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
Find Out If You Might Be Suffering From Sleep Apnea, Treatments And Long-Term Effects You’ve just drifted off to sleep and suddenly you’re awakened by your spouse’s loud gasping. They settle right back into slumber, but you’re left awake, listening to them snore. Your sleep partner’s dozing habits are not only annoying, but they could … Continue reading Does choking, coughing or snoring keep you or your spouse up at night?
Yes, it’s true; you really can burn calories while you’re sleeping. Lifting heavy weights for an hour twice a week will do the trick. Randall Moore, MD, Psychiatry, explains the process. “As people in the Western world age—especially in America, they lose muscle mass because they’re not active enough. By the time Americans are 70 … Continue reading Is it possible to burn calories while I sleep?
My husband does it, my parents did it, my dogs did it, even my kids do it, and yes, I too have been guilty on the rare occasion (don’t ask me to define “rare”) of doing it myself. Before your mind gets off on the wrong subject, I’m talking about snoring. I’ve slept many a … Continue reading Snoring – Annoyance or Alarm?
Snoring, restless legs, tossing, turning, hot, cold. Does this sound like a typical night’s sleep for you? If so, you are among millions of others who don’t get their required eight hours of sleep each night. As a society, we seem busier, life is more hectic and sleep doesn’t seem to be as much of … Continue reading Is a Good Night’s Rest Too Much to Ask For?