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|2/28/2015 - Hormones are not just for sex. Hormones are chemical signals produced by the body's endocrine glands that regulate all kinds of bodily functions. Metabolism, mood, behavior, libido, immune function, growth, weight loss, and muscle gain are all strongly influenced by hormones. All of these hormones are...|
|2/20/2015 - No one can squeeze more hours into a day, but we certainty try. Unfortunately, too many of us extend the hours of our day by cutting back on sleep. Here are the warning signs that you are overdoing it and probably have been for some time.
You Need an Alarm Clock to Wake UpIf you can't wake up on...|
|2/17/2015 - In a prolonged emergency situation, managing sleep cycles can be a serious challenge. Whether you're spending long nights awake defending your property or bugging out and finding yourself constantly on the move, sleep deprivation can quickly become a major issue -- one that could threaten your ability...|
|2/10/2015 - Sleep consumes around one-third of our lives. At least it should if you wish to be healthy with a strong immune system. But sleep is not just time in bed. The quality of sleep is very important.
Studies at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, Florida, and Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida,...|
|12/3/2014 - Throughout the day our blood circulates in our bodies carrying oxygen and nutrients to every cell. Waste from the cells' metabolic processes is released into interstitial fluid (the fluid between each cell). The lymphatic system sucks up excessive fluid and the waste, incorporating it into the lymphatic...|
|12/2/2014 3:49:56 PM - Adolescents given prescriptions for sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications by their family doctors are up to 12 times more likely to go on to abuse those and/or other drugs into adulthood, according to shocking new research published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
A survey of...|
|11/7/2014 - You lie in bed staring at the ceiling, or worse, staring at the clock. Minutes pass. Hours pass. You count the hours until you have to get up. Six hours. Five hours. Four. Once again, regardless of how tired--how utterly exhausted your body and mind feel, you cannot sleep.
Insomnia can be both debilitating...|
|10/25/2014 - While most people are used to an extremely busy lifestyle that likely cuts into the amount of sleep that they get, what they may not be aware of is that lack of shut eye can seriously jeopardize their health. In fact, the American Psychological Association's website states that "having a 24/7 lifestyle...|
|10/12/2014 - In an effort to fall asleep faster and more soundly, many people turn to devices that create white noise, or soothing sounds across a range of frequencies. However, pink may be the new white.
According to studies, pink noise, which includes sounds at lower, more consistent frequencies than white...|
|9/6/2014 - According to a study conducted by researchers from UC Berkeley, a sleepless night may make you likely to eat junk food rather than healthier choices like vegetables and whole grains. This study offers additional insights into the link between obesity and poor sleep.
Researchers scanned the brains...|
|9/3/2014 - Infectious disease medicine and psychiatry have motivated Big Pharma with incentives to provide pills for everything real or imaginary. And only America and New Zealand allow TV advertising with Big Pharma's inventions for often made-up diseases.
The made-up diseases or maladies that motivate all...|
|8/21/2014 - Restful sleep is one of the most important factors in disease prevention, immune support, hormone regulation and overall well-being. But several new studies show that shift workers who labor at odd or inconsistent hours on a regular basis tend to miss out on it, which increases their risk of type 2...|
|8/16/2014 - Okay, so it's the middle of the afternoon and you're trying to find a good reason not to take a nap.
You've got a lot of work to still do. You don't want to appear lazy. You'll just go to bed a little earlier tonight. You think there must be something wrong with you because you always seem to want...|
|8/7/2014 - According to the CDC insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. The CDC warns that people who are struggling with sleep deficiencies are at risk for serious, debilitating, chronic diseases and even death from: "hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as cancer, increased mortality,...|
|8/2/2014 - You may have never heard of the term "brown fat" before, but new research has been published which says brown fat is a good thing, and you should sleep in a "cooler" room regularly, so crank up the A/C, because a slightly higher power bill might be worth it to your health. By giving your metabolism...|
|7/29/2014 - A recent conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University's (TAU) School of Psychological Sciences has concluded that interrupted sleep is as detrimental to health as getting virtually no sleep at all.(1) Specifically, the researchers discovered that interrupted sleep, even if they come in short 5...|
|7/28/2014 1:19:20 PM - Scientists with the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, ventured into unexplored waters when their research unveiled a link between sleep deprivation and false memories.
Led by Steven J. Frenda, the study found that sleeping five hours or less a night...|
|7/28/2014 - The CDC has it right in declaring lack of sleep a public health epidemic.
Lack of sleep has been linked to a number of public issues such as industrial disasters, medical and occupational errors, and motor vehicle accidents.
In addition to these well-known consequences, however, new studies have...|
|7/19/2014 - When researching why people sleep, researchers from the Mexican Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM) have found that chronic sleep loss may cause neurotoxic molecules to be transported into the central nervous system.
