You know what it's like - you're stirred from your sleep and realise it's because your leg is hurting.
It's not long before your calf muscle seizes and you're in excruciating pain - the kind that will ensure you don't get any sleep for the rest of the night!
Leg cramps are quite common, especially amongst older people. It's estimated that about 60% of people are affected by them.
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We know sleep is vital for your brain, but a recent study reveals it's also crucial for your heart.
Find out below what the link is between sleep and a healthy heart... Study reveals not getting enough quality sleep could be detrimental to your heart...
The research, which was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, showed that sleep is vital for a healthy heart... ››› more
Melatonin is a hormone your body produces which regulates your wake-sleep cycle. The more melatonin it makes, the better you will be able to sleep...
If you struggle to fall asleep or you're not sleeping through the night, it could mean your body isn't making enough melatonin. 7 Ways to improve your sleep by increasing your body's ability to make more melatonin - naturally!
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If you struggle to sleep, you'll know what it's like to count down the hours until you can finally go home again - to sleep!
Night after night, you collapse in bed and hope for a better night's sleep - and day after day, you feel tired and worn out...
But that's not the worst of it.
Scientists have found that sleep problems can lead to heart problems and increase your risk for stroke.... ››› more
If you have trouble sleeping and haven't been to your doctor to get a script, you've no doubt scanned the shelves of a discount pharmacy and opted for a box of over-the-counter sleeping aids.
It's understandable - there are few things less pleasant than having to get up in the morning after yet another night of tossing and turning... You feel miserable, tired, you can't think straight and every... ››› more
You know you need 7-8 hours of quality sleep EVERY night and if you don't get that - you're at risk for a whole host of illnesses...
But all you can do is toss and turn at night, stare at the ceiling and worry... worry... worry...
And the combination of worrying about life, and worrying that your worrying is keeping you from your precious sleep just compounds...
Until you decide you're go... ››› more
Are you dreading those winter colds... the stuffy blocked nose, the pounding in your head, and the endless boxes of tissues...?
Well, researchers recently found that there's one thing you can do, that won't cost you a cent, that could reduce your colds by 28% and other infections by as much as 80%!
Keep reading to find out what it is... Foods that help you live cleaner and healthier
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Previously, scientists and doctors recommended no exercise within two to four hours before bedtime. It was thought to disrupt your sleep pattern because of the adrenaline rush and rise in body temperature.
But new research by the US National Sleep Foundation has shown this is not true. They surveyed 1000 people between the ages of 23 and 60 and what they discovered was pretty remarkable. Exerci... ››› more
If you wake up every morning at 2am or 3am and just can't get back to sleep, you'll know just how disruptive this new sleep cycle can really be.
You're tired during the day, you're grumpy and you snack more to get your energy levels back up.
The reason your sleep cycle is thrown out could be low blood sugar.
Keep reading to find out how to tell if you unknowingly suffer from low blood su... ››› more
“Most people who snore don't have obstructive sleep apnea, but most people who have apnea snore,” says Dr Robert Owens, of the Sleep Disorders Research Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where the upper passages of your airway closes off, interrupting your breathing and depriving you of oxygen until you wake up and start breathing agai... ››› more
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