MDPI Blog– Sleep has a huge influence on our physical and mental health. Insufficient sleep is related to many chronic health problems, including heart disease, depression, diabetes, stress, and much more.
Not only this, but oversleeping has also been shown to negatively affect health or at least be a symptom of poor health.
It’s a difficult balance to strike. Most research suggests that between 7 and 9 hours is optimal.
With insomnia affecting around 6-10% of the...
MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – You're not alone if you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Many people struggle with sleep — and that's a problem, since sleep plays a crucial role in your health, energy levels and ability to function at your best.
Most adults require seven to eight hours of sleep each night to feel well-rested and energized each day.
If restless nights have become the norm for you or you find that your...
CNN – Want to live longer? Then prioritize sleep in your life: Following five good sleep habits added nearly five years to a man’s life expectancy and almost 2.5 years to a woman’s life, a new study found.
Study coauthor Dr. Frank Qian, a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School and internal medicine resident physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, said:
“If people have all these ideal sleep behaviors, they are...
CNBC – Daniel Erichsen spent about a decade as a sleep doctor, primarily seeing patients who were struggling with sleep apnea and insomnia.
His career took a dramatic turn early last year, when he was fired from his hospital job in Oregon. Erichsen, 42, had stopped prescribing sleeping pills to patients and for the most part refused to refer them for expensive and time-consuming tests that he deemed pointless.
Erichsen didn’t suddenly turn anti-medicine. Growing up...
CNN – If you want to keep your heart healthy, add a good night’s rest to your to-do list, a new study says.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the country, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Someone in the US dies from cardiovascular disease every 34 seconds.
In June, the American Heart Association added sleep duration to its cardiovascular health checklist, now called “Life’s Essential 8.” These science-based guidelines were created to help...
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As you age, the ends of your chromosomes become shorter. This makes you more likely to get sick. But lifestyle changes can boost an enzyme that makes them longer. Plus, studies show diet and exercise can help...
(CNN) Even dim light can disrupt sleep, raising the risk of serious health issues in older adults, a new study found.
"Exposure to any amount of light during the sleep period was correlated with the higher prevalence of diabetes, obesity and hypertension in both older men and women," senior author Phyllis Zee, chief of sleep medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, told CNN.
"People should do their best to avoid or minimize...
SCIENCE DAILY – Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person's risk of major depression by 23%, suggests a sweeping new genetic study published May 26 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
The study of 840,000 people, by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, represents some of the strongest evidence yet that chronotype -- a person's propensity to sleep at a certain time -- influences depression...
MindBodyGreen – People can be pretty particular about their sleep outfits: a trendy matching set, that old worn-in tee, or—one of the most controversial—the birthday suit. But are those who choose to snooze in the nude actually making the healthier choice, or does it just feel good?
The benefits of sleeping naked:
1. It might help you fall asleep faster.
According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, the human body drops in temperature...
Beat insomnia with these tips
The Cleveland Clinic – November 20, 2020
1. Keep your sleep schedule the same
Going to bed early or sleeping in to catch up only leads to more fragmented and poor quality sleep. Typically, you go to bed two hours early and then just lay there wide awake, continuing to associate your bed with not sleeping.
2. Take some quiet time before bedtime
Give yourself at least 30 minutes of quiet, relaxed time before bed...
Oct 14, 2020
Naz Beheshti, Contributor |
Forbes – The U.S. Army has conducted a significant overhaul of its fitness training field manual. Behind this change is a new mindset: a redefinition of “soldier readiness” and what goes into peak performance.
Business leaders can draw some valuable lessons from the new holistic approach.
The embrace of naps draws the New York Times headline, but the new mindset is more far-reaching than that. Fundamentally, the revised manual is...
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