In this month's issue of the journal Sleep, a study revealed that depression, insomnia and exhaustion may be major risk factors if you suffer from frequent nightmares.
The study showed a clear connection between well-being and nightmares, which if you've been experiencing nightmares lately leaves you wondering one thing… Are you suffering from any of these risk factors?
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Grapefruit is supposed to be good for you, so why is it all of a sudden getting such a bad rap?
According to JK Aronson from the university department of clinical pharmacology at the Radcliffe Infirmary, eating grapefruit can increase your blood levels to harmful levels and result in nervousness and insomnia.
Still eyeing out that half a grapefruit for breakfast?
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Over the years, insomnia has become a relatively common sleeping disorder. It affects one in three adults across the globe and is more common in women than men. However, as we age, both man and women experience a decrease in the quality of our sleep.
Here's what you can do to make sure insomnia doesn't keep you awake at night. What causes insomnia?
Insomnia can be the result of a lot of fac... ››› more
As you know, sleep is one of the most important parts of your health.
In fact, always getting the right amount of sleep is!
But nowadays, many people don't get enough sleep and it can lead to all sorts of health consequences.
New research coming out of Qatar shows just how detrimental it can be…
Read more about the study now…
Your risk of type 2 diabetes shoots up when you d... ››› more
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which you stop breathing for at least 10 seconds during each hour you sleep.
It occurs when your throat muscles relax and the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses and closes, blocking in the airway.
As with snoring, you won't know if you're experiencing sleep apnea. You'll wake up but won't know the difficulty you experienced while trying to bre... ››› more
One of the only studies of its kind recently determined why it's so important for your child to sleep. Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children followed six-month-old babies until they turned seven years old, recording their sleeping habits, height, weight and body measurements.
The results were astounding.
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With the everyday stresses you have in your life, you might need a little help sleeping through the night. And because sleep is so essential to your overall health, you might rely on sleeping tablets to help you.
But new research discussed at the Heart Failure Congress this month says taking sleeping pills might be worse for your health than lack of sleep.
This because of the effect benz... ››› more
There's a new twist to the link between insomnia and depression. A new study suggests that treating persistent insomnia at the same time as depression could double the chances that the mood disorder will disappear. Here are the details of the study… Researchers believe insomnia and depression should be treated simultaneously.
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If you have trouble sleeping, chances are you have these two problems: The first is when you find it difficult to go to sleep. This is known as sleep onset insomnia. The other is you fall asleep, but wake up at, say, 2am or 3am and can't fall back asleep. This is known as sleep maintenance (or interruption) insomnia. Regardless of what your problems is, there are solutions you can use to get bette... ››› more
Men, if you've been tossing and turning you'd best find something that'll curb your insomnia - because poor sleep can double your risk of prostate cancer, according to new research out of Iceland.
The study of 2,102 men showed the greater your sleeping problems, the higher your risk of this disease.
Men with sleep disorders have a higher risk of prostate cancer
Men with sleep diso... ››› more
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