A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk

On January 15, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Can the duration and quality of your sleep affect your cardiovascular health? A new study suggests there is a connection between how much sleep you get each night — and how well you sleep — and the risk of cardiovascular problems. Are you getting enough sleep, and could this be…

Is sleeping with socks on good for you?

On March 6, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

As strange as it might seem, sleeping with socks on may aid getting to sleep faster. This is because temperature regulation is a necessary part of the sleep cycle. Sleep is a vital part of everyone’s life. After all, humans spend around a third of their days sleeping. The National…

How a good night's sleep can protect against fear

On October 24, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Could sleep patterns predict susceptibility to PTSD? Emerging research seems to indicate that this may be the case. New research has found that better-quality sleep is connected with reduced activity in brain regions implicated in fear learning. Thus, time spent in rapid eye movement sleep could be a good indicator of…

Five ways to get a good night's sleep

On September 26, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Having trouble sleeping can be frustrating. Our top sleep tips can help you to face insufficient sleep head on and regain control. Do you have a hard time getting a good night’s sleep? You are not alone. In actual fact, two thirds of adults in the United States are also…

Biphasic and polyphasic sleep: What is it and is it good for you?

On September 24, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Sleep is a vital component of human health, and the amount of sleep a person needs changes with their age. And, as with other body functions, sleep has patterns. Some sleep patterns mean a person will sleep once per day while others mean they sleep at intervals. However, the pattern…

How to tell if you've had a good night's sleep

On September 23, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep problems are rife in our society, but how we perceive our sleep quality is very personal. After tossing and turning for what seems like hours, you come to terms with the fact that it’ll be another sleepless night. But how can we tell if we’ve had a good night’s sleep…

Vitamin D supplements and good night's sleep may help to manage pain

On May 24, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Following a review of published research on the relationship between vitamin D, sleep, and pain, researchers propose that vitamin D supplementation, together with good sleep hygiene, may offer an effective way to manage pain in conditions such as arthritis, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, and menstrual cramps. A recent review of…

What is good quality sleep? National Sleep Foundation provides guidance

On January 25, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) recently released the key indicators of good sleep quality, as established by a panel of experts. Given the precipitous increase in the use of sleep technology devices, the key findings are timely and relevant. This information complements the data these devices provide,…

Home sleep testing as good as lab testing for informing management of obstructive sleep apnea

On January 24, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Outcomes for patients with suspected obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were not inferior when managed with data from limited-channel sleep testing versus full laboratory-based polysomnography (PSG). The findings, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, suggest that data for informing OSA patient management can be obtained at home. Demand…

Goldilocks had it right: when it comes to sleep, neither too much or too little is good for you

On March 8, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Too much or too little sleep is linked with an increased risk of certain types of cardiovascular disease. Women and the elderly are particularly at risk. Sleeping less than four hours or more than eight hours a night increases the risk of dying from some types of…