Once in the central nervous system, these molecules interfere with the function...|
|7/7/2014 - When you have been sleep-deprived for just one night, you are more likely to experience a greater hunger for food the following day. You will also be subject to impulsive food buying, according to a new study out of Sweden.
A study by the Obesity Society, which was published in the journal Obesity,...|
|6/22/2014 1:50:48 PM - If you've ever had a bout of insomnia or trouble falling asleep, then you know that it can be a very frustrating experience. Below are seven simple methods to help you fall asleep faster.
1. Make sure that you don't eat anything at least two hours before bed.
Because digestion increases the fire...|
|6/22/2014 - Electronics are powerful, and not just in regard to their speed and memory.
Televisions, computers and cellphones have powerful abilities capable of influencing behavior, swaying public opinion and according to one study, increasing your waistline.
Scientists found that "blue-enriched light exposure,...|
|6/17/2014 - Pet owners, listen up.
New research presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies indicates that those who share a bed with their furry companions for more than four nights a week have poor sleep quality (1). Specifically, 63 percent of people aren't sleeping...|
|6/6/2014 - Pregnant women have always been advised to get sufficient good quality sleep. Sleep is not only important for the well-being of the mother-to-be, it is also important for the development of the fetus in her tummy.
While this knowledge is very much common wisdom, unfortunately, not all pregnant ladies...|
|5/28/2014 - In the face of growing evidence that sleep drugs cause people to be unsafe drivers even the next day, the FDA has once again required a dose reduction for a popular sleeping pill.
A year and a half ago, the FDA announced that it would require the makers of sleep drugs, including those that contain...|
|5/23/2014 - Sleep is an important part of helping the body repair cells and function properly, and an increasing amount of studies show that lack of it can play a significant role in determining whether or not a child will be overweight.
In fact, researchers in Boston concluded that "a 7-year-old who got less...|
|5/19/2014 - According to the Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, nearly 1 in 10 adults in the United States suffers from insomnia. Although most of these people suffer from short-term insomnia, many of them also suffer from chronic insomnia (i.e., difficulty falling or staying asleep for more than...|
|5/2/2014 - You can take the medication and you can eat the right foods, but many people believe that the best way to get over being sick is by sleeping and being well-rested. Now, recent research published in the journal SLEEP backs this commonly held belief; the best natural remedy for a speedy recovery from...|
|4/21/2014 - Tough time falling asleep? According to the American Psychiatric Association, most people are unable to obtain proper levels of sleep, which impacts mental and physical health. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation says that insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, one that affects almost 60 percent...|
|4/21/2014 - Sleep is vital to one's health and well being. It has been implicated that loss of sleep can directly affect the immune system and increase the risk of various cancers. The immune and hormonal systems communication seems to be a key factor in preventing cancer cells from dividing beyond the immune system's...|
|4/17/2014 - People who take prescription drugs for anxiety or to induce sleep are significantly more prone to early death than others, suggests a new study recently published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). A team of researchers from the U.K. found that taking anti-anxiety medications like Valium (diazepam)...|
|4/9/2014 - In today's times, where the "work, work and work some more" mentality has seeped deep into business and home lives, the notion of sleep seems to be synonymous with "laziness." To sleep, some feel, is to express blatant disregard of emails, texts, reports and loved ones. Catching Zs are for those who...|
|4/5/2014 - Good, uninterrupted sleep plays a great role in maintaining and improving human health, yet its importance is often underestimated and understated. During sleep, the body cleanses, heals and repairs. Not only does good sleep improve immunity and elevate mood, but studies have even linked lack of sleep...|
|3/25/2014 - Extensive research over the past twenty years has repeatedly shown that Alzheimer's dementia is largely the result of a variety of lifestyle factors that promote the development of amyloid plaques and tau proteins in the brain that usher the onset of this dreaded disease. A diet high in processed carbohydrate...|
|3/11/2014 - Even if you have trouble sleeping, you should still avoid taking sleeping pills because there have been recent headlines linking some of these pills to death.
In a new study in the journal BMJ Open, it has been proved that even occasional use of prescription pills increases the risk of cancer and...|
|3/2/2014 - Having children who develop problems at night can wreck havoc on the sleeping patterns. According to the Canadian Sleep Society, a massive 25 percent of young children have difficulties settling and falling asleep. When they are asked to sleep, they cause a lot disturbance. Research has shown that many...|
|2/20/2014 - When you lack sleep, you could feel tired, distracted, and irritable. Your ability to concentrate would be diminished and your immune system would not be functioning at an optimal level, leaving you more susceptible to infections and diseases. Now, recent research has revealed that poor quality sleep...|
|1/27/2014 - A team of Swedish clinicians have clinically linked a 2009 swine flu vaccine to increased risk of narcolepsy in young adults, and a group of Danish researchers now understand how and why.
