Whether traveling for the holidays, business, or simply a week-long getaway, jet lag can happen to the best of us when traveling across time zones.
REM sleep behavior disorder is a type of disorder that causes unpleasant dreams and abnormal behavior while sleeping. It is particularly related to REM sleep, or rapid eye movement, which is a certain phase of sleeping. REM sleep accounts for approximately 20 percent of sleep, and is usually when a person dreams.
Non-24 Hour Sleep Wake Disorder, also called non-24, is a sleep disorder that works in cycles. It occurs when you have issues with your circadian rhythm and your internal body clock becomes unbalanced.
Vitamin D is touted as one of the most important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, and for many reasons. A new study has found that lack of enough of this essential vitamin could be causing restless legs at night.
Oh, snap! We had the following important article about Drowsy Driving Prevention Awareness Week pre-written and ready to post two weeks ago, but got so busy researching and writing our green living influencers post that we completely missed publishing it. It’s so important though, we felt it was still very much worth addressing, so here it is.
Drowsy driving costs lives. It’s that simple. According to AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety and its annual traffic safety study released November 2014, drowsy driving is believed to be the cause of 6,400 fatal U.S. crashes every year.
There is one “M” word that strikes fear in the hearts of middle-aged (or those approaching middle age) women everywhere. It’s the dreaded menopause.
As one of many sleep disorders, advanced sleep phase disorder (ASPD) is one in which your internal body clock is off. It is timed earlier than what is considered normal. This means that you want to go to sleep and wake up earlier than what other people consider to be normal times.
A recent study has uncovered a significant relationship between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and sleep disturbances. According to the study, the relationship may be bidirectional with sleep disorders serving to induce gastrointestinal disturbances and GI issues or symptoms acting to worsen the problem of fragmented sleep.
Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) is a medical condition that causes you to fall asleep two or more hours later than the average person, and results in you staying asleep for longer in the morning. According to the American Sleep Association, approximately ten percent of chronic insomnia cases are a result of Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder.
Narcolepsy, the rare and long-term sleep disorder, may have a new way to be diagnosed — with the help of a unique type of blood test. The findings come from Alberto De la Herran-Arita who published a paper after discovering distinctions in the blood of people who have narcolepsy. The Huffington Post reported that his team of researchers found that autoimmune diseases may be linked to narcolepsy and that in the future, a simple blood test might indicate narcolepsy for that individual.