Our bodies have a very fascinating way of incorporating outside stimuli such as smells, sounds and sensations into our dreams, instead of waking us up. There are plenty of influences that can shape how your dreams play out. Your natural dreams often times help you process your thoughts and feelings about your day. According to […]
Archive | October, 2013
The Mystery: Why Do We Need Sleep?
We spend a lot of time asleep, so we know it’s important, but why? Sleep itself is both partially a bodily function and a behavior. We need it, we can’t function without it, and yet we have some control over the circumstances in which it happens. The curiosity surrounding sleep has inspired years of neurological […]
Are You Prepared To Sleep Better This Fall?
As seasons change, you may need to make adjustments to ensure getting the sleep possible. Some of us still haven’t quite shifted our sleep schedule as much as we should from summer. During the fall, we might find that we are still doing many activities in the evening and nighttime, making it difficult to fall […]
The Barrier To Awareness From Unconsciousness, Discovered By Researchers
A new study aims to understand how the brain transitions from its state of unconsciousness to wakefulness. The findings can be used to better understand sleep disorders, as well as the rare instances when patients under anesthesia make memories and can recall what has happened in the operating room. A barrier to awareness, called “neural […]
Halloween Could Mean More Caffeine Consumption, Possible Sleep Problems
As Halloween approaches, many people will indulgence themselves in the sugar high and crash of candy. Chocolate is a choice that some can’t’ resist, not realizing it contains caffeine—something can significant cause sleep disruptions. Caffeine is very common stimulant. It is the most commonly used mood-altering drug in the world. In addition to coffee, many […]
Women: Ways You CAN Conquer Your Sleep Problems!
Sleep loss is a growing health issue, especially among women. Women are more likely to have insomnia than men, with numbers doubling in older ages. Furthermore, sleep apnea is more common among women than previously believed. For women, the experience of sleep loss is different, requiring sensitivity to unique feminine factors that may cause and […]
Study Ties Restless Legs Syndrome To An Earlier Death
Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a chronic, irritating condition that affects 5% to 10% of adults. The affected have an irresistible urge to move their legs, and often times experience burning and creeping sensations that are described as “an itch you can’t scratch,” or “like insects crawling inside the legs.” A recent study suggests that […]
A Consistent Bedtime for Children Be Key to Good Behavior
According to British researchers, children without a regular bedtime are more likely to behave worse than children with a consistent one. The Huffington Post tells us that data was reviewed from more than 10,000 children enrolled in the Millennium Cohort Study, a long-term study of babies born in the U.K. in 2001 and 2002. When […]
Long Naps Linked to Diabetes
While afternoon naps are rewarded for their cognitive benefits by some studies, others have suggested naps can be linked to negative effects. A new study has found that people who nap longer than others are at a higher risk for diabetes, suggesting that the duration of naps can affect the body differently. Researchers analyzed data […]
Do Smells Affect The Quality of Your Sleep?
If you can’t sleep at night, you may need to move your laundry basket out of your bedroom. Febreze, known for their variety of air effects, candles, and car vent clips, just recently released their new Sleep Serenity line of soothing scents, which aims to get you in the mood for a night of peaceful […]