Pandemrix, an influenza vaccine unleashed in 2009, was widely administered to combat H1N1, or swine flu, in multiple...|
|1/3/2014 - The importance of sleep in relation to physical health is well known. Too little sleep has been linked to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. It is recommended that adults sleep seven to nine hours per night, but 30% of the United States population...|
|12/18/2013 - If you have trouble falling asleep - or staying asleep - you can stop attributing it to stress, caffeine or a Type A personality. Your smart phone may be the culprit, by robbing you of your natural sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin.
We've always known that exposure to a light source is bad for sleep....|
|11/26/2013 - Your coffee addiction could be depriving you of much-needed sleep at night, especially if you down a cup in the late afternoon or early evening. A new study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that people who consume even just one cup of coffee after lunch could be losing...|
|10/30/2013 - A healthy brain requires plenty of restful sleep, not only to support proper memory retention but also for physical maintenance and detoxification purposes. And new research funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health further reinforces these latter points, having found that getting a good night's...|
|10/14/2013 - Poor sleep isn't only a nuisance, it's also dangerous for health. Currently, over 50 million Americans suffer from the condition, with women three times more susceptible than men. When we are sleep deprived, the risk of diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease increase, immunity falters and our...|
|10/2/2013 - An increasing number of Americans are having trouble falling asleep at night and staying that way, says a new government report on sleeping pill use. According to data compiled by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly nine million Americans now pop pharmaceutical sleeping...|
|8/27/2013 - We all crave that special place where we could sleep through almost anything and wake up feeling happy and rejuvenated. Unfortunately, those days for some of us are long gone and we haven't had a good night's rest for what seems like forever. Incorporate these five things and you may very well see that...|
|8/25/2013 - Ever heard of "shift work disorder?" It's a new disease being played up by the pharmaceutical industry to sell drugs so dangerous that even the home page of the drug website admits the drug may kill you.
One such drug is called "Nuvigil," sold by Cephalon, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teva...|
|8/16/2013 - Sleep apnea is a terribly uncomfortable syndrome where an individual is unable to breath effectively at night while sleeping. This condition not only impairs an individual's quality of life but greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease as well. Beat sleep apnea with natural lifestyle interventions.
|8/6/2013 - So-called "science-based skeptics" have long mocked the idea that human sleeping patterns are in any way affected by lunar cycles -- it all sounds just a little too wacky for their status quo level of cognitive ability. But a new study published in the journal Current Biology supports what the more...|
|7/22/2013 - Most people understand the importance of getting a good night's sleep to feel refreshed and alert the next morning. Experts repeatedly recommend sleeping seven to nine hours each night in a quiet, totally dark environment to stimulate the production of melatonin to enhance the quality of sleep and allow...|
|7/20/2013 - Back sleeper? Side sleeper? Stomach sleeper? All of the above? Humans can sleep in a wide variety of positions. Not one position is technically the "right" way to sleep, although there are strong arguments for some over others. This is where pillows come in. Pillows are there for support, nothing else...|
|7/10/2013 - Insomnia is one of the leading causes of unnecessary stress. Because it limits a person's ability to get good-quality rest, it can lead to some really detrimental effects on a person's well-being. Some of the leading causes of this condition are depression and - somewhat surprisingly - stress. What...|
|5/29/2013 - First, let's discuss what good sleep is and its effect on the immune system. In 2005, the National Sleep Foundation conducted a nationwide poll and determined that the amount of nocturnal bed time average in America was just under what's considered normal, eight hours.
But 75 percent of those polled...|
|5/17/2013 - It is a common "fact" that people who drink coffee before they sleep will find it hard to actually fall asleep, but drinking milk will help people to fall asleep a lot faster. The latter is common knowledge that has been passed on from the mouths of their mothers and passed on from generation to generation....|
|4/21/2013 - According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 40 percent of U.S. women and 30 percent of U.S. men suffer from insomnia, a condition characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep. Fortunately, the traditional Chinese medical therapy of acupuncture may provide safe,...|
|4/21/2013 - Scientists from the University of Tubingen, Germany, have discovered a technique to improve both sleep and memory at the same time by playing sound waves attuned to the frequencies of the brain's oscillations, according to a study published in the journal Neuron.
