Getting a good night’s sleep can be more of a struggle as you age. Whether illness or bad habits are keeping you up, a few changes can help you get better rest.
What happens to you when you don’t get enough sleep — especially if it’s a chronic issue? Find out how much sleep you really need, according to a new report. Also see the health effects of not getting enough zzz’s.
If disrupted sleep rules your nights, it can make your days nightmarish. You may feel sluggish, groggy and dull. Your emotional and physical health may suffer. It may help to know that everyone experiences trouble falling or staying asleep once in awhile. In the meantime, try these tips to get a good night’s rest: Eat … Read More
If you find yourself dozing off to dreamland after lunch each day, you could be experiencing a ‘food coma.’ You could also be like millions of Americans who desperately need a nap. While most adults will admit they would like to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, the reality is that they’re getting … Read More
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Time changes in the fall and spring inevitably alter people’s schedules. Gaining or losing an hour of sleep, though, may leave you groggy and irritable. About 20 percent of Americans report they get less than six hours of sleep according to the National Sleep Foundation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider insufficient sleep … Read More
Physicians agree getting enough sleep is just as important as diet and exercise for good health. A new study shows the amount of shut-eye you get on a nightly basis can cause serious consequences. The study found that people who sleep more than eight or less than six hours a night may be at increased risk for … Read More
That glass of red wine, a nightcap, or beer before bed can be a sure-fire ticket to falling asleep easily. But while they might ease you into a deep slumber initially, they can end up robbing you of a good night’s rest. “The problem is, in a single night, as the alcohol is metabolized during … Read More
With today’s fast-paced lifestyles and overbooked days, insomnia strikes nearly everyone at some point. It’s normal to have some nights that aren’t as restful as others, but when it happens in a string of nights, you might want to try an over-the-counter sleep aid. We asked neurologist Jessica Vensel-Rundo, MD, to share her suggestions for … Read More
If you work a non-traditional shift like the night shift or rotating shifts, you may be missing out on more than daylight and watching your kids’ soccer games. You could be missing out on sleep and better health. Night shift workers who have trouble sleeping may have a condition known as shift work sleep disorder. … Read More
Nearly everyone looks forward to “falling back” and claiming that extra hour of sleep in autumn. But taking advantage of that extra rest and keeping the benefit can be tough. Time changes in the fall and spring inevitably alter people’s schedules, says neurologist and sleep expert Tina Waters, MD, and it can take the body … Read More