Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development.
New research from Mayo Clinic shows that lack of sufficient sleep combined with free access to food increases calorie consumption and consequently fat accumulation, especially unhealthy fat inside the belly. Findings from a randomized controlled Read More
Sleep and meal timing can impact hormonal levels that, in turn, influence satiety and food intake. Studies associate sleeping and eating late in the day with poor dietary quality and higher obesity risk but differences in sleep Read More
While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to transition to working from home, some are finding it difficult to sleep. One of the reasons for this problem is caused by disruptions to the circadian Read More
Insomnia is the most common sleep problem in adults age 60 and older. People with this condition have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Insomnia can last for days, months, and even years. Often, being unable Read More
Having trouble falling asleep? Don’t feel rested after a nights sleep? Check out these five tips for a restful bights sleep. 1. Stress Less Studies have shown that stress does impact sleep. When stress is Read More
Along with nutrition and exercise, sleep is one of the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle. In the US more than 40% of us get less than seven hours of good rest each night. It’s Read More
Insomnia is getting common these days. It is hard to treat insomnia but easier to understand the causes of sleep problems to prevent it. Insomnia symptoms occur in almost 50% of the adult population! If Read More
New research suggests your sleep position in may tell you a lot about yourself your health, your age, perhaps even your education level. The study, commissioned by the Better Sleep Council (BSC), the nonprofit consumer-education Read More
A good night’s sleep is something that every individual wants. Sleep has a direct influence on an individual’s overall health and concentration level. There are lots of individuals who face sleep related issues and you Read More
Have you ever noticed how some people seem to fall asleep at the drop of a hat while others lie awake? Sleep is one of the vital parts of our life. It allows our bodies Read More
We spend up to a third of our lives asleep. Although some hard-driven people may view sleep as an inconvenience that curtails productivity and leisure activities, slumber is certainly no waste of time. In fact, sleep may play a more crucial role than diet or exercise in fostering optimal health. Sleep is a natural restorative, an antidote to the damage done to our bodies during the course of the day. It allows the body to replenish its immune system, eliminate free radicals, and ward off heart disease and mood imbalances. As an essential part of the daily human cycle, sleep is a determining factor in the state of a person’s health.
A National Sleep Foundation Survey found millions of Americans are suffering from daytime sleepiness—43% of adults say that they are so sleepy during the day that it interferes with daily activity. Drowsy driving causes at least 100,000 car accidents in the U.S. each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; 62% of adults reported driving while feeling drowsy. And 60% of children under the age of 18 complained of feeling tired during the day, while 15% admitted to falling asleep at school.
The quantity and quality of sleep vary from person to person, but how well and how long one sleeps is ultimately the result of physical and psychological influences. Not only does stress, illness, and anxiety contribute to sleep disorders, but so can external circumstances, such as a noisy sleeping room, as well as disturbed biological rhythms due to night-shift work and jet lag. A shortened attention span, the loss of physical strength, and difficulty in responding to unfamiliar situations are all common symptoms of sleep disorders.