sleep deprivation

What do you think of when you or someone says, “I had a good night sleep”?  A good night sleep is important but can have a different meaning to different people.  Maybe a good night sleep means sleeping without waking up.  Or maybe you like...

Many of us are early risers, but few of us actually enjoy waking up in the morning. If you’re tired (no pun intended) of feeling like a zombie once your alarm goes off at 7 A.M., below are a few lifestyle changes you can incorporate into your daily...

Sleeping for an uninterrupted eight hours a night is not, in fact, natural human behavior. Recently, writer Jesse Barron described in the New York Times how he accidentally fell into a pattern of “segmented sleep,” a routine that was standard for centuries until the late 19th...

When we turn in for the night, our brains are getting ready to go to work. Sleep provides our brain the time it needs to restore and recalibrate, and prepare to store new information we will need to recall for the next day. When we are...

If you're suddenly covered in itchy red bumps, stress -- not allergies -- might be to blame. When your body experiences excessive stress (for either a short or long period of time) your immune system gets wonky and your body starts releasing the chemical histamine...

Women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop depression. They have a 12-13% lifetime prevalence rate for depression, meaning more than 10 million women may suffer from it each year. Although depression can occur at any age, it's most common in women between the ages of...

Decades of studies have shown that those who sleep poorly are more likely to be obese—our need for sleep and calories seem deeply linked. Why that may be, however, has been difficult to understand.A new study published in the journal Sleep, suggest that the reason...

There’s nothing as restorative as a full night’s sleep, so when you’re not getting that, it can be the most aggravating problem to solve. To help figure it out, get a journal and keep a sleep diary.It might sound like overkill, but...

Being stressed isn’t a fun experience. On top of the physical symptoms, stress can lead to insomnia, depression and a decrease in work production, with serious implications for your personal and professional life. To avoid letting stress consume your life, here are 11 tips that I use to...

Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.There are three major types of skin...

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