Meditation Could Help with Insomnia

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Meditation Could Help with Insomnia

In the present day and age, issues like stress, insomnia, and other mental issues are unfortunately not uncommon. It is estimated that about one fourth of the American population suffers from insomnia, and other issues causing trouble falling and staying asleep. With this being such a common problem, it is important that normalization about discussing it and possible solutions occurs … Read More

Excessive Sleep Could Affect Your Metabolism

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Excessive Sleep Could Affect Your Metabolism

Getting enough sleep is more important than most people think, but sleeping too much can also be a problem. In fact, sleeping too much (also known as hypersomnia) can cause a variety of problems from excess stress, trouble concentrating, hormonal disruption, and even contribute to factors causing depression. It can even lead to weight gain by affecting your metabolism. Let’s … Read More

Understanding Sleep Paralysis

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Understanding Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis occurs when a person wakes up and is aware of their surroundings, yet they are unable to move or speak. These episodes do not typically last more than just a few minutes and can be either a single episode or reoccurring. In order to seek help and look into treatment options, you should always visit your physician to … Read More

All About Melatonin

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All About Melatonin

Melatonin is one of the compounds that your body uses to initiate the process of putting you to sleep. Here’s some information about melatonin, including how it can help you sleep, the alternatives that people use, and how they all interact. What Is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that your body produces naturally. While you can purchase it as a … Read More

Dreaming and Sleep Quality

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Dreaming and Sleep Quality

Have you ever wondered why or how we dream? The concept of a dream erupting in your head long after you’ve been asleep is unfathomable to some and continues to be a perplexing topic. Some people seem to dream often while others say they rarely ever remember having any dreams at all. Although it is not yet known why the … Read More

How Do Sleep Studies Work?

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How Do Sleep Studies Work?

Most people aren’t consciously aware of their sleeping habits and breathing patterns when they sleep. A sleep study is an overnight test at a sleep lab where doctors determine whether you have any sleep problems. A polysomnogram is the most commonly used type of sleep study. Polysomnographic technologists attach sensors and electrodes on wires to your head and body to … Read More

Tips for Better Sleep

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Tips for Better Sleep

Wondering why you can’t fall asleep at night? Is it hard to fall asleep, and stay asleep? Well, this article will give you a few tips and tricks to keep yourself alert and awake during the day, and things that will help you fall asleep during the nighttime. Things to Avoid Before You Go to Bed One of the most … Read More

Sleep & Creativity

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Sleep & Creativity

A good night’s sleep can often make you feel on top of the world and prepare you to face your day with the best possible outlook. More rest and relaxation can lead to more heightened states of creativity. Scientific studies have proven that there is a definitive link between a nap and creative problem-solving. Two stages of deep rest work … Read More

Cancer is More Common in Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Cancer is More Common in Women with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a health disorder that causes breathing to continually stop and start while you are sleeping. Although it might seem similar to mere snoring, it is much worse. Additionally, although some people might view it as an annoyance, it is actually quite serious. For instance, after a person falls asleep, OSA results from throat muscles relaxing … Read More

Dealing with Jet Lag

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Dealing with Jet Lag

If you are planning a trip where you will fly from Boise, Idaho to Beijing, China, for example, you are in for a long, long trip. Flying non-stop you will be cramped on the airplane for several hours. If you are one of those people who can take a nap, like the rest of us you will probably experience jet … Read More