Sleep apnea: Daytime sleepiness might help predict cardiovascular risk

On February 23, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A recent study categorizing people with obstructive sleep apnea based on their differing symptoms found a strong link between excessive daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular disease. OSA increases hypertension risk. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) causes sporadic airflow blockages during sleep. All of the different types of sleep apnea, OSA is the…

Which foods can help you sleep?

On January 26, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Sleep affects every aspect of health. Fortunately, some foods and drinks contain compounds that help control parts of the sleep cycle, meaning that they may help a person both fall and stay asleep. Sleep quality and duration can affect a wide array of conditions, including: However, getting enough sleep can…

Why being rocked will help you sleep better

On January 25, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

New research published in the journal Current Biology finds that slow, repetitive movement improves sleep quality — and implicitly memory consolidation — by modulating brain wave activity. New research helps explain why sleeping in a hammock feels so good. As many as 1 in 3 adults in the United States…

How daytime naps could help us make better decisions

On October 8, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study, now published in the Journal of Sleep Research, examines the effects of short naps on the brain’s ability to process unconscious information. A short daytime nap could do wonders for our brains’ ability to process information, suggests a new study. Sleep is key in both memory formation…

Vitamin B-6 could help us to recall dreams

On May 1, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Are you struggling to remember the finer details of that strange dream you had last night? Well, new research suggests that a dose of vitamin B-6 could help. Researchers suggest that vitamin B-6 supplements could boost dream recall. Researchers found that adults who took vitamin B-6 supplements each night before…

Does having a purpose in life help you sleep better?

On July 15, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

New research examines the link between having a sense of meaning in life and common sleep disorders. From drinking warm milk before bed to taking sleeping pills, the Internet abounds with sleep aids and advice for those struggling to get a good night’s sleep. But new research suggests a completely…

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…

Can essential oils help treat fibromyalgia?

On May 8, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Essential oils are concentrated aromatic liquids that are distilled from plants. They are believed to provide a number of health benefits and ease the symptoms of several medical conditions, including fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal disorder and a class of rheumatic disease, which is believed to affect the way…

Mathematicians predict delaying school start times won't help sleep deprived teenagers

Insufficient sleep during the week, and attempts to catch up at the weekend lead to ‘social jet lag’, study finds. Delaying school start times in the UK is unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research from the University of Surrey and Harvard Medical School has found. …

Could a narcolepsy drug help combat food addiction?

On December 28, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A prescription drug used to treat narcolepsy and other sleep disorders has the potential to help people whose obesity is driven by food addiction. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences. Researchers suggest that a drug used to treat narcolepsy may…