Take a moment to look around your home, and count the number of light-emitting devices that are present– especially in your bedroom. You’ll find TVs, computer monitors, glimmering clocks, lamps and numerous electronic devices. What you may not realize is the role that light plays in your sleep and health. Light and darkness are significant […]
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Are You Sleep-Deprived? Take The Test!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YtD86bio5U Although sleep is recognized to be just as important as diet and exercise, many of us still aren’t doing it right. Sleep deprivation is associated with serious health risks including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and early death. When you haven’t slept enough you are also more likely to be irritable, forgetful, and irrational. Not […]
The Unexpected Problems with Sleeping Pills
People don’t just take sleeping pills for insomnia, but also during stressful times and while traveling. The side effects of sleep aids may not be considered by some, since many are easily available as over-the-counter drugs, or through a prescription. Prescribed sleeping pills are often benzodiazepines, and may include sedative medications, while most over-the-counter sleeping […]
Improving Nursing Home Residents’ Sleep
A new study aims to bring better sleep to nursing home residents with Telecare. By employing bed occupancy sensors, floor sensors or enuresis sensors, Telecare allows for older peoples’ sleep to be monitored. It is traditionally used by older people in their own homes, but it could be greatly beneficial for nursing homes as well. Staffing levels, […]
Is It Possible To Sleep Too Much?
By now, many us of have heard about the pitfalls of too little sleep, but we should be aware that too much sleep increases health risks as well. New research shows that both too little sleep and too much sleep are linked to elevated risks of chronic disease in middle-aged adults. The Centers for Disease […]
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The History of Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a chronic brain disorder that involves poor control of sleep-wake cycles. People with narcolepsy experience periods of extreme daytime sleepiness and sudden, irresistible bouts of sleep that can strike at any time. These “sleep attacks” usually last a few seconds to several minutes. Often time people fall asleep in the middle of conversations, eating, […]
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 […]