A good night’s sleep helps your brain and your memory stay strong and healthy. While you sleep, your neurons consolidate your memories, and your brain cells clear away toxic waste products. But it doesn’t have to stop there. You can supercharge your brain’s sleep-time rejuvenation with one easy, affordable step: Add the pleasant scent of [...]
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If you or your partner snore, you already know how common and disruptive this condition can be. Your lost hours of sleep… your dry throat… and your endless fatigue are all enough to drive you mad. But, as we first reported three years ago, these problems could be the least of your worries. That's because [...]
Back, side or stomach? If you're in good health and sleep well, you probably settle into your most comfortable sleep position and think little more about it. Your brain, however, has its own preferred sleep position. To ignore what it’s telling you could put you at an increased risk of Alzheimer's. Here’s what you need [...]
If there’s one thing we’re all losing sleep over in our golden years, it’s memory loss. Because chances are, your life is being directly impacted. Maybe it’s a family member… your spouse… your neighbor… or even yourself. Even worse? Memory loss doesn’t just show up overnight. Instead, it can creep up on you or a [...]
At first glance it seems far too simple. How can the time you go to bed and get up in the morning have such a dramatic impact on your risk of a debilitating mental health condition like depression? And yet that’s just what an important new study suggests. Depression, officially diagnosed as Major Depressive Disorder, [...]
Your brain’s thirst for energy is just about insatiable. Because its neuronal networks constantly reshape themselves and transmit signals, these cells need constant refueling. But all that activity also floods the brain tissue with a never-ending flow of oxidative free radicals and protein debris. To keep functioning correctly, your brain needs to routinely clear out [...]
All of us have experienced foggy thinking from a bad night’s sleep. But for some, chronic poor sleep can be a brain health disaster. What’s more, neuroscientists recently confirmed that millions of poor sleepers suffer from a common and often undiagnosed condition that dramatically increases your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. I’m talking about sleep apnea. [...]
More than a quarter of Americans have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, and over two-thirds struggle with sleep at least once a week. For these people, listening to white noise can help. However, a different device has arrived on the scene that may be even more effective than white noise devices. Not only does [...]
The sounds of snorting, snoring and other gurgling noises mean that a person is having trouble breathing, and that they’re not getting good sleep as a result. I think most of us know this because sleep apnea has received a ton of publicity over the last fifteen or twenty years. Less familiar may be the [...]
The advice from sleep experts couldn't be clearer. If you have trouble sleeping, seek help. Ignoring the problem increases the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and Alzheimer's disease. But seek out natural sleep aids. A visit to the doctor's office too often means a prescription for sleeping pills. Even if the [...]