You toss. You turn. You stare at the ceiling, waiting for sleep to come. Still, it evades you. Why can’t you just get to sleep? Routine shut-eye has been proven to boost our energy, improve our mood, and increase our life span. Problem is, many of us can’t seem to
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You eat a balanced lunch every day—but you find yourself starving by mid-afternoon. You go out for a healthy dinner with friends—but are tempted to stop for an ice cream on the way home. Why are you hungry all the time? If you have the desire to eat uncontrollably, it
One-third of all American adults are not getting enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But why does it matter so much? Well, simply put: Inadequate sleep is bad for your health. It’s linked to chronic conditions and illnesses like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and depression.
Some of our most vulnerable include the very young and the very old. While we typically think of depression as affecting working-age adults with many life stresses, depression is common in both children and the elderly. But among these particular populations, it may manifest differently, and the approach to treatment
Depression is a complex condition that comes in many forms. To help tease apart the different ways in which depression can manifest and to help clinicians choose the right treatments, the condition is classified into several different types. This chapter describes each type of depression and the specific signs and
The word anti-inflammatory has practically become a household word. From herbs like turmeric and oregano to foods like berries and cruciferous vegetables, there are myriad selections that boast anti-inflammatory properties.
Following an anti-inflammatory diet or supplementing with anti-inflammatory substances has become more popular than ever. But what does inflammation mean in
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.
You may remember, as a kid, occasionally waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat, startled out of your slumber by one of those frighteningly vivid nightmares. Perhaps the experience still pops up from time to time; bad dreams may be more common in children, but
Missing out on sleep can have serious consequences for the body and the brain—including possibly setting the stage for cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study. However, by learning a few sensible sleep strategies, you can improve the likelihood of a brain-healthy night’s rest.
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