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.
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
In our fast-paced society, it’s all too common to put sleep on the back burner when we’re pressed for time. But here’s the truth: it isn’t just a luxury, and the negative effects of lack Read More
Did you know that close to 48 percent of Americans have in the recent past reported occasional lack of sleep with a further 22 percent reporting chronic insomnia? Short-term insomnia may be caused by stress or changes Read More
As humans, we spend about one-third of our lives sleeping–or, at least, resting. It’s a “given” for many of us, but in reality, 1 in 3 adults doesn’t get enough sleep, with many averaging only Read More
Most of us know what sleep deprivation feels like, and it is not pleasant. If we do not get enough healthy shuteye (1) (some children need 10 hours nightly, while most adults need at least seven), we Read More
Like a healthy diet and regular exercise sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. A good nights sleep improves your brain performance, mood, and health. Lack of sleep can affect your immune system. Read More
This will be an article on sleep apnea.
Are you feeling tired all the time during the day? If so, check out this guide to learn about the possible causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. Do you need coffee after lunch to help you Read More
Insomnia or lack of sleep is a modifiable risk factor for various conditions including obesity and cardio-metabolic disease. A good 7 to 8 hours of rest each night does the mind and body good. Yet, Read More
Resistance exercise may be superior to aerobic exercise as a way to get better sleep, and sleep is important for cardiovascular health, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology, 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.