"The beauty lies in the simplicity...|
|4/8/2013 - Too much stress and too little sleep is the fool-proof recipe for declining long-term health -- including a weakened immune system, impaired cognitive/memory function, heart disease, mood disorders, premature aging and accelerated tumor growth, among others. And it's a true, albeit unfortunate, story...|
|3/28/2013 5:01:46 PM - Right now, 25 percent of all Americans are regularly taking sleeping pills, with $18 million being spent on prescription drugs and an additional over $600 million spent on over-the-counter pills. Not only do these figures emphasize the seriousness of the insomnia problem but how drug-oriented our society...|
|3/17/2013 - Missing a night of sleep causes you to eat more high-calorie foods the next day, even if you're already full, according to a study conducted by researchers from Uppsala University and published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.
"Bearing in mind that insufficient sleep is a growing problem...|
|3/14/2013 - For decades, experts have told us that in order for our bodies to perform at their maximum level, we need at least eight hours of uninterrupted sleep a night. Increasingly, data suggests that old standard is not historically accurate.
A growing body of both scientific and historical research and...|
|3/4/2013 - Insomnia is caused by a wide range of ailments, such as joint and muscle pain, restless legs, anxiety, fear, acid reflux, and pain from chronic disease. Something as common as drinking too much coffee late in the day, or staying up too late and getting a second wind can contribute to sleeplessness....|
|3/2/2013 - Recent analyses of the sleep, work and activity patterns of airline pilots show that many are flying under unsafe levels of exhaustion. Most recently, Simon Bennett of the University of Leicester, England, has raised concerns about the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) proposed new flight-time...|
|3/2/2013 - Getting a couple more hours of sleep each night is more effective than codeine at reducing the body's sensitivity to pain, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP.
The study was the first to examine the pain-related effects of getting extra sleep, although other studies have shown that...|
|3/1/2013 - Are the worries of life keeping you up at night? Do you have trouble unwinding at the end of the day, and end up staring at the television or ceiling for hours trying to fall asleep? If getting normal rest is troublesome for you, there is hope apart from having to pop a sleeping pill every night just...|
|2/2/2013 - Although their genetic underpinnings differ, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease are all characterized by the untimely death of brain cells.
What triggers cell death in the brain? American neurologists and sleep experts suggest in a recent study that rapid eye movement...|
|1/14/2013 - Getting a good, energetic start in the morning starts the night before. Planning your next day and getting organized before you go to bed can be helpful in two ways. That includes everything from a realistic to-do list to making sure your clothes are set aside.
You'll be leaving the day behind and...|
|1/11/2013 - Good sleep is an absolutely vital component to good health. Many individuals go to bed with very little pain but wake up finding that they are stiff and sore in the morning. Others cannot even make it through the night due to intense back and neck pain that awakes them. Optimal sleeping postures protect...|
|1/9/2013 - Low levels of vitamin D may be to blame for some cases of chronic sleepiness, according to a pair of recent studies by researchers from Louisiana State University.
Vitamin D is produced naturally by the body upon exposure to the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. It is known to play an important...|
|12/7/2012 - Poor sleep is a very serious threat to an individual's health. Poor sleeping habits lead to altered hormone balances and circadian rhythms. This process accelerates the aging process and speeds up the development of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and osteoarthritis...|
|11/5/2012 - There should be no doubt that the skyrocketing rates of overweight and obesity that have become so prevalent over the past half century are damaging the health and lives of millions around the western world. Excess weight typically raises blood pressure leading to cardiovascular disease and death, and...|
|10/9/2012 - There is probably no more dreaded illness associated with getting older than Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other forms of dementia - and the number of people with this identity-destroying, mind-robbing horror is growing. The increase is mostly blamed on the aging population but that doesn't explain why...|
|10/5/2012 - It is not difficult for most people to understand the importance of a good night's sleep to awaken refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of a new day. Less known is the scientific evidence that explains how poor sleep habits are the root cause behind the development of many chronic diseases,...|
|9/20/2012 - We all understand the importance of sleeping seven to nine hours each night to allow for adequate cellular housekeeping, as the body metabolizes and synthesizes enzymes and proteins that are critical to our survival. In the past, a sound sleep has been shown to lower incidence of heart disease, diabetes...|
|9/1/2012 - Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Nikola Tesla, Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy all have one thing in common: daily mid-afternoon naps. Linked with clarity, increased performance, memory, mood and even heart health, naps are an economical (and fun) way to boost mental and physical health. Many...|
|8/30/2012 - General obesity is an epidemic. But it's possible to experience belly fat without being generally obese with fat enlarged torso, arms, and legs that demand waddling while walking. Your arms, upper torso, face, and legs can appear normal with an extended belly and expanded waistline.
