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Combo Of Sleep Apnea And Insomnia Linked To Depression In Men

Combo Of Sleep Apnea And Insomnia Linked To Depression In Men

Men with both obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are much more likely to have depression symptoms compared to men with either sleep disorder alone, suggests a recent Australian study. The depression symptoms also seem to be worse for men who have both apnea and insomnia compared to men with depression but without this combination of sleep problems, the authors report in the journal Respirology. “Obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are the two most common sleep disorders and can occur together…

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The Best Health Advice Ever

The Best Health Advice Ever

Keeping your mind and body in tip-top shape is essential for living your best life. It’s difficult to attain success when you’re dragging yourself through the day, feeling stressed out, anxious, and generally unwell. That’s why you need to make yourself a priority. Focusing on your wellness is not selfish, it’s necessary for you to be able to give your best self to others. The Cheat Sheet spoke with six leading health experts about the best health advice they’ve ever…

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Sleeping-In On Weekends Linked To Lower Body Weight

Sleeping-In On Weekends Linked To Lower Body Weight

Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study in South Korea. Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and metabolism and is known to increase the risk of obesity, researchers write in the journal Sleep. “Short sleep, usually causing sleep debt, is common and inevitable in many cases, and is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, as well as mortality,” lead author Dr. Chang-Ho Yun of the…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Scientists say the brain purposely forgets certain memories in order to avoid information overload, and emotional hangovers. The only sense that doesn’t fully rest when we are sleeping is our hearing. In the Netherlands, workers can be absent for up to two years while receiving 70% of their salary as sick pay. A study found that the heaviest social media users had twice the risk of disturbed sleep compared with the lightest users.   Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com  …

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Can’t Sleep? Here Are Some Easy Ways To Get A Better Night’s Rest, According To Science

Can’t Sleep? Here Are Some Easy Ways To Get A Better Night’s Rest, According To Science

Some studies suggest that not sleeping enough is just as damaging to our health as smoking, and that getting less than six hours could lead to medical issues and — even worse — shave years off your life span. “People often say you can sleep when you’re dead, and I say that’s true, but you’ll be dead a lot sooner if you don’t sleep right now,” said Lisa Metzer, a doctor and associate professor of pediatrics at National Jewish Health….

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Believing you’ve slept well, even when you haven’t, improves performance. Drinking cold water actually causes your body to burn calories, as it uses energy to warm it up to body temperature.   When feeling depressed, do some cleaning. About 80% of all cats are infected with Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite that can cause depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia in humans. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact   @Fact

Busy Schedules are Putting Children’s Health at Risk

Busy Schedules are Putting Children’s Health at Risk

‘Worry and busyness and stress is robbing children of their peace of mind,’ says child therapist According to child and family therapist Michele Kambolis, children are vulnerable to anxiety and stress preventing them from getting a good night’s sleep. Busy schedules, too many worries and a lack of sleep could be threatening the health of your children, one expert is warning parents. Vancouver-based child and family therapist Michele Kambolis says she often hears from children who say they are working…

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What Snacks To Eat For Better Sleep

What Snacks To Eat For Better Sleep

Story highlights Foods that boost the production of serotonin and melatonin in the brain might benefit sleep Experts weigh in on what and when to eat before bedtime (CNN)Many people chug caffeine-packed coffee or scarf down an energy bar to wake up, but what should you eat to wind down? More than a third of adults in the United States are not getting enough shut-eye, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, to make sure that your…

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More Sleep Can Lead To Less Chronic Pain: Study

More Sleep Can Lead To Less Chronic Pain: Study

A new animal study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, suggests that sleeping more and drinking coffee rather than taking analgesics can help reduce the intensity of chronic pain. Chronic pain sufferers could benefit from combining good sleep habits, taking sleep-promoting medications at night and alertness-promoting agents such as coffee during the day, according to a joint study by Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). The researchers first studied the sleep cycles of lab animals (mice),…

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8 Ways to Stay Energized All Day

8 Ways to Stay Energized All Day

It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way. “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Dr. Nada Milosavljevic, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that…

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