Sleep is a function that our bodies heavily depend on to maintain overall wellness. From regulating blood sugar, repairing cells, clearing out waste in the brain, building muscle, balancing hormone levels, and more, sleep is vital to our health. Many studies highlight the importance of getting 7-9 hours of sleep, and of maintaining the regularity… Continue reading Sleep Quality and Regularity Are Critical Factors in Maintaining Cardiac Health
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People Who Sleep 5 Hours or Less Are More Likely to Have Health Issues Later in Life
Sleep is an essential function to our health. During the time that we sleep, our body does not just recharge. Nerve cells reorganize and reestablish communication. The entire body repairs, even the brain restores information and removes waste. Quality sleep helps manage blood pressure, can improve symptoms of depression, and also helps weight loss. These… Continue reading People Who Sleep 5 Hours or Less Are More Likely to Have Health Issues Later in Life
Nap the Pain Away?
We all have all experienced the day after a particularly late night when we just couldn’t put down a book, turn off the TV, had to work into the wee hours, tended to a love one, and felt so tired we wished for the opportunity to take a quick nap. But it’s not the same… Continue reading Nap the Pain Away?
Sleeping In Complete Darkness Aids Weight Loss
Do you like to fall asleep to the TV? With the lights on? Apparently you're not alone, lots of other people do too. Dozing off to late-night TV or sleeping with other lights on may mix up your metabolism and lead to weight gain and even obesity, newly reported U.S. research suggests. The National Institute… Continue reading Sleeping In Complete Darkness Aids Weight Loss
Too Much Sleep Can Be Unhealthy
I've shared how too little sleep causes a variety of medical issues. It's logical to think that lots more sleep may sound like the answer. Or better yet, if you can't sleep enough during the week, get 10-12 hours on weekends. But it's been shown that sleeping in excess of 9 hours per night can… Continue reading Too Much Sleep Can Be Unhealthy