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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.

6 Sleep Hacks That Help You Lose Weight

Weight loss is most effective with lifestyle changes involving sleep, exercise and diet. Key takeaways: ·        Lack of sufficient sleep increases release of ghrelin, the hunger-inducing hormone, leading to unhealthy choices and consuming more calories.

Study: Sleep Better with Fiber

Sleep deprivation has far-reaching health effects. It’s frustrating, as many of us experience a bad night of sleep for no good reason. Key takeaways: ·  Research carried out at Columbia University reveals that diet may play a role in promoting or affecting your sleep. ·  People who eat more saturated fat and less fiber took

Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn and Control Emotions at School

Your average teen will struggle to wake up in the morning to go to school. It takes them a long time to wake up and will find it hard to concentrate in school. Key takeaways: ·  A study was designed to understand the relationship between the amount of sleep, daytime sleepiness, and self regulation which

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Helps You Sleep

If you are looking for a night-time snack, you may steer clear of the sugary drinks and sweets. The sugar containing food substances will leave you sleep deprived. Peanut butter is a much better choice. Key takeaways: · Michael Rousell, PhD, a nutrition advisor, recommends that you prepare a peanut butter protein shak. · Peanut

Undiagnosed Sleep Apnoea Might Be Why You’re Drowsy All Day

Sleep apnoea is one of the most common sleep disorders. Lack of awareness on symptoms has meant sleep apnoea is undiagnosed in many people. Key takeaways: ·         Sleep apnoea does not only affect the older overweight individuals, it affects all manner of people male and female, young and old.

If I Yawn, Does That Mean I Am Tired?

Yawning is a common occurrence and a typical symptom of fatigue. However yawning could also point to a serious health problem. Key takeaways: ·         Yawning is contagious and there will be involuntary imitations once you see someone else yawn. ·         Yawning flexes the walls of the sinus cavity and helps to regulate brain temperature.

Stress + Worry = A Bad Night’s Sleep + Health Problems

Stress has far-reaching health effects. Heightened heart rate and a racing mind are bad combination for your health. Key takeaways: ·         A study has found a direct link between anxiety and the rhythm of sleep. The brain gets too aroused and stimulated to sleep.