Melatonin is called the “hormone of darkness” because it helps signal the body that it’s night and time to sleep. It’s secreted by the pineal gland in the brain about every 24 hours in a dark environment, typically starting around 90 minutes before you usually fall asleep. Levels stay … Read More
delayed sleep phase syndrome
There may be a scientific reason why some people are night owls: delayed sleep phase syndrome. It’s a sleep disorder in which your body’s clock tells you to fall asleep a few hours later than most people hit the sack. The problem is that this delayed bedtime makes it difficult … Read More
You know what happens when you don’t sleep well: You feel sluggish in the daytime, and your concentration suffers. Poor or insufficient sleep has been linked to other problems, too, such as declined immune function and an increased risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. In … Read More
Don’t sniff a the loss of sense of smell. Besides a connection to dementia, there are health and nutrition factors that make hyposmia (reduction), parosmia (distortion), or anosmia (complete loss) worth investigating.
There are a number of benign—albeit annoying—reasons you don’t smell well, but a connection to dementia may make hyposmia … Read More
Suffering from bouts of insomnia—and not exactly sure of what's causing it? You’re not alone. There are millions of people just like you who wonder, "Why can’t I sleep?"
Anyone who has to ask that question may benefit from these common-sense behaviors, each of which can … Read More