Friday, September 28, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: badhealth, insomnia, lack of sleep, mind body science, sleep, sleep disorders, sleep problems, tips for better sleep (Natural News) Lack of sleep not only makes you grumpy in the morning, it can also affect your health in the long run. Getting good quality sleep is important for the body to function well. Listed below are several ways lack of sleep affects overall health. (h/t to HoustonMethodist.org.) Lack of sleep harms the heart – People who constantly lack sleep are more likely to get heart disease, regardless of their age, weight, whether they smoke, or their levels of physical activity. Moreover, people who sleep less than six hours each night are twice as likely to experience a stroke or heart attack compared to people who sleep for six hours or more, according to a study. Lack of sleep causes memory and brain problems – People who get enough sleep regularly are more likely to keep their … [Read more...] about How lack of sleep affects every part of your body
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A good night’s sleep is the key to having the energy we need to conquer the day, and yet, more than 30 percent of us don’t get the seven hours of shut-eye we need per night just to stay healthy, according to the CDC. Big deal, or no? Well, if you care about getting the most out of your workouts (and life in general), your sleep is a pretty big deal. Skimp on sleep and your workouts (not to mention, your gains from the exertion) will suffer. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below No Rest? You Won't Be Your Best. “People believe that, ‘Well if I don’t sleep I’m kind of a mess, but I can go for days on end and I’m fine,’” says Dr. W. Chris Winter, M.D., sleep specialist and author of The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep is Broken and How to Fix It. Winter explains that you may feel okay, and even have the energy you need to get through your day, but the research is clear that when it comes to exercise performance, you’re … [Read more...] about Struggling with Your Workouts? Try Getting Better Sleep.
Updated 3:51 am PDT, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 A protester waves a trade union flag during a protest to highlight the problems faced by Indian farmers, workers and agricultural laborers, at Jantar Mantar, an area near the Indian parliament where citizens from across the country assemble for protests, in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Thousands of farmers, workers and agricultural laborers march through New Delhi streets demanding better wages, more jobs, better prices for farm produce and an end to privatization of state-run companies. Agriculture employs more than half of India's 1.3 billion people, but its shrinking earnings means it now only adds 15 percent to India's economy. less A protester waves a trade union flag during a protest to highlight the problems faced by Indian farmers, workers and agricultural laborers, at Jantar Mantar, an area near the Indian parliament where citizens ... more … [Read more...] about Indian farmers march to seek better prices for produce
Sleep experts say we should get seven to nine hours each night. But as many as one-third of Americans sleep for less than six hours regularly. Athletes, in particular, require sufficient sleep — not only to recover between games or workout but to improve their overall performance, as well. Whether you’re an athlete or not, here’s how you can start getting better sleep tonight. 1. Choose a quality mattress. A good night’s rest starts with the mattress you sleep on, so if you’re not sleeping well, changing your mattress could make a world of difference. Most of us know that we should replace a mattress at least every 10 years. But how do you choose the right one? For starters, a mattress should provide firm but comfortable support to keep your spine in alignment while sleeping on your side or on your back. When you lie down, your mattress should give you a sense of floating, not sinking. Memory foam mattresses are a great choice because they conform to your … [Read more...] about 4 Tips to Sleep Better
TRENTON, N.J. — Millions of people struggle to get enough sleep — and to stay alert the next day. Lots of apps, fitness trackers, smartwatches and even mattress motion sensors claim they can diagnose or treat sleep problems. But sleep disorder doctors say there's little evidence consumer gadgets actually improve sleep. "The technology can help describe the problem," such as waking repeatedly or too early, said Dr. Douglas Kirsch, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "It does not tell you what the cause is" or how to fix it. Experts say such products have some value: They make people focus on and try to improve their sleep. AMERICA'S SLEEP PROBLEM According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one-third of adults and two-thirds of high school students report regularly getting less than the recommended amount of nightly sleep — seven hours for adults and eight to 10 hours for teens. "The average person in America does not spend … [Read more...] about For better sleep, doctors suggest low-tech, cheap solutions