Want to do your heart a favor? Turn off the TV, log out of the video game, put down the book — and go to sleep. Lack of sleep doesn’t always show up on the list of risk factors for heart disease, but many studies document that it should. People who don’t get enough sleep, … Continue reading How sleep affects your heart health
Would you consider yourself among the most sleep-deprived in America? According to a recent survey conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, those catching the least amount of shut-eye are single moms. The report found that 44 percent of single moms living with children under the age of 18 get less than the recommended … Continue reading To moms living with sleep deprivation, you’re not alone
You may call yourself a night owl, but the reality of sleep deprivation is that staying up too late is bad for your health. “There is no doubt that adequate duration and quality sleep is important to our health,” said Peter Yau, MD, a pulmonologist on the medical staff at Scott & White Memorial Hospital – … Continue reading What staying up late is doing to you
A recent study led by a University of California, San Francisco sleep researcher confirms if we aren’t getting enough sleep, we are at increased risk for catching the common cold. The health community has long believed sleep is important, but there is always debate on just how much sleep we really need and what implications … Continue reading Sick of being sick? Get more sleep.
When bedtime rolls around, you’re anxious to turn out the light and get to sleep. You assume a comfortable position and slowly drift off to sleep. But do you wake up with back aches? Do others complain of you snoring? These factors could be altered by simply changing your sleeping position. In order to get … Continue reading Which sleep position is best for you?
Are you getting the recommended seven to nine hours of shut-eye every night? Most likely not, says David L. Luterman, M.D., medical director of the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas’ Sleep Center. He offers seven tips to help you improve your sleep one day (and night) at a time. Day 1: Allow Enough Time … Continue reading 7 Days to Better Sleep
One sheep, two, three…if you find yourself counting sheep to fall asleep, we have good news, there are other ways to help you get a better night’s rest. The condition known as insomnia results in difficulty falling asleep, remaining asleep, poor quality of sleep, or other scenarios related to sleep. Although there are sleep tests … Continue reading Counting sheep to get to sleep? Common myths about insomnia
It’s late at night, and you’re finally tucked in and ready for a good night’s rest until the snoring begins. It starts off as a slow rumble, but quickly escalates into a full-blown nasal orchestra—hitting the high and low notes with ease. Sound familiar? Some 40 percent of Americans suffer from a form of sleep deprivation or … Continue reading The Devastating Effects of Snoring
By the time you flop into bed, you’ve worked an eight-hour day, chauffeured the kids around to various activities and cooked or, let’s face it, picked up dinner. Now, all you want to do is watch some TV that doesn’t feature a singing cartoon character and finish off that pint of mint chocolate chip you’ve … Continue reading Not getting enough sleep could lead to stroke risk, other health problems
You wake up early. Then you’re off to a long day of work. Fit in a few errands around town, and finally…time to relax. The few precious moments we have to relax should be some of our most treasured hours of the day. Unfortunately, for people suffering with Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), periods of inactivity … Continue reading Remove the restless from your rest