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This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

While sleep duration matters a lot, it is specifically vital for kidney disease patients. According to a study conducted by the American Society of Nephrology, sleep duration may influence the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) experienced by individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In patients with CKD, fatigue, lack of energy, and drowsiness are the [...]

May 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This is how sleep quantity can affect patients with chronic kidney disease

Hit the bed early every night. If you don’t get enough sleep, you will die soon

Hit the bed early every night. If you don’t get enough sleep, you will die soon

Staying up awake late in the night will make you feel much more than just being groggy in the morning. According to a study, if you are a “night owl”, or like to stay up late and have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning, you are at a higher risk of dying [...]

April 15, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Hit the bed early every night. If you don’t get enough sleep, you will die soon

Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

As if losing weight could be any more of an incentive in itself for obese or overweight people, recent studies have revealed a link between shedding those extra layers of cellulose and sleep apnoea, a sleep related problem. According to a research by the Flinders University Adelaide’s Institute for Sleep Health, by making a few [...]

April 12, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here’s one more incentive to lose weight. It can help you counter sleep disorders

Don’t diet, stay hydrated and sleep well: 6 easy tips to live a long and healthy life

Don’t diet, stay hydrated and sleep well: 6 easy tips to live a long and healthy life

There is never a single tip or pill for achieving optimum health. It is important to drink lots of water and get adequate sleep to maintain your fitness and overall well-being, say experts. Here’s what you should do: * It is imperative to open your eyes to fads. Dieting does not mean deprivation. You need to eat [...]

February 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Don’t diet, stay hydrated and sleep well: 6 easy tips to live a long and healthy life

Regular exercise and getting enough sleep can help lower blood pressure naturally

Regular exercise and getting enough sleep can help lower blood pressure naturally

People with high blood pressure often need several medications, but it turns out, lifestyle changes can ratchet it down too. According to the Daily Express, here are four ways to naturally lower your blood pressure: – Regular exercise: It could help lower your blood pressure. Exercise could range from intense sport, to simply going for a [...]

February 2, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Regular exercise and getting enough sleep can help lower blood pressure naturally

Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Chronic poor sleep may contribute to cognitive decline, according to a study that shows wakeful brain produces more of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta than its waste-disposal system can handle. Levels of the protein rise, potentially setting off a sequence of changes to the brain that can end with dementia, researchers said. “This study is [...]

January 5, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Get a good night’s rest: Poor sleep may put you at high risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Ever feel sluggish after a rubbish night’s sleep? This could be the tip of the iceberg for our brain function, reveals a new study from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Tel Aviv University, Israel. Researchers found that a lack of good sleep has severe consequences on our brain function and stops brain [...]

November 7, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

The bedtime routine that guarantees a good night’s sleep

The bedtime routine that guarantees a good night’s sleep

10pm: Have a protein + carb-rich snack Eating this combo an hour before bedtime is the first step to a restful night: “Your brain needs the protein to produce melatonin and serotonin, chemicals important for sleep, and the carbs help your body absorb the protein,” says Kathryn Lee, RN, PhD, professor and associate dean for [...]

October 28, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on The bedtime routine that guarantees a good night’s sleep

Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Prefer sleeping on flights? We all despise long flights. And so naturally we pack our cosiest of neck pillows to make the experience smooth. And if you do manage some elbow room, your top priority is to try spending most hours sleeping. Sleeping can be fatal However, doing this could be very risky. According to [...]

September 20, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Here is why you should NEVER sleep when a plane is taking off or touching down

Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Research has shown that a lack of sleep (both pre- and post-op) can worsen pain after surgery. This new study from the Department of Anesthesiology at Michigan Medicine set out to see if there were any interventions that could minimise the effect of sleep loss and reduce the severity of pain experienced after surgery. The [...]

August 29, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Coffee lovers, take note: Caffeine can help you sleep, stop post-op pain

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Given our busy and chaotic lives, as many as one in three people have trouble sleeping – either they are not getting enough sleep, or suffer disturbed sleep or in some cases, it’s a combination of both. Whatever be the situation or the reason, lack of sleep can play havoc with your physical as well [...]

July 8, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Lack of Sleep May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’

Sleep deprivation is a serious problem. It not only results in headaches, irritable mood, lack of concentration, etc, but several other serious health consequences too. Sleep deprivation is one of the most pressing concerns of the current generation, which unfortunately for the lack of its severe physiological manifestation has not been taken as seriously as [...]

May 31, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Get Some Good Sleep to Stop the Brain to ‘Eat Itself’