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 […]
Are you having trouble sleeping? Let’s examine the common causes of insomnia. Insomnia, which is the inability to sleep satisfactorily or to have any sleep at all, is one of the most common sleep disorders. It is characterized by restlessness, sleep interruptions, decreased sleeping time, or sometimes complete wakefulness.
When we fall ill, we are always advised to sleep, get a good night’s rest, and stay at home – if possible, stay in bed. This might not be all too difficult: after all, we often feel weak when we are ill; and we often do want to sleep when we have infections, such as […]