Forgotten dreams: REM sleep helps prevent information overload, explain scientists

Dreams are quickly forgotten the moment people wake up. This is likely due to a group of neurons that gets activated during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase of mammalian slumber when most dreams are made. A recent study published in the journal Science examined the neurons that produce appetite and sleep hormones in mice. Japanese and American … Continue reading Forgotten dreams: REM sleep helps prevent information overload, explain scientists

The “root” of your problems: How valerian root can help with anxiety and sleep

There’s a good reason why valerian root is often called “nature’s Valium” — Research shows that valerian root can reduce anxiety and help a person sleep better. Valerian root is an herb that comes from the root of the flowering plant Valerian, belonging to the Valerianaceae family and native to Europe and Asia. While the flowers have a nice scent, the root has a … Continue reading The “root” of your problems: How valerian root can help with anxiety and sleep

Reduce your colorectal cancer risk by up to 39% with 60 minutes of daily physical exercise

A recent study in the British Journal of Cancer revealed that people with at least 60 minutes of physical activity from adolescence could potentially reduce their risk for colorectal cancer by more than a third. The report, led by researchers from the University of Sao Paolo, is the first to analyze the direct link between physical activity during adolescence and … Continue reading Reduce your colorectal cancer risk by up to 39% with 60 minutes of daily physical exercise

Patients with insomnia can benefit more from cognitive behavior therapy than from medication, study shows

Chronic insomnia is a common condition that affects about 10 to 15 percent of adults in Great Britain. While medication is often prescribed to help those with insomnia sleep better at night, a study has found that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a more effective treatment for the condition.The study findings were published in the British Journal of … Continue reading Patients with insomnia can benefit more from cognitive behavior therapy than from medication, study shows

Coffee versus matcha: Which gives you better sleep? (Yes, sleep)

Coffee and green tea are popular beverages, especially among those who need a pick-me-up to start their day. However, according to an expert, drinking green tea is ideal if you want to sleep better at night. Caffeine is a stimulant and consuming too many caffeinated drinks can affect your sleep quality. But if you’re a hardcore coffee … Continue reading Coffee versus matcha: Which gives you better sleep? (Yes, sleep)

Experts: A balanced, optimal immune system is key to avoiding coronavirus

With COVID-19 still ravaging the entire world, medical experts have emphasized the importance of not just social distancing and proper hygiene, but also of a healthy, balanced immune system. The latter is especially important, according to Rafael Máñez, head of the intensive care unit at Bellvitge University Hospital, near Barcelona, Spain, because of COVID-19’s “severe” phase, which happens … Continue reading Experts: A balanced, optimal immune system is key to avoiding coronavirus

Could Poor Sleep and Histone Modification Degrade Your Memory?

Impaired sleep is a common issue that plagues many people. Not getting enough rest can lead to moodiness, cognitive decline, increased anxiety, and difficulty concentrating or remembering things. It’s estimated that 50-70 million adults in the US have sleep or wakefulness disorder, according to the CDC. But, for something so crucial to our lives, sleep is … Continue reading Could Poor Sleep and Histone Modification Degrade Your Memory?

How to Transform Your Tub Into a Healing Hot Spring

Source: How to Transform Your Tub Into a Healing Hot Spring by Dr. Edward Group Since antiquity, cultures around the world have sought out the healing power of baths. Ancient Greeks were among the first to harness the power of water to boost physical and mental health. They bathed in sulfurous hot springs to relieve muscle … Continue reading How to Transform Your Tub Into a Healing Hot Spring

One Night Without Sleep Could Trigger Epigenetic Changes and Weight Gain

Even just one night of sleep loss could lead to epigenetic changes that tweak our metabolism and regulation of gene expression, a new study suggests. Researchers at Uppsala University found that one night without sleep was linked to alteration of the human epigenome, weight gain, and the loss of lean muscle mass. Previous research has shown that skipping sleep … Continue reading One Night Without Sleep Could Trigger Epigenetic Changes and Weight Gain

A Simple 5-Step Bedtime Routine That Really Works

Source: A Simple 5-Step Bedtime Routine That Really Works by Dr. Edward Group We’ve all been there. You crawl into bed, drowsy and ready to drift into dreamland. But just as you start to doze off, you remember that you forgot to respond to an email. You open your eyes and reach for your phone. An … Continue reading A Simple 5-Step Bedtime Routine That Really Works