5 Physical Manifestations Of Anxiety Disorders

Many have experienced difficulty in trying to differentiate an anxiety disorder from general worrying habits. The American Psychiatric Association states an anxiety disorder involves “excessive fear or anxiety,” referring to “anticipation of a future concern and is more associated with muscle tension and avoidance behavior.” The disorder is categorized into various types including Generalized Anxiety Disorder,… Read more

Why are we so sleep deprived, and why does it matter?

By Michael S. Jaffee, Vice chair, Department of Neurology, University of Florida. As many as 70 million Americans may not be getting enough sleep. Men get fewer hours of sleep than women. Akos Nagy/Shutterstock.com As we prepare to “spring forward” for daylight saving time on March 11, many of us dread the loss of the hour’s… Read more

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Do You Practice Good Sleep Hygiene? (Video)

Sleep. Your body needs it every day. Too little sleep may affect your body’s immune system. Too much sleep may result in poor quality of sleep. But what about sleep hygiene? Dr. Lois Krahn is a Mayo Clinic sleep medicine specialist. She says it starts with developing good habits. After your nightly rituals of washing your… Read more

Do You Have Sleep Apnea

The Most Common Treatment For Obstructive Sleep Apnea An accumulation of key sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea is mixed sleep apnea. Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, and not everyone who has sleep apnea noises. Central sleep apnea can happen with obstructive sleep apnea or only. It may be hard to set them, since… Read more

These innovative earbuds are designed to help you sleep

Shut out the noise and listen to your favorite lullaby. ATECH Sleeping Buds Unlike regular earphones, the ATECH buds are made from soft silicone. This flexible material adapts to the shape of your ear, providing a secure yet comfy hold while you sleep. Stack Commerce While some people can sleep standing up, many of us can… Read more

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics. Ouch Your sleep position could be hurting you. Wavebreakmedia via Depositphotos American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how… Read more

Sleep cycle troubles may be early sign of Alzheimer’s disease

Photo courtesy of wordpress.com A fitful night’s sleep and a habit of daytime catnapping may be an early-warning sign of Alzheimer’s dementia, according to new research conducted in humans and mice. Restless nights and sleepy days are a common pattern in patients with full-blown Alzheimer’s. Those disrupted circadian rhythms are a symptom that can upend the… Read more

Staying Up All Night Affects Women More Than Men

Getting too little sleep not only makes you feel miserable, it could also impact your memory. But depending on whether you’re male or female, sleep deprivation can affect you differently, according to a new study. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden recruited 24 young adults—an equal mix of males and females—in order to examine the effects… Read more

Why I sleep on my left side

This position stops acid reflux, helps your body filter toxins more efficiently and is easier on your whole lymphatic system. Sleep is crucially important. If you want to be physically, mentally and psychologically balanced, you need it. Sleep deprivation can really take its toll on you. I listened to a talk last year in Sydney by… Read more

A fish that barely sleeps could help turn humans into all-night party animals

The Mexican cavefish have no eyes, little pigment, and require about two hours of sleep per night to survive. The fish species Astyanax mexicanus exists in two populations. The cavefish, top, evolved to have no eyes and little to no pigment. The surface dwelling fish, below the cavefish, have eyes and more pigment. Alex Keene/Florida Atlantic… Read more

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