Happy Couples Sleep Better

Happy Couples Sleep Better

Happy couples make good bedmates. New research says that when happy couples sleep together, they tend to have more and less disrupted REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. The REM phase of sleep is when we dream, it has been linked to emotion regulation, memory consolidation and creative problem-solving, the researchers said. “There is the notion […]

All About Sleep

All About Sleep

The Big Q: How Much Sleep Is Required for Health? The Big A: Dr. Michael Mosley says that the standard recommendation for adults is to get 7-8 hrs of sleep per night. Teenagers need around 9 hrs, while younger school-age children may need upward of 11 hrs. While insomnia is 1 reason cited for lack […]

Good Sleep is Important for Good Health

Good Sleep is Important for Good Health

FLASH: Proper Sleep Is Essential for Good Health When measured subjectively, data from 765,000 Americans showed that increases in nighttime temperatures increased self-reported nights of insufficient sleep. Other research also found that high temperatures affected multiple aspects of sleep, leading to the following: Worse sleep duration Shallow sleep Less sleep calmness Difficulty falling asleep Lower […]

Sleep Influences Learning, Memory and Overall Health

Sleep Influences Learning, Memory and Overall Health

FLASH: Sleep impacts your ability to learn and your creative capacity. Deep sleep is also crucial for brain detoxification, and can have a significant impact on your risk for Alzheimer’s disease. In the video below, Rhonda Patrick, PhD., a biomedical scientist, interviews professor Matthew Walker, PhD., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s […]

Lack of Good Sleep Leads to Poor Health

Lack of Good Sleep Leads to Poor Health

Lack of Good Sleep Leads to Poor Health Sleep Quality affects Blood Pressure and Risk of Heart Disease Sleep Deprivation Takes a Toll on Mental Health Sleep deprivation is a risk factor for severe Dementia. Research strengthens the link between sleep problems and Heart Disease A noted by author Quanhe Yang, senior scientist in the Division […]

Boost Fitness and Improve Your Sleep

Boost Fitness and Improve Your Sleep

Boost Fitness and Improve Your Sleep Ben Greenfield, one of the top biohackers in the US and founder of BenGreenfieldFitness.com, has intriguing insights into health and fitness. The Big Q: Who is Ben Greenfield? Heart rate variability (HRV) testing is another bio-hack Mr. Greenfield takes full advantage of.  He prefers an app called NatureBeat, available on […]