Is your pillow hurting your neck?

Pillows can help or hurt, depending on their firmness and your sleep position

Is your pillow hurting your neck?Pillows are not just for your head and neck. Depending on your sleeping position, additional pillows can help keep your spine in the proper position. The pillow for your head should support the natural curve of your neck and be comfortable. A pillow that’s too high can put your neck into a position that causes […]

Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, suggest study

The recent study, which features in the European Respiratory Journal, analysed data on 20,000 adults with sleep apnoea. About 2% of the participants also had a diagnosis of cancer in their medical history. The data came from the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA), which has medical and visit records on adults registered at 33 centres across Europe

Cancer more prevalent in females with severe sleep apnoea, suggest studySome studies have identified links between sleep apnoea and cancer. Now, new research reveals that rates of cancer are higher among females with pronounced symptoms of apnoea. The international research team points out that while the findings do not prove that sleep apnoea causes cancer, there appears to be a clear link in females. “It’s […]

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it‘Burnout’ isn’t a medical diagnosis. Some experts think that other conditions, such as depression, are behind burnout. Some research suggests that many people who experience symptoms of job burnout don’t believe their jobs are the main cause. Whatever the cause, job burnout can affect your physical and mental health. Consider how to know if you’ve […]

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals study

People suffering from insomnia may have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation

Insomnia tied to higher risk of heart disease and stroke, reveals studyPrevious observational studies have found an association between insomnia, which affects up to 30% of the general population, and an increased risk of developing heart disease and stroke. These observational studies were unable to determine whether insomnia is a cause, or if it is just associated with them, explained Susanna Larsson, Ph.D., lead study author […]

Simple ways to ways to overcome an afternoon slump

If you tend to suffer a sleepiness attack in the mid-afternoon, it’s not a fluke. Many people experience a noticeable dip in their alertness, energy level, and ability to concentrate in the afternoon

Simple ways to ways to overcome an afternoon slumpMost people can’t settle in for an afternoon nap every day. That’s when you need a quick way to boost your energy. Here are some simple strategies that do just that. Have an energizing snack. Food, after all, is energy, so it makes sense that eating something will help you feel more alert. But don’t […]

Coffee vs. cigarette: which disrupts sleep more?

A new study found that drinking coffee before bed will not affect an individual’s quality and length of sleep

Coffee vs. cigarette: which disrupts sleep more?  Many people love coffee. We do. It keeps us awake, gives a little more energy and even protect our body from health conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and heart problems. One of the widely known effects of coffee is to keep the eyes open for extra hours. But a new study suggests that […]

Optimistic people sleep better and for a longer duration, finds study

People who are the most optimistic tend to be better sleepers, a study of young and middle-aged adults found

Optimistic people sleep better and for a longer duration, finds studyMore than 3,500 people ages 32-51 were included in the study sample. The participants included people in Birmingham, Alabama; Oakland, California; Chicago; and Minneapolis. The research was led by Rosalba Hernandez, a professor of social work at the University of Illinois. “Results from this study revealed significant associations between optimism and various characteristics of self-reported […]

Too much coffee raises the odds of triggering a migraine headache

Drinking three or more servings of caffeinated beverages a day is associated with the onset of a headache on that or the following day in patients with episodic migraine, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier

Too much coffee raises the odds of triggering a migraine headacheResults are consistent even after accounting for daily changes in alcohol intake, stress, sleep, physical activity, and menstruation, although there was some variation evident with oral contraception use. “Based on our study, drinking one or two caffeinated beverages in a day does not appear to be linked to developing a migraine headache, however, three or […]

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Know about the unexpected health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]

Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals study

A new study suggests that bathing in warm water one to two hours before bedtime can help enhance sleep

Warm shower 90 minutes before bedtime can improve sleep, reveals studyIt has been widely recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep every night. However, demanding lifestyles, work schedules and household responsibilities have been leading to sleep loss in many people. Sleep problems can significantly affect the daily lives of people. The way you rest at night could affect how you function during […]
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