweats mean?

On December 22, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Night sweats are where a person wakes up with clothes or sheets that are damp from sweating. Sleeping with too many clothes on may be the cause, but night sweats can also be the result of a hormonal imbalance, such as low testosterone that can affect both males and females….

How can I balance my hormones?

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

A hormonal imbalance can significantly impact mood, appetite, and overall health. Some factors, including aging, are beyond a person’s control. However, manageable elements such as stress and the diet can also influence hormone levels. The endocrine system circulates hormones, which perform various functions throughout the day. Even small changes in…

What are the health benefits of 5-HTP?

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

L-5 hydroxytryptophan is a natural chemical in the body that people can also take as a nutritional supplement. Some people believe that taking the supplement can improve certain aspects of health, including mental health and sleep quality. The compound is a natural precursor to a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which helps…

Kava kava: Benefits and safety concerns

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

Kava kava is an herbal remedy that some people use to relieve stress and anxiety and boost sleep. This plant extract has a calming, euphoric effect that some people compare with that of alcohol. Kava kava, or simply kava, has a long history of use in alternative medicine and traditional…

How our body clocks can make or break our health

On December 14, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

As our lifestyles become increasingly demanding, we build our lives around artificially divided days and nights that accommodate the need to work night shifts, stay up all night, or travel between continents. But this impacts our natural body clocks, with unwanted consequences. New research homes in on how disruptions to…

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…