New parents are in constant struggle to do the best for their babies. Lacking confidence and experience, they would try just about anything to make sure that their babies are safe and healthy. One particular worry is sudden infant death syndrome, which takes thousands of babies every year for no discernible reason. So, when the […]
People who are able to have a short power nap and wake up restored and rested are to be envied. Who would not like to be able to take a short nap and be able to keep going like an energizer bunny? But, is power napping good for us or not is a question that […]
Teenagers have dysfunctional relationship with sleep: or they sleep too much or they do not sleep enough. Normally, they need between 9 and 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep. If they do not get enough, the consequences can be serious. According to the recent study, the teenagers need sufficient amount of deep sleep to get through […]
If you thought that stress is affecting your health, lack of sleep might be doing the same. According to the findings published in the journal Sleep, lack of sleep has very similar effects on our immune system as stress: it jolts our immune system into a full alert.
Finding your child or any family member roaming around the house while still sleeping is very disturbing. We are never sure what to do: wake them up, make sure they are not going to the roof or drive a car, or just let them be. While scary to deal with, sleepwalking is not so uncommon. Scientists […]
There is another reason to quit that computer game and go to sleep besides having to go to work in the morning. Scientists from State University Medical Center discovered that dim light like the one coming from your computer monitor or TV can make you depressed.
What a coincidence, July is not only the best month of the year, (think cookouts and fireworks), and UV (ultra violet) safety month, but it’s also strep awareness month. Streptococcus, more commonly referred to as “strep” is a bacterium often found in the throat and on the skin. Usually involved in mild illness like strep […]
The most common way of dealing with headaches is to pop a pill and keep going. But, that leaves the underlying cause unknown and unaddressed. In most cases it is stress or too long time in front of the computer. But, sometimes it is something physical that we can fix. One of the common conditions […]
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that affects about 18 million Americans. It has been linked to higher risk of heart disease, depression, high blood pressure and sleep deprivation. The two new studies now link sleep apnea to the higher risk of dying from cancer.
We might not be ready to admit it, but we all occasionally snore. More than 45 percents of men and 30 percents of women snore fairly regularly. Nevertheless, we mostly consider snoring a trivial issue and ignore it. Except if we sleep next to a heavy snorer, who keeps not only us, but the […]