Sleep news, articles and information:
|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 - 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...|
|3/2/2013 - 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...|
|3/1/2013 - 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 - 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...|
|8/10/2011 - 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...|
|8/3/2011 - 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...|
|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...|
|2/28/2009 - We all want to live long, healthy and happy lives. There are natural things we can do to improve our chances, none of which cost a lot of money or are particularly difficult to accomplish. It takes practice, repetition and consistency to make your daily plan for healthy living a success.
|2/24/2009 - Falling asleep isn't always as easy as we would like. Difficulty sleeping has been an issue for humans since sleep was "invented". The more prescription drugs that are developed to help us fall asleep, the more publicity we see about unwanted and sometimes dangerous side effects. Fortunately, there...|
|2/23/2009 - A person's risk of becoming sick after exposure to a cold virus drastically increases the less sleep they get, according to a study conducted by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
"Although sleep's relationship with the immune system is...|
|1/22/2009 - Scientists have long puzzled over the reasons sleep is so important. Brian Preston from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and an international team of researchers just published research that backs up their theory sleep improves the function of the immune system...|
|1/14/2009 - Before the Industrial Revolution, when night arrived, the sky darkened. This was conducive to sleep, and our natural circadian rhythms. With the increased use of electricity and electric lights, we turn our nights into days and prevent sleep. Over two-third of Americans suffer from sleep problems. And...|
|1/3/2009 - In an amazingly simplistic view of how things work, we have been told for the last 40 years that fat makes us fat. So we cut out the fat from our diets and discovered that we were not only still fat but unhealthy too. Then we were told that we needed to cut out even more fat and increase our visits...|
|1/1/2009 - There is a tart cherry called Montmorency that contains a significant level of melatonin and hence is helpful as a natural sleep aid. The University Of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio recently discovered these properties in the tart cherry.
Melatonin was discovered in 1958 by a dermatologist...|
|12/12/2008 - What can you do to help improve your natural ability to sleep? With over seventy five percent of Americans claiming to have difficulty sleeping (according to the National Sleep Foundation) sleeplessness has become an epidemic. Forty two million prescriptions for sleeping pills were written last year,...|
|12/7/2008 - A study on almost 24,000 Japanese women recently published in the British Journal of Cancer has found that lack of sleep can greatly increase the risk of breast cancer, with women who slept 6 hours or less every night having a significantly higher risk.
Breast Cancer Statistics
Breast cancer is...|
|11/29/2008 - If you've ever had a bout of insomnia or trouble falling asleep, and who hasn't at one time or another, then you know that it can be a very frustrating experience. Staring at the clock, doing mental calculations and thinking that if you just fell asleep in the next five minutes you would get this many...|
|11/3/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Michael Breus shares on children and sleep disorders, including ADD and ADHD.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Dr. Michael Breus, the...|
|10/26/2008 - Elderly adults who practice tai chi sleep better than those who do not, according to a study conducted by researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles, and published in the journal Sleep.
Researchers asked 112 healthy adults between the ages of...|
|10/15/2008 - Many teenagers miss out on a full night's sleep during the school week which impacts on school performance, attention, memory, and has been identified as a cause of weight gain in children.
The study led by Professor Olds (University of South Australia) of more than 4000 children 9-18 is the first...|
|9/29/2008 - As a new school year is upon us, thousands of students have entered this nation's higher education institutions full of hope. Bright-eyed freshmen pace the halls, full of the anticipation of a new beginning and a new start. Indeed, this is a new start for many. Many are leaving home for the first time,...|
|9/26/2008 - Think that hypertension is a condition which strikes only adults and those more advanced in their years? Think again.
Recent research conducted at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, has suggested that lack of sleep as well as poor sleep quality can cause elevated blood pressure...|
|8/13/2008 - A recent study concluded that 90% of Americans suffer from too little sleep. Sleep is vital to maintaining good health and a positive mental wellbeing. During the deepest stages of the sleep cycle, the immune system repairs damage inflicted on the body throughout the waking hours while important neurotransmitters...|
|8/11/2008 - A night of disturbed and shallow sleep can lead to insulin resistance that may increase the risk of developing diabetes, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy Of Sciences.
Researchers monitored nine healthy...|
|8/11/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Dr. Michael Breus shares on obstructive sleep apnea, the affects of daylight savings time and more.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Dr....|
|8/8/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Dr. Michael Breus shares on reality of sleep and sleep disorders.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Dr. Michael Breus, the author of Good...|
|8/5/2008 - Extended exposure to the radiation of a mobile phone, even when not in use, can cause headaches and disrupt the body's ability to enter deep sleep, according to a study conducted by researchers from Wayne State University in the United States and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and published in...|
|7/9/2008 - Do you wake up in the morning with a dry mouth and sore throat? Are you irritable and tired throughout the day and suffer from headaches? Do you have trouble remembering or learning things? You may be among the 90% who have no earthly idea they are victim to one of the most common types of sleep related...|
|6/29/2008 - There is no doubt that Americans are getting fatter. According to the National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001 – 2004 indicates that approximately two thirds of adults in the United States are overweight,...|
|5/26/2008 - Are you one of the millions of Americans who are always tired? Do you feel that you can never catch up on your sleep or your energy reserves have been permanently depleted? Do you wonder if you will ever return to your normal self again?
