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Sleep and Alzheimer's This article highlights just how important sleep is for our health. Losing sleep can really impact our health in many ways. This is one of those ways. "If you think that a bad night's sleep is harmless, think again. New research suggests that a single night of sleep deprivation can increase levels of a protein involved in Alzheimer's disease."
Sleep is a Super Power! It may sound extreme but getting a greats night sleep heals you faster and keeps you healthier. While you're sleeping your body releases hormones that are responsible for the growth of tissue. Your cuts, sore muscles, and various injuries do most of their healing while you're asleep!
We Enjoyed this One! This article is about how the lack of sleep is actually very similar to being drunk. The effects of sleep deprivation on your mind, body, and safety are very serious. "We discovered that starving the body of sleep also robs neurons of the ability to function properly. This paves the way for cognitive lapses in how we perceive and react to the world around
Tips for Your Routine Winding down You need to have a period of relaxing before bed. During this time you should avoid screens and things that stimulate your body and mind. Try things such as reading a book, having a cup of calming tea, taking a warm bath, gentle yoga, or meditation. Explore and find the best relaxing thing for you to do. Try journaling If you are stressed try writing out the problem or making lists. Once you have
Talking in Your Sleep Sleep talking is not dangerous and shouldn't be a huge concern if you or someone you know does it. Sleep talking can cause some awkward situations or become annoying to your bed partner, but the talker is not usually aware of the incident. It can range from full conversation to mumbling and can be triggered by someone talking to the sleeper, or it can be completely spontaneous. Treatment Treatment is usually not needed at all. However, if you want
Article of the Week Have you ever fallen asleep while driving? Have you ever driven while drinking or drunk? You may actually be surprised that while driving drunk is a huge no for most everyone and almost everyone knows that it is not only illegal but incredibly dangerous, driving tired can be just as dangerous. Read more here.
Parasomnia Do you have any abnormal things happening while you're asleep such as sleepwalking, sleep terrors, sleep eating disorders, sleep paralysis, nightmares, bedwetting, or sleep talking? The crazy part of having a parasomnia is that you may actually not even know these things are happening. These episodes can be mild and cause little problems or they can become dangerous such as REM Sleep Behavior Disorder.
Guided Meditation To prepare for guided meditation, turn off all of your electronics. You will, of course, need one to listen to your meditation guide, but there's no need to watch this, listening will work perfectly. For this technique, start your guide video or audio, turn off the screen so it is dark and lay in your bed. Relax and stretch out and take three deep breaths. It's okay if your mind wonders during your meditation but try to bring it back into focus and concentrate on your breaths