Tag: sleep

Your Quality of Sleep Declines As You Get Older

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A recent review of scientific literature published in the journal Neuron found that aging adults may be losing their ability to produce deep, restorative sleep. Medical News Today states that as the brain ages, neurons and circuits in the areas that regulate sleep slowly degrade, resulting in a decreased amount of non-REM sleep. Since non-REM…


New Study: GABA Ingredient May Help You Fall Asleep Faster

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Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) is a chemical messenger, a neurotransmitter, naturally found in the human brain and eyes. Its main function is to reduce the activity level of neurons, which, a new study says, may boost sleep – helping individuals to fall asleep faster. The Study on GABA The small study, published in the journal…


The Link Between Inflammation and Sleep

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions that especially threaten the health of the U.S. population, as high numbers of the population suffer from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression. A new meta-analysis published in the Biological Psychiatry reports that getting too…


How Does Light From Electronic Devices Hinder Our Health?

Electronic devices like your cell phone, E-reader, iPods and iPads and many other devices do more than just provide endless hours of entertainment and communication. These electronic devices may also be hindering your sleep! Numerous studies have shown that exposure to the artificial light provided by your favorite electronic devices throw off your biological clock,…


Not Getting Enough Sleep?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 35% of United States adults do not get enough sleep, an issue that can lead to increased risks of developing a number of diseases and conditions. Sleep is an important part of good health, as it is the way you recharge your body; the same…