Tag: Sleep Quality
Brown Fat vs. White Fat.
Brown fat cells burn energy at a much higher rate than white fat. A new study at the Technical University of Munich shows that humans have three times more brown body fat (adipose tissue) than originally thought. As a result, there is great interest in drugs
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.
This common herb offers more than just a fresh scent in your garden. Medicinal lemon balm uses include preventing insomnia, treating anxiety, and helping manage dementia.
Allergy sufferers have long faced a no-win situation with traditional antihistamine medications: sneeze and itch your way through seasonal allergies or take antihistamines and live in a fog instead. Antihistamines stop allergy symptoms by reducing or blocking histamines—chemicals the body releases in response to an allergic trigger. Histamines cause the
Sleep deficiency—not getting enough restful sleep—is associated with many serious health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, and depression. Some people are able to correct a sleep deficiency by improving their sleep habits and environment, but for those who continue to have sleep problems, a sleep
Insomnia is now at epidemic levels. Up to half of Americans suffer from at least one of the four cardinal insomnia symptoms:
Difficulty falling asleep
Inability to stay asleep
Waking up in the early morning
Experiencing nonrestorative sleep
Almost a quarter of the U.S. population meets the strict diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder, in which
Fascinating research shows passion flower benefits for anxiety and insomnia compare favorably to powerful drugs like benzodiazepines and Ambien. And, the benefits come without daytime drowsiness and other side effects.
Poor sleep quality and diet may contribute to the early accumulation of the plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new review. Part of the reason may involve cortisol, a hormone manufactured by the body that plays a role in regulating many core functions, including sleep. Cortisol levels naturally