The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Irregular Work Schedule

Do you ever feel like your inconsistent work schedule has robbed you of precious sleep?  The seemingly never-ending cycle of shifting work hours and an irregular sleep schedule takes a real toll on your physical and mental health.  With an erratic work schedule, it can be hard to find the time (and desire) for proper

Tips for Better Sleep on Daylight Savings Time

Image.1 – Better Sleep on Daylight Savings Time Have you ever wondered why at some point in the year, the clocks change, moving forward or backward? Perhaps you even question why clocks have to be this complicated. Well, this is what we call Daylight Savings Time. For most people, it’s a bit stressful. Adjusting your

How to Sleep In Hot Weather (Or When You Feel Overheated)

A hot, humid night can make it difficult to sleep. Hot flashes also create havoc with sleep. And if you have obstructive sleep apnoea, the pauses in breathing that occur every night can further disrupt sleep once you’ve managed to drift off. You can take several steps to cool down in the evening and stay

Do You Have Morning Headaches?

Morning headaches have many causes, including a bad night’s sleep, hangover, chronic pain, or stress. Early morning headaches can also be a sign of migraines, cluster, and tension headaches.  A lesser-known cause of morning headaches is obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a medical condition that affects breathing during sleep. OSA is the most common form of

Having Sleep Apnoea Could Make Lung Cancer More Deadly, Study Finds

Sleep apnoea is a condition in which the tissues in the throat relax and narrow during sleep interrupting the normal breathing process.  New research indicates that sleep apnoea may cause the faster growth of lung cancer tumors. Key takeaways: ·         Lung cancer proves to be more deadly in adults who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea.

Snoring Can Be a Sign of More Serious Health Problems

Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues at the back of the mouth. Snoring is not simply an annoyance; it could be a sign of more serious health problems. Key takeaways: · Snoring can be an early sign of more serious conditions such as sleep apnoea. · Sleep apnoea is a common problem

Exactly How Much More You Eat When You’re Sleep Deprived

Sleep deprivation is not a good thing for your health, even leading to weight gain. The lack of sleep leads people into eating much more food. Key takeaways: ·         40 percent of people usually get less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep per night. ·         A bad night of sleep causes you

Waking Up About Sleep: A Public Health Need, Overlooked

As parents set up a daily schedule of activities for their children, sleep is often forgotten. It’s important to find time for academics and play, but not at expense of sufficient quality and quantity of sleep. Key takeaways: ·         Pediatrics experts recommend later start times for middle and high school students to allow them to

Why Can’t I Stay Asleep?

Have you woken up in the night with lots of hours ahead before morning? It’s a form of insomnia, and here’s what you can do about it. Key takeaways: ·         Cut fluid intake in the evening to avoid frequent awakening to use the bathroom. ·         Avoid eating dinner too late in the evening, to avoid

7 Foods That Help You Sleep

You can try changing your diet in the hope of getting some much-needed sleep. There are foods that promote sleep. Key takeaways: ·        Cherries are good for your sleep since they contain melatonin that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. ·        Bananas contain high amounts of magnesium and potassium that help the muscles to relax.