Historically, the medical community hasn’t been trained to talk to patients about sleep, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't be having the conversation. Sleep expert Michael Breus discusses why we need to talk to our doctors about sleep, because it plays a significant role in our overall health.
e're only at the beginning of a scientific exploration of this possible connection, and how it may affect our sleep patterns -- and our children's. We know that other forms of animal life possess physiological and behavioral connections to the moon. More research -- sure to come -- may eventually show us whether we do as well.
If you're a parent, you know that lack of sleep can make your teen grouchy and distracted, irritable and low energy. Did you know that insufficient sleep also puts teenagers at greater risk for injury?
We're nearing the end of what's been a long winter for people in many parts of the United States. In the middle and northern regions of the U.S., where winter brings not only cold but limited sun, people aren't only deprived of warmth, they also may be deficient in an important nutrient: Vitamin D.
We talk a lot about the dangers of poor sleep, the risks to health, mental and physical well being and performance, and to quality of life. One serious consequence of poor sleep that sometimes gets overlooked? The risk it poses to accidental death.
Sleep problems can set teens up for increased risk of substance use and abuse and the dangerous behaviors associated with alcohol and drugs. Poor and insufficient sleep also makes teens more likely to experience other health problems.
Like sleep, dreams are vulnerable to disruption from problems with mental and physical health. There are a number of conditions (as well as medications) that may affect dreams, and that can make dreams more difficult and disturbing.
Not all dreaming is the same. There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams. Let's look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming.
For all the study and attention that dreams have received, its rather remarkable how much we don't know about dreaming -- not only about its purpose, but also about the mechanics in the brain that make dreams happen.
There are many good reasons to treat snoring, including restoring sleep quality, guarding against risks to health, and improving daytime functioning. Protecting the health and intimacy of your relationship is another important reason to treat a snoring problem.