Carrying a disproportionate amount of weight around your middle can be bad for aesthetic reasons, but research is showing that excessive belly fat can be even more detrimental to your health. A link has been found between belly fat and heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes and other serious... Read more
Insomnia can be a very frustrating condition, and it can have far-reaching negative effects on your quality of life. When changing your habits and lifestyle aren’t enough to help you, medications, such as Ambien (zolpidem) may be prescribed by your doctor. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ambien as a safe and... Read more
Sleep and memory are intimately connected, and scientists are just figuring out how they work together. Here is some of the latest research on how to boost memory with sleep and sound, and how sleep affects memory.
How can you boost your memory with sleep?
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It makes sense that how we sleep affects our performance at work. Feeling tired from a restless night of sleep - or having a job that requires shift work - can leave us less alert and unable to focus. However, recent research also suggests that our job-sleep lifestyle can affect our overall health.
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You are probably aware of the health risks of not getting enough exercise or eating a nutritious diet, but what about the risks of not getting enough sleep? Sleep deprivation can be a result of a medical condition, psychological condition, or even from another person and the effects on your overall health can be pretty serious. Here's a... Read more