It’s not just your eating pattern and your physical activity that affect how well your heart and blood vessels function. Other aspects of your lifestyle appear to intersect with your diet and activity level on the path to better cardiovascular health. Your sleep, for instance, can affect your quality of
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Good sleep is essential to good health. Unfortunately, falling and staying asleep become more difficult with age.
“Sleep is more easily disrupted and less refreshing as we get older,” says Paul Macey, PhD, UCLA Brain Research Institute. “People tend to underestimate how simple things can make a big difference, such as
“What can I do to reduce my risk?” That’s one of the most common questions physicians receive from patients when discussing their likelihood of developing a chronic medical condition. Like these patients, you want to be proactive about your health. You want to do everything in your power to prevent
Insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea are by far the most prevalent sleep disorders, but they’re far from the only ones. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recognizes 78 sleep disorders, which include restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, narcolepsy, and disorders that cause too much sleep (hypersomnia). Sleep
Ever awakened with a splitting headache or an ache in your jaw? Has your bedmate accused you of making squeaking or crunching noises while you sleep? You could be one of millions who suffer from sleep bruxism (a.k.a. nighttime teeth grinding), one of the most common sleep disorders.
While occasional teeth
Your immune system is like a home security system. When you suffer an injury or infection, it sets off an alarm—what we know as an inflammatory response—by sending immune cells to neutralize viruses, bacteria, and other intruders that breach your outer defenses, thereby protecting healthy cells and tissues from damage.
Sleep is a key element in health maintenance and overall well-being. Historically, sleep has been thought of as a passive activity, but we now know that quality sleep is very active. It allows our brains and bodies to recharge and reboot; it resets the hormonal clock, too. Apart from just
BODY WEIGHT MAY INFLUENCE DEMENTIA RISK IN PEOPLE WITH SLEEP APNEA
Body weight may play a role in the link between Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and sleep apnea—a disorder characterized by loud snoring, brief halts in breathing, and frequent awakenings during the night. Researchers analyzed the sleep behavior of 68 older adults,
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.
Sleep disturbances—having difficulty
About 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and new research suggests that sipping a sedating alcoholic drink before bed isn’t going to help.
A nightcap may make you feel relaxed and drowsy, but it plays havoc with your sleep. It alters