Better sleep habits

A late bedtime is actually better than a full night of sleep with interruptions. New study: Adults who had a delayed bedtime experienced only a 12% reduction in positive mood versus 31% in those who were awakened several times during the night. Explanation: The...

Sound Sleep Advice

According to the National Sleep Foundation, the following advices are recommended: 1. Set a sleep schedule and stick to it. 2. Create a relaxing bedtime routine. 3. Exercise daily. 4. Make your bedroom a sanctuary from the stresses of the day. 5. Keep your bedroom...

Foods that help you sleep

Try having one of these snacks one hour before bedtime. Kiwis are rich in serotonin, a hormone and neurotransmitter that promotes sleep. Cheese and whole-wheat-crackers contain 80% carbohydrates and 20% protein, the best ratio for boosting serotonin. But skip aged...

Poor sleep linked to dementia

Sleep apnea and other sleep problems that interfere with breathing affect almost one in five men and one in 10 women older than 50. According to a recent examination of the brains of deceased older men, those with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea had a higher risk...

Better Ways!

Better bedtime reading. Adult volunteers who used electronic readers or tablets, such as iPads, for four hours before bedtime had a harder time falling asleep…got less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep…and felt less alert and rested the next morning than...

Sleep and Alzheimer’s

A long-term study of initially healthy 65-year-olds found that those who slept the least (about five hours or less without waking) tended to have fewer neurons (brain cells) in a part of the brain that controls sleep. Also: Many in the study who developed...