|8/28/2012 - A rapidly growing number of health-minded individuals understand that vascular disorders including stroke and heart are largely the result of preventable lifestyle practices that combine to dramatically increase risk of disease. Most people know that a natural diet of healthy, fresh greens, nuts and...|
|8/12/2012 - Whistleblower pilots flying for United / Continental airlines warn that they are being "worked until we drop," forced to pilot consecutive long-distance flights with as little as three hours' sleep. In a series of secret meetings with NaturalNews, three United / Continental pilots described the "utter...|
|7/19/2012 - We spend approximately one third of our lives in bed. With such a large proportion of our lives spent in one place, it makes sense that this area is important to our health. However, many people do not take the health implications of a badly maintained sleeping area seriously, and are oblivious to the...|
|7/11/2012 - Would you board a train that had a 36 percent higher chance of a fatal crash than another train? How about climbing onto an airplane where a random 1 out of 16 wouldn't even make the destination alive? Yet people ride these deadly odds when they take even one sleep medication per month.
|6/9/2012 - There are four major systems that control most bodily functions and when these systems are out of balance, disease will eventually manifest. These systems include in order of priority: the nervous system, hormonal system, digestive system and the detoxification system. Since the brain rules all, first...|
|6/7/2012 - NFL superstar linebacker Junior Seau was a terror on the football field, stalking quarterbacks, crushing running backs and menacing tight ends and wide-outs. But in the end, he himself was likely victimized by a healthcare industry that, at times, can be much more predatory than even the most standout...|
|6/5/2012 - Recent polls from the National Sleep Foundation show that most Americans are averaging just under seven hours of sleep on weeknights and seven and one-half hours on weekends. Yet sleep researcher Dr. William C. Dement, MD, claimed we live in a "sleep sick nation."
He calls it a "hidden epidemic,"...|
|4/27/2012 - There is a concerted campaign to dissuade parents from sleeping with their babies. The latest study published in the American Journal of Public Health attempts to prove that sleeping with your baby can cause death. This was a survey of statistics concerning babies who died unexpectedly. The data reveal...|
|4/1/2012 - A startling number of people take a good night sleep for granted, despite the mounting body of evidence to support a restful sleep between six and eight hours every evening. In the past, studies have made a loose correlation between the numbers of hours of sleep each night and risk of diseases ranging...|
|3/31/2012 - Millions of people lie in bed at night, their minds churning on the events of the day. They brood over the past. They plan the future. Lying there, the last thing they are capable of is restful, rejuvenating sleep.
Common sleep remedies and supplements feel weak compared to the inner commotion that...|
|3/17/2012 - Man, it seems, was never meant to be woken abruptly, in darkness, by loud, sudden buzzing, beeping and/or siren-type noises. Rather, our ancestors woke naturally, and gently, each day with the rising of the sun.
There are different levels of sleep, with the deeper levels (Deep Sleep and REM sleep)...|
|3/6/2012 - If you take pharmaceutical sleeping pills to help alleviate insomnia, you are very likely putting yourself at serious risk of developing cancer or even dying. A new study published in BMJ Open, an open-access journal that is part of the British Medical Journal family of publications, suggests that patients...|
|2/27/2012 - Most of us are familiar with the term circadian rhythm or clock when it comes to jet lag (the result of crossing several time zones in a few hours). We know it's difficult to sleep or get into the rhythm of life's daily routines that we had experienced before the flight.
The word circadian is medically...|
|2/19/2012 - Alzheimer's disease presently ranks as the sixth leading cause of death in the US, as the number of new cases is projected to triple by the year 2050 and affect as many as sixteen million people. The result of a new study presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting has found...|
|1/20/2012 - Getting quality sleep could be a vitally important piece for solving the puzzle of mental health. Previous studies have linked poor sleep to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and ADHD. Now for the first time, research also shows a strong link between schizophrenia and sleep disturbances.
|1/16/2012 2:09:45 PM - Ongoing research is being performed to investigate the cause of Alzheimer's disease. A form of dementia, Alzheimer's robs its victims slowly of their cognitive powers, intelligence, memories and eventually, their lives. Scientists don't know for sure how Alzheimer's develops; however, emerging evidence...|
|12/14/2011 - You don't need needles, surgery or expensive procedures to get younger looking skin. You can take years off of your appearance without surgical or chemical intervention by following a few guidelines. These practices will help you maintain smoothness, tone and integrity year after year.
