Do you ever have wild visions or dreams that are extremely vivid and seem like real life just as you’re falling asleep? You may be experiencing hypnagogic hallucinations, a condition often associated with narcolepsy. In fact, hypnagogic hallucinations are among the four most common narcolepsy symptoms, along with sleep paralysis,
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It’s human nature to want instant results, particularly when it comes to medical issues and ailments. But fatigue is a complex issue with a multitude of possible underlying causes, so it’s unrealistic to expect quick results.
Nevertheless, the following specific actions will address some of the more common underlying fatigue causes
Q: I’ve always thought post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a condition that affects veterans who have been in combat. But after surviving a terrible car accident two years ago, I’m having trouble sleeping and I’m often thinking about the dangers of being on the highway. Could I have PTSD?
A: You’re right that
If you snore, and you’ve tried sleeping on your side and various other “tricks” to quiet your nighttime breathing, you may want to consider a snoring mouthguard, also called a snoring mouthpiece. It’s a dental appliance that keeps the jaw pushed slightly forward while you sleep to help ensure that
Cortisol is often referred to as the “stress hormone,” because it becomes more abundant when we are faced with a stressful situation. It affects the heart rate, breathing patterns, and other aspects of the body’s “fight or flight” response. But just what is cortisol? And what does it do? Probably
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
Stress happens—whether we like it or not. While some strain is essential to our survival (it promotes the release of hormones needed to fight or run from our stressors), too much can cause a slew of nasty illnesses. Being under chronic stress boosts our risk of physical and psychological conditions,
Our 10-day plan and sample recipes can give you a jump-start on healthy eating habits that will benefit your heart and brain. Diet is only part of the equation, however: Getting plenty of physical activity, sleeping well, and keeping your stress level down are essential, too.
The scientific evidence that
It is never too late to make changes in your lifestyle that can have far-reaching health benefits. The human body can be amazingly resilient, capable of bouncing back from past damage or injury in many instances. Your body can become healthier and more fit at any stage in life if
The other night I elbowed my husband in the ribs, on purpose. As usual, he’d fallen asleep within seconds of hitting the pillow, a trait I’ve always envied. He was sleeping soundly on his back, in what he claims to be the best sleep position. Sweet, right? So why did