Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

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

A midday nap may be just what you need, not just to boost your energy levels but also to lower high blood pressure. This, at least, is what new research from Greece suggests. Napping could effectively help lower your blood pressure, new findings reveal. When the afternoon slump hits in…

Why sleep is good for your arteries

On February 21, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Fresh evidence suggests that sleep regulates a mechanism that can help to protect arteries from hardening. The finding reinforces the notion that good-quality sleep is important for cardiovascular health. Sleep is integral to good health, and a new study delves into how it keeps our cardiovascular system healthy. Scientists from…

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,…