Sleep Health

  • Sleep Versus Exercise | Health Blog
    12/6/2018
    For many, physical activity is squeezed in either first thing in the morning or later at night. However, new research shows that it may cost us important slumber time.
  • Lack of Sleep and Loneliness | Health Blog
    8/28/2018
    If you’ve ever dealt with bouts of insomnia, then you know how badly it can affect you. But did you know that a lack of sleep can also affect you socially?  Find out more...
  • Amount of Sleep Needed | Sleep Health Blog
    6/12/2018
    If you love getting the chance to snooze for an extra few hours now and then on a Saturday, you’ll be thrilled to find out that new research suggests it might potentially increase your longevity.
  • National Stress Awareness Month | Natural Health Blog
    3/20/2018
    All of us experience stress on a daily basis every single month of the year. But out of all those months, April has been appointed National Stress Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to explore all the ways we can combat the stress in our lives.
  • Better Sleep with To-Do Lists | Natural Sleep Blog
    1/27/2018
    New research suggests that there’s a surprisingly simple solution that might improve your slumber every night.
  • Nature Best Stress Reducer | Forest Bathing
    12/22/2017
    Time spent in nature makes our troubles feel less troubling, and in fact, studies show that immersion in nature has real power to heal both body and mind.
  • 12/8/2017
    Sleep apnea is a serious condition that may put you at risk for many health issues...now including Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Sleeping with Your Dog & Health | Sleep Health Blog
    9/23/2017
    Are you putting your sleep quality at risk? According to new research, that may depend on exactly where your furry friend is doing that snoozing.
  • 8/17/2017
    New research suggests getting too little sleep is also associated with gaining unhealthy weight.
  • Lack Of Sleep Increases Inflammation | Natural Health Blog
    7/20/2017
    You didn't get enough sleep, and then you fight with your spouse. It happens, but did you know this could be a deadly combination to your health? Learn why you should never argue when sleep deprived...
  • Netflix or Amazon Binge-Watching Addiction | Mental Health Blog
    4/29/2017
    Ever binge-watched on Netflix or Amazon Prime? Take heart: it's quite common. Unfortunately, it might be just as detrimental to health.
  • Improve Your Sleep with Time Outdoors | Natural Health Blog
    2/16/2017
    A new study found that being outdoors in natural light appears to affect our internal clocks and regulate the hormones that help us sleep more soundly.
  • 8 Ways To Avoid Colds & Flu | Natural Health Blog
    1/3/2017
    We have 8 tried-and-true methods of avoiding colds! Read on for some natural ways to prevent a cold or flu virus from getting the best of you.
  • Dangers of Sleepy Driving | Natural Health Blog
    12/26/2016
    Our risk of being involved in a car crash is almost double when we miss as little as one hour of sleep at night.
  • 5 Signs of Internet Addiction Disorder | Natural Health Blog
    10/18/2016
    Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) has finally reached the status of a mental health disorder. Now the problem is acknowledged, and the growing prevalence is causing some alarm.
  • Taking Too Many Prescription Drugs | Natural Health Newsletter
    10/1/2016
    The odds of your doctors understanding that your infirmity could result from the drugs they've prescribed might not be good.
  • Health Benefits of Reading | Natural Health Blog
    8/11/2016
    According to new research, spending time immersed in a good book every day may be associated with living a longer life.
  • High Fat Diets Cause Daytime Sleepiness | Natural Health Blog
    5/21/2016
    Men with high-fat diets tend to have more of a problem with daytime sleepiness.
  • Best Sleeping Positions For Health | Sleep Health Blog
    12/8/2015
    While most spinal health experts suggest that we should sleep on our backs, a recent study out of Stony Brook University in New York found a significant advantage to side sleeping.
  • Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Kidney Disease | Health Blog
    11/21/2015
    Women who do not get an adequate amount of nightly sleep may be at higher risk for a decline in kidney function over time.
  • Late Bedtimes and Weight Gain in Teens | Weight Loss Blog
    10/24/2015
    Late night bedtimes rather than fewer hours of sleep per night may be a major factor in unhealthy weight gain in teenagers.
  • Health Benefits of Work Naps | Natural Health Blog
    7/16/2015
    There may be advantages to taking a midday siesta at the office including enhanced problem-solving skills and improvements in efficiency and attitude.
  • Amount of Sleep Needed | Health Blog
    3/10/2015
    People who typically sleep for longer than eight hours each night may have an elevated stroke risk compared to those who generally get less sleep.
  • Sleep Apnea Affects Cardiovascular Fitness
    12/18/2014
    Individuals who have sleep apnea appear to suffer from decreased aerobic fitness levels compared to those without the condition.
  • 10/18/2014
    People in the bustling metropolis of New York go to bed later than anywhere else in the nation.
  • Health Benefits of Lucid Dreaming
    9/20/2014
    Staying fully conscious while dreaming, otherwise known as "lucid dreaming," is actually a more common experience than popular wisdom would have us believe.
  • How to Reduce Jet Lag | Health Blog
    9/13/2014
    According to research, the worst impacts of jet lag may be avoided or at least ameliorated by a series of smart strategies and new products.
  • Aging Affects on Sleep -- Anti-Aging Health Blog
    9/6/2014
    New research tells us that reduced sleep among the elderly is not the function of better-quality snoozing, but rather, the result of losing brain cells.[
  • 7/10/2014
    Our driving abilities may be profoundly affected by personal chronotype, and the people most impacted are evening types who attempt to operate a car in the morning.
  • 6/5/2014
    According to a recent study, which took place at the pulmonary sleep lab at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York, sleep apnea appears to be linked to a loss of hearing.
