When you haven't slept you simply do not feel quite right. Your energy levels are depleted and you feel like you are running on a low-grade fuel. Your body feels sluggish and your mind is equally not as sharp as you would like it to be. Read..
There's nothing worse that knowing that you are tired and yet not being able to sleep. It's more than just frustrating. It is debilitating, especially the following day when you are just not up to doing all the things that you need to do. Neither your body nor your mind are up to par. Read..
Sleeping disorder may seem to be a mild problem, but it is one of the problems, which may lead to severe health issues. Problems like loss of concentration, irritation, depression, frequent illness, and accidents may arise due to poor sleeping habits. Read..
Sleep aids are designed to be used as a short term solution to temporary insomnia. If the condition is of long term duration, a medical condition can be the underlying cause. This group of drugs actually falls under the class of drugs known as sedative/hypnotics which slow down the nervous system. There are a number of drugs used for the treatment of insomnia including antihistamines, benzodiazepines and herbal remedies. The main ingredient in over - the-counter sleep aids is an antihistamine. Often over-the-counter sleep aids will have both an antihistamine and a pain reliever such as acetaminophen and like prescription sleep aids, over-the-counter sleep aids should only be taken as a short term solution. Read..
Obstructive sleep apnea(OSA) and obesity hypoventilation syndrome(OHS) are two important and dangerous disorders, occur in most peaceful portion of human life-sleep. This occurs due to partial narrowing of the upper airways during the sleep resulting decreased air entry into the lungs giving rise to further physio-pathological concequences.The most common provocating factors for these sleep related disorders(usually called as sleep-related-breathing-disorders"SRBD") is obesity and overweight and its grave concequences are translated as ischemic heart disease,stroke,diabetes melitus,psychiatric manifestations like anxiety,depression,cognitive impairment and memory dysfunctions.It is estimated that around 10 to 25 % of populations are affected by SRBD worldwide. Future risk may be increased upto 2 to 3 folds due to further changes of life style as the world advances towards more modernity Read..
When do you get your best ideas? When you're up tight, faced with a deadline and under a lot of pressure? A poll conducted by the East of England Development Agency revealed that most creativity, most new ideas, come to workers, not in the workplace, but in a more relaxing environment. Read..
A health treatment that is not classified as standard western medical practice is referred to as "alternative." Alternative therapy encompasses a variety of disciplines that include everything from diet and exercise to mental conditioning and lifestyle changes. Read..
Past research conducted in the field of childhood epilepsy has clearly shown a link between behavioral problems and epilepsy. Read..
In the middle of every night, do you suddenly wake up choking and gasping for air? It can not be due to a nightmare every night. Read..
More than 1,500 people die every year in fatigue-related crashes. Those with untreated sleep problems are at increased risk for these crashes.
Source: National Sleep Foundation Read..