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Menopause and Insomnia

Menopause and Insomnia

Menopause takes place over a period of many years. The hormonal changes commonly cause a wide range of sleep disorders. Sleep deprivation, insomnia, sleep disordered breathing (SDB), restless legs syndrome (RLS), mood and anxiety disorders are just some of the challenges women undergo.

During midlife, most important factors disturbing the sleep are:

  1. Declining production of sleep-promoting hormone progesterone
    Lower level of estrogen which has strong impact on sleep and mood
    Frequent sleep disrupters such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings.

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FIBROMYALGIA: 10 Ways BB Weighted Blankets can Help

FIBROMYALGIA: 10 Ways BB Weighted Blankets can Help

Treating fibromyalgia, or relieving the symptoms associated with it, is quite complicated. Treatments include prescription drugs, healthy diet, vitamins, essential oils, and lifestyle changes.

The alternative, non-drug treatments are being preferred by some due to the side effects of the chemical drugs. The thermal effect from Far Infrared Ray (FIR) has been shown to be very useful according to many studies.

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What is ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

What is ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

The incidence of ADHD in children is on the rise. Some data show that over 10% of children ages 5 -17 in the USA have the disorder. There is a concern that ADHD is being over diagnosed because of societal pressure for treatment of certain behaviours. But some experts say that ADHD is simply becoming more widely known, and with increased awareness, more children are diagnosed and getting the treatment they really need.

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Sleep and Sleep Cycles

Understanding the 5 Stages of Sleep and Sleep Cycles

To start sleep process, pineal gland in the brain pumps melatonin. Then brain shuts itself to outside stimulus and turns inward. When we are falling sleep, short and strong contractions of the body parts start. Brain cells begin processing and registering daily information. Our immune system gets boosted during the good night sleep.

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Sleep and Memory: Undeniable Connection

Sleep and Memory: Undeniable Connection

The quantity and quality of sleep have a profound impact on our learning and memory. Recent neuro-scientific researches show that human brain registers and records the knowledge during the sleep. If the brain doesn’t get enough sleep, the information is lost and it can’t be recalled. Sleep-deprived person cannot have optimal focus, therefore cannot learn efficiently.

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Sleep Deprivation: Causes and Effects

Sleep Deprivation: Causes and Effects

Sleep is fundamental human need. Deprivation of sleep has very serious biological consequences for our health. Sleep deprivation affects cognitive functioning, decision-making, and reaction times. Many factors contribute to this issue, including lifestyle, habits, stress, technological dependencies, work demands, etc.

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Weighted Health Blanket Giveaway (valued at $249)

Weighted Health Blanket Giveaway (valued at $249)

Body Benefit Blankets is giving away an amazing  $249-value prize that can be used by anyone in your family.  -- a  BB Weighted Health Blanket!

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WHY SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT?

WHY SLEEP IS SO IMPORTANT?

Sleep is very important aspect of live for human beings and animals. Quality of sleep affects all our organs performance, but most importantly our brain. Sleep plays very important role for maintaining healthy immune system, mental function, body temperature and blood pressure which are essential for good health. Insomnia is serious threat to our health, it is considered as dangerous as smoking, 

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Sleep Crisis – Century’s Epidemic Problem

Sleep Crisis – Century’s Epidemic Problem

Insomnia is being an epidemic problem in every society. The deprivation of sleep is especially very common in younger adults and children. Insomnia affects 15 % of North American population. Coffee, smart phones, tablets are causing nearly 2 hours less daily sleep comparing to 100 years ago.

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