For thousands of years, there have been theories, beliefs and myths connecting the moon to human health and well-being. In what may be yet another exciting affirmation of what some would deem old knowledge or old wisdom, it appears that lunar influence over human biological rhythms and cycles may not be the complete myth science […]
Can Getting Too Little Sleep Make You Selfish?
Sleep, both in terms of amount and quality, has garnered a great deal of research attention over the past few decades. And, rightfully so. Intrinsic to cognitive performance and mental well-being, critical to physical health and healthy aging, sleep is an essential part of our lives that deserves far more respect and greater priority than […]
Sleep and Aging: Can Deep Sleep Keep You Young?
It is well established that deep sleep is essential to overall health and well-being, both short-term and long-term. During deep sleep, numerous health-preserving processes take place, including the flushing of toxins from the brain, the repair of tissues and immune system strengthening. According to University of California, Berkeley researchers, in addition to the connection between […]
Revealed: The Mechanism Behind Melatonin Heart Health Benefits
Produced after the day fades into night, the hormone melatonin is most widely known for its role in sleep. However, as important as sleep is to overall health and well-being, inducing sleep is far from the only task that melatonin performs in the body: Medical researchers have known for decades that melatonin also has a […]
Stress and Sleep: How Everyday Stressors Ruin Sleep and Contribute to Weight Gain
Managing stress is important to health in a number of ways. Two recent studies show how stress can contribute to weight gain and poor metabolic health. According to researchers, stress can interfere with sleep, reducing both amount and quality and ultimately leading to circadian rhythm disruption. When stress and sleep disruption impact the circadian rhythm, […]
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