Untreated or poorly treated sleep apnea leaves you tired all the time and suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness and other sleep apnea symptoms. Use of the continuous positive airway pressure device or CPAP mask has been the gold standard of cures for sleep apnea over the past 25 years. But
Treating a dopamine deficiency can help you take back your health! How? First, you need to understand that depression is a disease that can be caused by a dopamine deficiency. In many cases, it is caused by actual physiologic changes in your brain.
Therefore, when you feel depressed, don’t think of
People who become caregivers whether to a spouse, parent or other loved oneÑoften do so without much training or preparation. Dementia can take hold of an individual slowly, allowing a caregiver to get used to the changes in personality and abilities. But sometimes, a rapidly progressive dementia (RPD) can take
Anyone who has struggled with insomnia knows there are different ways to experience sleeplessness. It may be hard to fall asleep or hard to stay asleep. You may go to bed too late or wake too early. But research published in January in Lancet Psychiatry has found that there’s a
Some memory lapses are normal as you age, but if you are concerned about your forgetfulness, there is a range of tests that can evaluate your cognition. These tests aim to identify possible cognitive impairment—or rule it out—as early as possible, but for some individuals the results are inconclusive. “In
Now that we have learned the fundamental principles underlying positive thinking and the personality traits that promote it, let’s look at some of the practical tools available to you that can help cultivate a positive outlook in your life.
Your physical state mimics your mental state. When you are happy and
As mentioned in Chapter 2, an estimated 40 percent of our ability to maintain happiness, well-being, and optimism is influenced by engaging in activities and training skills that promote happiness.
While we all possess differing levels of ability with regard to these activities and skills, we can get better at them.
Ever wonder why some people are naturally cheerful and optimistic while others seem to see nothing but the negative? In this chapter, we will explore some of the natural human tendencies that pull us in the direction of positivity and negativity. We’ll also look at some of the cultural differences
Who doesn’t want to be happy? Being happy and having a sense of well-being are desirable in and of themselves, of course, but the field of positive psychology is showing us that there is more to it than that. The happiest, most positive people also tend to be among the
Less Deep Sleep May Predict Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease in Older Adults
Poor sleep is a common sign of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). People with the condition often wake up tired and not refreshed. In a recent study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers found a connection between AD and sleep problems.