Poor and insufficient sleep is associated with a range of cardiovascular problems, including high blood pressure, heart attack, and heart failure. A new study suggests that for women who already have heart disease, poor sleep may be particularly dangerous to their heart health.
More often than not, sleep tips oversimplify, overgeneralize and perhaps most importantly, overlook the deeper truths about sleep. As the term "tip" implies, sleep tips do not address the roots of our sleep concerns.
Far too often, we see sleep as an enemy, robbing us of time that could be spent getting things done. Truth is, getting a decent night's sleep not only makes you more productive -- for women, it can be a step toward a longer, healthier life.
By following these five steps, you can improve your sleep hygiene. This will make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep, cutting down the number of hours you lay in bed frustrated about sleep difficulties.
There is so much more that you can control when it comes to getting enough sleep. Know how to access your Off button, and instead of staring at the ceiling feeling guilty, you'll sleep like a baby and wake up rested to start the day right!
Doctors and therapists often encourage people to decrease stress and "stop and smell the roses," but how can you accomplish this when your day-to-day life is hectic and overwhelming? Here are a few simple lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce stress and improve your quality of life.
Dr. Vatsal Thakkar, who is also a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center, makes a powerful argument for the need to consider sleep problems as a possible cause when evaluating patients for ADHD.
The reality is we're often to blame for our own sleep deprivation -- clinging to bad habits and buying into the sleep myths that keep us perpetually tired. So, let's end this vicious cycle of misinformation and begin to feel better -- by revealing the truth behind common sleep myths.
There's nothing quite as refreshing as a great night's sleep to help us recover from our day and restore our energy. When children have trouble sleeping, it impacts not only their sleep (and mood), but their weary parents'.