If you have trouble falling asleep and sleeping through the night, it might not be your fault. You might think that stress is keeping you awake at night, but it could be your nighttime routine. Here are some simple tips you can use to create a more sleep-friendly nighttime environment.
Serotonin is an important brain chemical that influences mood and sleep. When serotonin levels are low, you can quickly become depressed, have trouble sleeping, and experience low energy levels. Many anti-depressants specifically work to increase your brain’s serotonin levels. While these drugs can be quite helpful, they also come with serious side effects.
If you suffer from daytime drowsiness and low energy levels, you are far from alone. At any given time, one out of five adults feels unusually tired. One in ten suffers from long-term, persistent fatigue. Sometimes the problem is linked to insomnia, but many people are exhausted in the daytime despite having had eight hours […]
Ahh, sleep. What a wonderful word! However if you are not sleeping in the best position, sleep can have a negative impact on your body. It might be hard to change sleep habits you have followed for years, but if your current position is hindering your health, you might need to change.
Everyone struggles with being overtired or overworked. There are instances of temporary fatigue and these have identifiable causes. There is also chronic fatigue that lasts longer and is more health-alarming. Chronic fatigue is a constant state of weariness that creeps up over time and takes away your mental capacity and energy. If you are […]
Good sleep is a staple of good health. Sleep is needed to regulate body functions, help you feel more energetic, happier and better able to function. Sleep just feels good. Compare sleep to eating. When you are hungry you consume nutrients to help bodies grow, repair tissues and provide health to your internal organs. It […]
Ambien is a popular sleeping pill used by millions of Americans. It has been around for quite some time ” “ FDA approved it in 2006 ” “ and until recently it was considered safe and effective. But, according to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, USA), in the last eight years the […]
How are you sleeping? The minute my head hits the pillow, my body relaxes and my mind starts into overdrive and I am having trouble getting to sleep. Did you know the main cause of Insomnia is worry? I have a lot on my plate right now and that’s what I do, I worry when […]
One of the first signs of ageing is memory loss. Many studies linked memory loss with the ageing brain, but could not explain why exactly we start having difficulty remembering things as we get older. The latest research published in the recent issue of the Nature Neuroscience found that it is poor sleep that the […]
Scientific advice on picking crying babies up or leaving them to cry themselves to sleep has been changing from time to time. So, the debate, mostly between young exhausted parents and loving grandparents, rages without much scientific support. A new study conducted by a group of scientists from Temple University offers some support to the […]