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  • USING SLEEP TO IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY

    Before going to sleep, people who sleep after processing and storing a memory perform their plans much better than people who attempt to implement their strategy. The main finding is that studies have shown how sleep increases our ability to remember to do things in the future.
  • NEW RESEARCH SUPPORTS – SLEEP AND BRAIN ENERGY RESTORATION

    According to new research in the June 30 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, during the initial stages of sleep, energy levels increase dramatically in brain regions found to be active during waking hours,These results suggest that a surge of cellular energy may replenish brain processes needed to function normally while awake.
  • Prevent Diabetes through blood glucose test

    Having diabetes means having your pancreas affected by Type 2 diabetes. Our blood stream contains glucose, which is converted sugar from what we eat. As soon as it’s in our blood cells, the insulin secreted by the pancreas makes it a sort-of fuel which our body utilizes. If you have Type 2 diabetes, it will be difficult for you to produce and use this insulin. Your body’s cells have a hard time looking for this glucose even if it’s all over your body.
  • How to prevent jet lag

    Every day, millions of travellers struggle against one of the most common sleep disorders — jet lag. For years, jet lag was considered merely a state of mind. Now, studies have shown that the condition actually results from an imbalance in our body’s natural “biological clock” caused by traveling to different time zones. Basically, our bodies work on a 24-hour cycle called “circadian rhythms.” These rhythms are measured by the distinct rise and fall of body temperature, plasma levels of certain hormones and other biological conditions. All of these are influenced by our exposure to sunlight and help determine when we sleep and when we wake
  • Top 6 nap tips for a quick sleep

    When you are ready to nap, get comfy, and take six really deep, slow, breaths. If you can, breathe in from the nose, and out through the mouth.

    Nice, slow, easy. This triggers the relaxation response which is the process of deescalating the stress response and inducing relaxation through the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system. 

    How to do it: 
    With one hand on the chest and the other on the belly, take a deep breath in through the nose, ensuring the diaphragm (not the chest) inflates with enough air to create a stretch in the lungs and breathe out through the mouth. 

    The goal: Six deep slow breaths..
  • 5 SUPER NATURAL SLEEP INDUCERS

    A bath before bed both relaxes your muscles and releases muscular tension. The process has a chemical effect on the body as well. Children have been doing this for many years. 

    While relaxing in the tub, your core body temperature rises, and then it quickly drops once you get out. The decrease in body temperature signals the brain to release melatonin. The bubbles in the bath insulate the top of the water and keep the water hot for a longer bath. 
  • Sleep Myths and Facts demystified

    Insomnia is nearly twice as common in women than in men, and women are more likely than men to report insomnia to their healthcare professional. A woman’s sleep is uniquely influenced by menstrual cycle, biological life stage, stress level, health, mood, parental status, work hours and other life responsibilities.
  • Speed Sleep as an NFL Pregame Ritual

    In the United States, napping is often stigmatized, seen as evidence of laziness or a lack of purpose. But in the world of sports, and certainly in the N.B.A., the attitude is entirely different.
  • 6 Unhealthy Sleep Signs that you might have

    Morning headaches (not hangovers) are most likely tension headaches. The explanation is often your sleep position. You may be using too many pillows, for example, which can strain your neck muscles.