Sleep is an essential part of our overall well-being. If you lack sleep, it can affect you physically, physiologically, mentally, and emotionally. As adults, it’s recommended you get around 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day. However, despite having the right amount, some people are still not getting the good quality of sleep they […]
There are many myths about sleep that exist out there. Despite living in the age of information where we have access to all the knowledge we can ever need in our lifetimes, we are still victim to common myths that can be harmful to our health. It’s not anyone’s fault. There’s a lot of conflicting […]
Although people often joke about loud snoring, it has a serious side to it. Snoring may cause severe and continuous disruption to partners sleeping next to snorers, but it also may cause serious problems for the snorer. It often progresses into conditions such as cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, or sleep apnea.
Getting to your early 30s or 40s means experiencing lots of pains. Although not for everyone, most people become prone to different types of pains such as muscle pains, back pains, arthritis pains or shoulder pains as they age. When you visit your physician, you’ll be recommended to maintain a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and […]
A good night’s sleep is not only all about how dark the room is or how smooth the jazz music an individual plays before heading into dreamland. It’s also about how you lay your body down. Pat yourself on the back if you’re a side sleeper. It’s a way to help your body digest food […]
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 […]