The most popular...|
|9/30/2011 - Most people know that regularly getting a good night sleep is essential for both health and mental well being, and new research also shows that a good night sleep can influence diabetes too. Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently found that obese teenagers getting too much or...|
|9/17/2011 - At first it's hard to believe that what light bulbs we use and where our lights are positioned can have a profound effect on our sleep. But it's true. Our biology is made to be highly sensitive to the lighting around us. In nature, lighting changes with the days, the seasons and the moon cycles. For...|
|9/12/2011 - Melatonin is known as the regulator of the sleep wake cycle in the body. It is produced in the pineal gland of the brain and monitors sleep cycles while playing an important role in healing and anti-oxidant protection. New indicators are showing that it may play an even more important regulatory role...|
|8/24/2011 - In order to fall asleep, the human body produces melatonin, a hormone created in the pineal gland. Melatonin allows the body to relax enough to sleep, allowing it to follow the natural circadian rhythm. However, some environmental factors can interfere with the production of melatonin and make falling...|
|8/20/2011 - Obese people are usually always hungry and no matter how much they eat their brains are registering starvation. One would think that eating too much would result in an abundance of nutritional support for cells. But being overweight and undernourished at the same time is a reality that is just beginning...|
|8/10/2011 - To hear many people in the mainstream media as well as mainstream medicine describe it, dementia is something similar to a curse: you will get it or you won't, so all you can do as you get older is just wait and see. Fortunately, evidence is mounting that shows this simply isn't so, and healthy and...|
|8/10/2011 - Good sleep is a gift from god. How beautiful it is to wake up refreshed after a sound eight hours of sleep. The day can be tackled full of energy, with an awake and ready mind. Quite the opposite occurs after a sleepless night. How awful to crawl out of bed with a body and mind reeling from no or just...|
|8/3/2011 - Healthy sleep cycles are one of the greatest practices to maximize health and optimize daily performance. Melatonin is a super hormone that is produced in the body and helps initiate the sleep cycle. This hormone is also known to enhance healing and regenerative processes within the body. Maximize melatonin...|
|8/1/2011 - For centuries people have been fighting insomnia and other sleep-related conditions. From not getting any sleep at all to failing to achieve the restorative level of sleep needed to feel well-rested and alert, people all over the world have been facing sleeping conditions since the beginning of time....|
|7/31/2011 - Most of us remember nap times when we were children. Sleep researchers have found that napping is actually one of the best ways to boost athletic performance and learning skills. It is estimated now that over 70% of American society is suffering symptoms related to sleep deprivation. Napping is an ideal...|
|7/22/2011 - Quality sleep is one of the most fundamental nutrients that every person needs in order to perform at their optimal. Sleep deprivation creates a heightened stress response within the body that disrupts normal healing and tissue rejuvenation processes. Sleep deprivation increases allostatic load on the...|
|6/25/2011 - If you have ever struggled to fall asleep at night or stay asleep through the night, you are not alone. It is estimated that over 30% Americans experience insomnia while close to 60 million people have sleep trouble in a given year. Chronic insomnia impairs mood and cognitive function while accelerating...|
|5/25/2011 - Those who try to lose weight by monitoring calories and increasing exercise may now have another weapon in their obesity-fighting arsenal -- a good night's sleep. A new European study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition augments existing evidence that sleep deprivation can lead to...|
|5/12/2011 - Do you wake up in the middle of the night? The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Stop Insomnia - How to Improve Your Sleep with our special guest Dr. Nicholas DiMartino. This program will reveal natural ways to improve your sleep.
"Thank you Jonathan for all you have done for us, your talks are so informative...|
|4/15/2011 - Why didn't I learn about sleep apnea in medical school? It's because it hadn't even been described until 1965. It still hadn't made its way into my course curriculum by the mid-1970s when I was in medical school. Now sleep apnea is so common that a New York travel agent tried to argue that sleep apnea...|
|4/1/2011 - We have bottles of melatonin and valerian root stashed in the medicine cabinet. There`s a white noise machine next to the bed. We repeat relaxing mantras in our head as we lay in bed, trying desperately to catch some sleep before another busy day dawns. But are we addressing the root issues of our sleep...|
|3/27/2011 - Nearly one-third of adults in the United States report they sleep less than seven hours every night. Sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common. We all know that a night of restless sleep can make us tired and unfocused the next day. But did you know it can also make you insulin resistant? Sleep...|
|3/26/2011 - A new study out of Columbia University says that sleep deprivation can cause a person to eat roughly 300 more calories a day than normal, which can ultimately lead to weight gain and obesity. Reported at the recent American Heart Association conference in Atlanta, Ga., the study provides insight into...|
|3/10/2011 - Do you use your computer, watch television, or mess around on your cell phone within the hour before you go to bed at night? If so, you might be altering your sleep cycle and preventing quality rest, according to a new study conducted as part of a National Sleep Foundation poll. Researchers say that...|
|2/17/2011 - Colon cancer is the third leading cause of death in the US. But this potentially deadly disease doesn't just strike out of the blue -- for the most part, it can be prevented in the first place with healthy lifestyle choices. As NaturalNews has covered extensively, strategies like regular exercise, eating...|
