Sleep is as important as food and water. That is why it falls under the basic physiologic needs in Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In order for us to progress towards achieving our full potential, we should first listen and attend to our most fundamental needs – which include food, water, shelter, and sleep.
Sleep apnea is a pretty dangerous condition, as it may lead to heart failure and stroke. Nocturia (nighttime incontinence) is also extremely common in sleep apnea, with one study revealing that over 84% of patients with sleep apnea reported frequent nighttime urination while 82% acknowledged snoring.
The sleep and wake cycles for men and women vary for a number of reasons including: sex, sleep deprivation, and a trend for differences due to gender. The sleep wake cycle is governed by the hypothalamus, the circadian rhythm. This affects the body differently in men and women. In men, the cycle makes men more […]
It can be tempting to snuggle up with your pet each night, but is sleeping with pets healthy? Are there any real risks to you or your pet? How can co-sleeping with a dog or cat affect your relationship with your significant other, if you have one? Experts agree that there are pros and cons […]
There is a lot of conflicting information out there on how to get your baby to sleep through the night. But, there has been advancements and new data on what not to do to help your baby’s sleep duration. These findings include no rice cereal before 4 months since studies show that babies fed rice […]
Do you often find yourself tossing and turning for hours while trying to sleep at night and thinking about how you could sleep better? Before you even know it, you’re just two or three hours away until sunrise and you still haven’t slept, yet. Well, you are not alone. According to the National Institutes of […]
Adequate sleep is important for the body and mind. It is also a vital indicator of a person’s overall health and wellbeing. About a third of our lives is spent asleep, this is one reason why we need to ensure our sleep is satisfying, refreshing, and adequate.
Lucid dreams have an effect on sleep quality. People often are unaware of the factors that contribute to this fact, even though about 55% of people have had a lucid dream at one point or another in their lives. A lucid dream is a dream that is very stimulating and yet you are aware you […]