Tag: sleep

Caffeine: How Much is Too Much and Is It Harmful?

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Many of us rely on a caffeinated cup of coffee or tea at the start of our day to get ourselves going and provide that boost of energy we all need. Caffeine is commonly used to increase wakefulness and improve concentration and focus. But how much caffeine is harmful to our bodies? According to a…


Gut Health Impacts Sleep, Calling for Pre- and Probiotics

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The interaction between the gastrointestinal tract and the nervous system is called the Gut Brain Axis. And it’s gaining a lot of attention from both scientists and consumers. Though the number of clinical trials that explore this link is limited, recent reviews of this interaction are showing promising results. Bacteria that exists in your body…


Eating Meals Late at Night Causes Weight Gain and Impairs Fat Metabolism

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If you’ve ever been on a diet, one common tip is to not eat heavy meals at night, usually past 9pm. The reason being that the probability of high activity level after that time, enough to burn the fat from that meal, is very slim. But findings presented at SLEEP 2017, the 31st Annual Meeting…


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…