Tag Archives: Sleep

Lack of sleep is more of a problem for teen girls than social media

By Jessica Hamzelou For teen girls, exercise and sleep may have more impact on mental health than social mediaSladic/Getty Social media isn’t necessarily bad for teens’ mental health – it only causes problems for girls when it interferes with sleep and exercise or enables cyberbullying. Boys don’t seem to be affected in the same way.… Read More »

Tea before bed does not affect quality of sleep, study shows

Caffeine is a known powerful stimulant that perks up drinkers, increases alertness and promotes wakefulness. Yet a surprising new study has found drinking tea or coffee within four hours of bedtime does not affect sleep at all. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University and Harvard Medical School recorded how much caffeine, alcohol and nicotine 785 volunteers… Read More »

Research highlights importance of good sleep for prevention of Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, a severe and lethal form of dementia, affects over 5 million Americans per year,1 approximately 200,000 of which are under the age of 65. By 2050, prevalence is expected to jump to 16 million, and in the next 20 years it is projected that Alzheimer’s will affect 1 in 4 Americans, rivaling the… Read More »

7 Tips For Better Sleep, And How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Save You With Acupuncture

Many people today like to brag about how little they sleep and how much they work, but there’s nothing healthy at all about this kind of lifestyle. Chronic lack of sleep is associated with a worrying array of health effects, from impaired cognition and high blood pressure, to increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.… Read More »