  • 2/13/2014
    A recent study found that mice that were deprived of consistent sleep suffered harm to the immune system that accelerated the progression of existing tumors.
  • Smart Bed Stops Snoring | Natural Health Blog
    1/18/2014
    Snoring can trigger health problems in those who sleep with a snoring partner, and also, the person who snores incurs serious health risks.
  • How the Internal Clock Affects Children's Health | Natural Health Blog
    1/4/2014
    Children's individual melatonin levels are what dictate when they are truly ready to fall asleep, and an arbitrary bedtime set by parents merely fights against this fact.
  • 11/16/2013
    A recent study has found that hospital patients exposed to the lowest levels of light during the day reported more pain and increased depression, as well as elevated stress and anxiety, compared to patients in more brightly lit rooms.
  • 9/16/2013
    One of the prime actions of DMAE is that it flushes accumulated lipofuscin from your body – from the neurons in your brain, from your skin, and all other organs.
  • Stress and Anxiety Linked to Sexomnia
    8/15/2013
    Sexsomnia, otherwise known as "sleep sex," is a real condition that can cause sufferers to do unwanted, dangerous, or even illegal sexual things after they go to sleep.
  • 7/25/2013
    Take a closer look at caffeine benefits and risks and the effects it has on overall health, as well as sleep.
  • RLS: Men's Health Issues
    6/29/2013
    In a recent study, male RLS patients were determined to have a fatality rate that was a whopping 92 percent higher than men without RLS
  • Working Next to A Window
    6/20/2013
    People who work near a window in an office sleep for a longer period at night, sleep more soundly, and are more energetic and active,
  • Sleep health - stress and anxiety
    6/4/2013
    Recent research has found that getting a little weekend sleeping boost can lower the risk of car crashes in drivers under the age of 25.
  • Sleeping disorder
    3/19/2013
    Insomnia has been linked to a number of health issues, the latest of which is the potential development of heart failure, according to a new study.
  • All-Nighter Doesn't Make the Grade
    12/4/2012
    It is practically a right of passage for college students to stay up all night cramming for a big exam or final. But the truth of the matter is, if you truly want to get good grades, you are probably better off closing the books early and getting a solid night's sleep before the test.
  • hypersomnia research and treatment
    12/1/2012
    Many people are affected by chronic sleepiness and until now, nothing has been particularly helpful. New drug research has concluded that flumazenil has helped patients who suffer from chronic sleepiness.
  • 9/23/2012
    A new study from Denmark has found that high amounts of traffic noise exposure can have adverse effects on cardiovascular health. For every 10 decibels of traffic noise, heart attack risk goes up by 12 percent. And the noise doesn't need to be loud or even particularly close to create the negative impact.
  • 8/2/2012
    According to researchers at the Ohio State Medical Center, it's not a good thing to have light exposure when you're sleeping. Not any at all. That's because exposure to light at night triggers depression.
  • 7/31/2012
    By definition, sleep is a physical resting state in which most external stimuli are blocked from the senses. It is characterized by a general decrease in body temperature, blood pressure, breathing rate, and a number of other bodily functions.  Unfortunately, on average, we now sleep 2-3 hours less a night than we did 100 years ago. An exhausting thought!  In 1910, the average sleep time was between 8-9 hours a night -- which brings up the question: how much sleep do we actually need for optimum health? For most people, about 7 hours a day -- and we're just not getting it.
  • 6/28/2012
    In addition to being out of synch with most of humanity, night workers have higher rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, fractures, insomnia, obesity, gastrointestinal problems, ulcers, depression, and other conditions. Studies consistently affirm the link between working all night and developing cancer, particularly breast cancer.
  • 5/10/2012
    According to recent research, night-shift workers, especially those in the transportation, warehouse, and health care industries, are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis and are impacting the safety of everyone around them.
  • 3/10/2012
    According to a new study, if you use sleeping pills regularly, you have a five times greater risk of dying than if you don't. Even taking just one pill a year, ups the risk of death by a startling 3.5 times.
  • 2/7/2012
    According to the 2011 Sleep in America poll taken by the National Sleep Foundation, most of us are not getting a good night's sleep on most nights…and one of the main reasons why, it turns out, is that we are staring at a screen before bed.
  • 12/2/2011
    Shelley Adler, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, trained in medical anthropology research, has written a book called Sleep Paralysis: Nightmares, Nocebos, and the Mind-Body Connection.1  She makes a strong case for the incredible power of our mind and beliefs…and how they can even lead to death.
  • 2/26/2011
    There are no magic bullets that will improve the health of the overweight or cause them to shed pounds without a little work on their part.  But new studies out of the University of Chicago suggest that it might be possible to sleep your way to weight loss -- or at least part way.  Understand more about getting sufficient sleep and natural weight control with Jon Barron's health blog!
  • 4/9/2010
    Are you able to get a good night's sleep on a regular basis? The National Sleep Foundation conducted a survey asking 1,000 whites, African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics between the ages of 25 and 60 about their sleep and bedtime routines. Results showed that while all groups report that they don't get enough sleep, there were interesting differences among ethnicities. Find out what techniques benefit sleep and what issues have been found to stifle sleeping habits.
  • 6/6/2009
    New research indicates that in fact, people over the age of 60 naturally sleep less than younger folks do.
  • Dangers of Lack Of Sleep | Health Blog
    5/24/2008
    Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a new study has identified several areas of the brain that frequently faltered, literally shut down for a few seconds at a time, in sleepy subjects, but not in those who had enough rest.
  • 12/3/2007
    Recent research has discovered that lack of sleep can more than double your risk of death from cardiovascular disease. It also shows that people who sleep 8 hours or more are also more than twice as likely to die, but from non-cardiovascular diseases. Both too little and too much sleep are unhealthy.
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