Do you almost always run on too little sleep? Do you have sleep problems or a sleep disorder? If so, your brain may be taking a toll: lack of sleep side effects include brain damage and problems with cognitive function.
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You may look silly sitting in your living room at night wearing orange-colored glasses, but a growing number of people are willing to put up with the teasing that these blue light blocking glasses are likely to provoke. The trend seems likely to expand as evidence for the dangers of
Lack of sleep is only the beginning; the effects of working night shift include everything from obesity to a higher risk of heart disease.
Most people are familiar with insomnia (the inability to fall or stay asleep), and sleep apnea (a disorder of obstructed breathing that interrupts sleep). These are just two of many sleep disorders that can rob you of needed rest. Quality sleep is essential for good health. We all need our
Study Associates Memory Decline With Menopause
New research confirms what many women have long suspected: Menopause can lead to a fad-ing memory. According to a study of 212 men and women between 45 and 55 years of age, meno-pausal women have lower levels of the female sex hormone estradiol (estrogen) than
If you are looking for tips on how to help insomnia, it might be time to try out some soothing tunes. But how does music help you sleep, and how can you make the most of this easy and effective strategy?
When we’re asleep, our conscious mind is closed to the outside world. Sounds, smells, and physical sensations have limited access to our central nervous system. In the lightest stages of sleep, those aspects of the real world can intrude and awaken us briefly, but in deep sleep we’re not easily
When you think of vision-enhancing and -protective foods, carrots may be what come to mind. But many other foods likely have a greater impact on the eye diseases encountered among older adults, says Jeffrey Anshel, OD, president of the Ocular Nutrition Society and author of Smart Medicine for Your Eyes.
A good night’s sleep is one of the best gifts you can give your health. And lack of proper slumber can be one of the greatest threats to your health. You may spend one-third of your life asleep, but to ensure the other two-thirds are healthy, you need to enhance
Adolescents often stay up late and miss out on sufficient sleep. But did you know that sleep deprivation in teens can promote inflammation and even raise the risk of cardiovascular disease?