|2/3/2011 - In the old days, rising with the sun also meant going to sleep when the sun went down, after a few hours of healthy, honest hard physical work. Not anymore. These days we guzzle down coffee or tea, gulp soft drinks or even (yikes) swig an energy drink to keep us working long past our brain`s quitting...|
|1/25/2011 - It is no secret that our society struggles with weight loss resistance. Researchers at John Hopkins University estimate that by the year 2015 over 75% of Americans will be overweight with a staggering 41% being obese. Many people claim the country's propensity to overeat and indulge on junk food on...|
|1/24/2011 - A wealth of research is pointing to an ever increasing problem that is shown to increase our risk of cancer. The problem is with light sources in the bedroom at night when most people are asleep. Many of the critical biological functions carried out by our body during sleep are dependent on circadian...|
|1/22/2011 - Western medicine advocates a pill for everything. If a person has a runny nose from a cold, there's a pill for it. If a patient complains she can't lose weight, her doctor can prescribe medication for it. If a businessman tells his physician he's having problems sleeping, he can get a prescription for...|
|1/4/2011 - Here's another one of those stories about mainstream medical practices that sounds like it couldn't be true -- but it is. According to an editorial just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, there are currently regulations in place to restrict the work hours of doctors in training -- but...|
|12/19/2010 - Recent studies indicate there is a relationship between certain sleep problems and the development of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a medical diagnosis that refers to the presence of at least three of the five primary risk factors that are associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke....|
|12/18/2010 - When determining how much sleep you really need, there is no right or wrong answer. The average seven and a half to eight hours is a good benchmark for most people to aim for, but some people require more sleep than others. How much sleep you need is affected by a number of important factors, such as...|
|12/17/2010 - Millions of Americans have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, resulting in excessive fatigue and even more serious consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): "Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular...|
|12/7/2010 - It seems obvious that babies who sleep with their parents are likely to breastfeed more than babies who sleep in a separate room. They will probably nurse more often and nurse for a longer duration of their lives. A study published in the November 2010 issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American...|
|11/8/2010 - One in four children with difficulty sleeping is given a psychoactive drug, according to a study conducted by researchers from Hasbro Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's University/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Case University School of medicine.
Although no sleep drugs have been approved...|
|10/21/2010 - Losing weight may be one of the most common goals for the United States population, with obesity rates as high as ever. With millions of people using fad diets to try and shed a few pounds, it is amazing how the essential needs of the body are often neglected. A new study from two leading universities...|
|10/20/2010 - Sleep is a precious commodity in today's fast paced, anxiety-filled world. High quality, consistent sleep is vital to your health in ways that many people don't yet realize. For this reason, it is important that you follow a few simple rules to ensure you get consistent, high quality hours of rest every...|
|10/14/2010 - According to an Irish proverb, a good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. As far as sleep goes, that may just be true according to three recent studies concluding that good sleeping habits may promote weight loss, lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and increase...|
|10/3/2010 - Getting enough sleep is absolutely vital to preserving the health of the body. Considering how much stress is put upon the body on a daily basis, it is no miracle that sleep is one of the only ways for the body to recuperate and repair. What is little known about sleep, however, is the appropriate amount...|
|9/19/2010 - Insomnia plagues over a third of Americans, and is the most common sleep complaint. Insomnia means "no sleep" in Latin, and the condition is characterized by the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or wake refreshed. Homeopathy has numerous remedies that can be used to treat acute insomnia.
|9/16/2010 - Are you one of those who skim on sleep regularly? Then here's a good reason to get a full night's sleep starting today: According to a recent study by the University of Warwick, people who sleep fewer than six hours per night have a three-fold risk of developing a condition that could progress to type...|
|9/8/2010 - Hopefully the cherry growers and distributor industry won't publicize this to bring more threats from the FDA upon them, but a pilot study by research scientists showed that tart cherry juice reduced insomnia with older adults. The study was conducted by researchers from two universities at the VA Center...|
|8/26/2010 - We have all heard the press reports during this past year alleging that Michael Jackson died after being treated with a whole cocktail of drugs for insomnia. Could it be that you are so desperate to fall asleep that you keep asking for more and more drugs so that when you actually fall asleep, you never...|
|8/25/2010 - Insomnia adversely affects the lives of millions of people every day. It does so by disrupting the circadian rhythm, which affects daytime performance and results in poor memory and concentration. If you have difficulty sleeping three nights a week or more, chances are you are suffering from insomnia....|
|8/17/2010 - As many as one in a thousand adults may binge eat in their sleep, according to an article in the New York Times.