If you're like most people you probably assume that your fatigue...|
|1/23/2008 - Sleep is a dynamic process in which the body is actively recharging and the immune system is at its peak. Sleep is essential for good physical and mental health for adults and children alike. Recent findings from the University of Auckland in New Zealand suggest that sleep restriction has metabolic...|
|1/8/2008 - A paper published in the scientific journal PLOS One on October 17, 2007 titled, 'A Televised, Web-Based Randomised Trial of an Herbal Remedy (Valerian)for Insomnia', documents test results of valerian (valeriana officinalis). Valerian, a common herb, has been used to treat insomnia and has been suggested...|
|1/3/2007 - Mike: Hello, everyone. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, joined here by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., author of "Pain Free 1-2-3," which we'll talk about later. Dr. Teitelbaum is an expert in pain management, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and many other topics. Thanks for joining me today.
|11/20/2006 - A new study at the Université de Montréal has concluded that people drinking coffee to get through a night shift or a night of studying will strongly hurt their recovery sleep the next day. The study published in the current issue of Neuropsychopharmacology was conducted by Dr. Julie Carrier from the...|
|11/9/2006 - Parents of newborns can help their children sleep through the night and cry less by giving them a gentle massage, according to new research from Warwick Medical School and the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick.
The researchers, led by Dr. Angela Underdown, examined nine previous...|
|11/7/2006 - Short or poor quality sleep is associated with reduced control of blood-sugar levels in African Americans with diabetes, report researchers from the University of Chicago in the Sept. 18, 2006, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
The finding suggests that one inexpensive way to improve the...|
|10/16/2006 - Consumers suffering from mental decline, sleeplessness or other nervous system disorders may be feeling the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency, according to recent research.
Deficiency of vitamin B12 can cause a wide range of health problems, many of which can be mistaken for other disorders. For...|
|10/12/2006 - Sleeplessness is a big problem in America. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost six out of ten Americans report having insomnia at least a few nights weekly. Insomnia is defined as "An inability to fall asleep or remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when the problem...|
|9/19/2006 - A study by researchers at the University of Chicago suggests that blacks with type 2 diabetes might see a reduction in blood sugar control if they do not get enough sleep or do not sleep well.
In the study, published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the team suggested that the link...|
|9/15/2006 - A recent survey found that more people are sleeping less than six hours a night, and sleep difficulties visit 75% of us at least a few nights per week. A short-lived bout of insomnia is generally nothing to worry about. The bigger concern is chronic sleep loss, which can contribute to health problems...|
|9/5/2006 - An antihistamine often recommended to parents whose infants do not sleep through the night may not be effective in reducing nighttime awakenings or improving parents' happiness with their children's sleep, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of...|
|8/29/2006 - Patients with insomnia who implemented cognitive behavioral therapy interventions such as relaxation techniques had greater improvement in their sleep than patients who received the sleep medication zopiclone, according to a study in the June 28 issue of JAMA.
Insomnia is usually defined...|
|8/22/2006 - Approximately 15 million Americans have a severe form of tinnitus, the perceived sensation of a ringing, roaring, or humming sound without actual acoustic stimulation. Although several theories have been proposed to explain the mechanism of tinnitus, the exact cause for this condition remains unknown;...|
|8/18/2006 - A sleep disorder characterized by violent dreams, often acted out while sleeping, may be more common in people taking antidepressants, new research suggests.
Although REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) typically occurs in patients in their 50s, doctors are noticing a trend of more frequent RBD in...|
|8/11/2006 - Men who sleep too much or too little are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a study by the New England Research Institutes in collaboration with Yale School of Medicine researchers.
The data published in the March issue of Diabetes Care were obtained from 1,709 men,...|
|7/31/2006 - Thirty-two million Americans suffer from chronic insomnia and sleep deprivation. Their search for sleep has made prescription drugs, special mattresses, aromatherapy products, herbs, nutritional supplements, and other strategies popular -- but for most, a good night’s sleep followed by an alert, productive...|
|7/24/2006 - Mike: Welcome again, everyone. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, here at Natural Products Expo West 2006. I'm joined by Larry Pederson, the founder of The Litebook Company and inventor and creator of the light therapy device called Litebook. Here to tell us about it is Larry.
|7/21/2006 - A University of Vienna study, published today in New Scientist, showed that men suffer temporary mental setbacks if they share their bed because their sleep is always disturbed whether they make love to their partners or not.
The researchers interviewed eight unmarried couples in their 20s who were...|
|7/12/2006 - A study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School's Center for Sleep and Cognition shows that sleep may be critical to memory.
Past studies have shown that people's non-declarative memories, also known as "how to" memories, benefit from getting enough sleep, but the effect on declarative...|
|7/12/2006 - A recent Finnish randomized population-based study shows that TV-viewing, and particularly exposure to adult-targeted programs, such as current affairs programs, TV series and police series and movies, markedly increases the risk of sleeping difficulties in 5-6 year old children. Also passive exposure...|
|7/3/2006 - For decades, the benefits and risks associated with sleeping pills have been a controversial topic. In recent years, however, the appalling increase in drug company advertising has effectively replaced the public’s awareness of the negative side effects of sleeping pills with vast quantities of pro-pill...|
|7/3/2006 - While the modern lifestyle robs up to 50% of Americans of a good night sleep, the risks associated with sleep deprivation and prescription drug use cannot be ignored. According to Dr. Dave Woynarowski, M.D., an all natural sleep aid significantly improves your ability to feel well rested -- even if...|
|6/29/2006 - Women who sleep 5 hours or less per night weigh more on average than those who sleep 7 hours, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23rd.
The study found...|
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|6/19/2006 - New research conducted in the United States at the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reveals a startling finding: Exposure to light during the hours of sleep appears to aggressively promote breast cancer.
This effect is achieved due to light's ability...|
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