Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner in the US presidential race, could benefit from pieces of advice from Arianna Huffington’s book, The Sleep Revolution. The book shed light on the sleep epidemic caused by sleep deprivation. Trump has been quoted saying that he sleeps for 3 to 4 hours every day. It could be the cause
A survey of approximately 5000 police officers in the US and Canada has indicated that the law enforcers do not get sufficient sleep and suffer from sleep problems. Sleep deprivation was found to affect their health and their performance at performance.
Health enthusiasts can benefit from including barley in their day to day diet. A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has indicated that adding barley in your diet will reduce the risk of diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels.
A study published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that forty percent of police officers in Canada and the US had symptoms of sleep apnoea or insomnia. These police officers were often burned out and more likely to have depression or an anxiety disorder.
The study was aimed at investigating the habit of co-sleeping with pets and the use of service animals and emotional support animals as treatment aids for various sleep disorders. Pets and service animals are absolutely important in non-pharmacological treatment of sleep disorders. Pets are trained to ensure PAP adherence and to prevent sleep walking. Read
Research has over the years identified the part of the brain that is responsible for the control of the 24 hours regulation of the sleep and wake cycles also called circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is important for important body functions such as metabolism, blood pressure and hormone production.
People who work at night or rotating shifts are at the risk of suffering from sleep disorders. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that workers working shift and were sleep deprived had problems with memory and ability to focus. Further shift workers have a greater risk for insulin resistance,
With the findings that a large number of Americans do not get sufficient sleep, the National Geographic sought to explore the science of sleep and the risks of insufficient sleep. Part of the findings was that getting less than six hours of sleep a night leads to impairment of cognitive ability. Read more here: http://www.mindful.org/news/americans-dont-get-enough-sleep
There has been a notable shift seen in the rise of the ePatient movement. The ePatient movement has been about patients who have used social media networks and mobile technologies to share their stories, to search and explore health matters, and to dialogue with their doctors. The purpose of all these actions was to engage