More than 10 percent of adults suffer from a class of conditions known as parasomnia, or sleep disorders, the article notes. In addition to the more commonly known behaviors such as sleepwalking,...|
|8/15/2010 - Research presented at SLEEP 2010, the 24th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, has revealed that children who use technology late at night are more prone to develop cognitive problems than children who have regular sleeping patterns that do not involve staying up late on their...|
|8/4/2010 - Researchers from the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine have determined that getting seven hours of sleep is optimal for maintaining heart health. Getting too much, or too little, sleep can increase a person's chances of developing cardiovascular disease, according to the study.
|3/5/2010 - Sleep is one of the most fundamental principles of health. Without enough of it you may end up feeling groggy and stressed out on a daily basis. On the contrary, excess sleep may lead to an increase in body fat due to increased insulin production. Sleep is something that must be done in the right amounts....|
|1/3/2010 - A recent study conducted by scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have found that simple weight loss is an effective treatment for sleep apnea in obese men. Published in the British Medical Journal, the study revealed a 50-percent reduction in sleep apnea cases following a rigorous weight-loss...|
|12/11/2009 - In our industrialized society, we have lost natural twilight, the time of night when the moon rises and we move indoors to sleep. Twilight is when work is done and the body prepares for sleep. With indoor lighting, the natural stimulus that leads to sleep is disturbed. One of the most prevalent causes...|
|11/11/2009 - In the 1930s, people slept on average nine hours per night. Today, many of us struggle to sleep seven hours without any interruption. The constant over-stimulation, the long working hours and the information overload have left us often cranky and permanently exhausted. To bring ourselves back into sync...|
|11/6/2009 - Television viewing before bed is a significant contributor to chronic health problems, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.
Although most adults need at least seven to...|
|9/23/2009 - When it comes to good health, sleep is a key element, ranking right up there with nutritious food, clean water and regular activity. If you're having trouble getting the sleep your body needs, read on -- help is at hand.
Like air, water and food, sleep is one of those things that humans cannot live...|
|8/31/2009 - One question I'm routinely asked is "If you had to recommend just one supplement for __________ (fill in the blank), what would it be?" I could easily spout off a laundry list of safe, natural therapies for virtually all common health concerns. Narrowing it down to only one therapy per condition is...|
|8/17/2009 - Technology can be a wonderful thing - so long as it's used in moderation. But so many young Americans have forgotten what "moderation" is and have become transfixed by its convenience. So much so, it's costing them their health.
That's what researchers from the University of Arizona in Tucson have...|
|7/17/2009 - We live in a "sleep sick nation", according to Dr. William C. Dement, MD. Dr. Dement is a sleep researcher who also calls this phenomenon a "hidden epidemic". This hidden epidemic is a contributing factor to the rise in chronic disease and general bad health in the west, especially America. Over the...|
|6/2/2009 - For better sleep, the body needs healthy foods and nutrients. Many nutrients are known to have a calming effect on the nervous system and help promote good sleep. Whole foods contain many of these natural insomnia cures, but supplements are also available to ensure that you obtain the proper dietary...|
|5/14/2009 - Lack of sleep is a common and serious problem that has personal health consequences as well as public health consequences. Increasing numbers of Americans are reporting that they suffer from a lack of sleep. Treatments for sleep issues range from meditation to natural remedies to prescription drugs....|
|5/4/2009 - Going to bed may be one of the best ways of protecting yourself from viruses and other diseases. Although the traditional recommendation for sleep is 8 hours a night, the average American sleeps only about 6 1/2 hours. The highly motivated have figured out ways to get by on 4 hours of sleep, and they...|
|4/30/2009 - We all have that hunch that going to sleep after midnight feels bad for some reason, but we just can`t put our finger on it. Now you have the answer, and if you love being awake after midnight, it isn`t good news! A recent study shows that men who go to bed after midnight show increased hardening of...|
|4/19/2009 - If you've been exercising to lower your risk of cancer, you should know that logging those extra hours on the treadmill may not do as much good if you aren't logging in enough hours of sleep, too. A recent study shows that getting at least seven hours of sleep nightly can maximize the cancer prevention...|
|4/8/2009 - Cancer statistics are mind boggling. Although the final numbers are not in yet, the American Cancer Society estimates the U.S. death toll from cancer in 2008 will be 565,650 people. About one third of these deaths are related to excessive weight or obesity, physical inactivity, and nutrition. About...|
|4/1/2009 - One of the key but often underestimated elements of a healthy lifestyle is a sufficient amount of quality sleep. A recent piece of research presented at the American Heart Association's 49th Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention has added to the wisdom of this age-old...|
|3/25/2009 - Sleep is a natural process defined as a recurrent state of reduced attention to the surrounding environment. The most important sleep functions are the restoration of body functions, the synthesis of proteins and the prevention of lethargy. The number of sleep hours required varies from individual to...|
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|3/19/2009 - Many studies have linked obesity and insomnia. Research also shows that getting too much sleep, or irregular sleep (less than six hours or more than nine per night), can lead to fat deposits in the belly. Over seventy five percent of Americans claim to have difficulty sleeping (according to the National...|
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