Articles in: Sleep Health

The two major reasons folks have trouble sleeping are deep exhaustion, where the body is too depleted to calm itself down for sleep, and unstable blood sugar. When the blood sugar is unstable, the body becomes dependent on burning carbohydrates and sugar for fuel. Consequently, when it’s time for bed and the body tries to make the blood sugar levels last for 8-9 hours, the blood sugar may crash and we may wake up hungry. To encourage uninterrupted sleep, we must have stable blood sugar and be great fat burners. In this section, learn how to create this for yourself with our list of well-referenced and time tested methods.

Cleanse Neurotoxins from your Brain’s Lymph

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 41 seconds According to Ayurveda, the lymphatic system or the (rasa dhatu) is the first system of the body to be treated. It acts as the body’s major plumbing system to drain waste and carry the immune system to and from every system of the body. A new study […]

Why You Can’t Sleep: The Dark Side of Blue Light

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 16 seconds Over the past 50 years, there has been a decline in the average duration and quality of sleep that has been linked to a variety of health concerns. (1) In a recent study, 1508 subjects were surveyed for reading off electronic devices before bed. They found that […]

Solutions to Night Work and Jet Lag Stress

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 37 seconds In a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, more than 3200 workers were evaluated over a 10-year period to measure the effects of shift work (working nights) on cognitive function, productivity and safety. (1) The study suggested that shift work and chronic jet […]

Top Ten Causes of Sleepless Nights

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 58 seconds With 30% of Americans suffering from sleep deficit issues, many have turned to medications such as Ambien, (3) despite highly publicized reports of its risks, such as “severe allergic reaction, swelling and “complex sleep-related behaviors” which may include sleep driving.” Sleep driving is defined as, “driving while […]

Vedic Feng Shui for Sleep and Home

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 10 seconds Almost all traditional cultures lived their lives with great respect for the four cardinal directions: north, south, east and west. In Ayurveda, the study of the four directions and how they influence one’s health and environment was called Vastu Shastra. The basics are simple. North (a northern […]

Nightmarish Side Effects of Sleep Meds

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Concerns about certain sleep medications including the pharmaceutical giant Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) have come to a head as reports continue to surface of Ambien users experiencing sleepwalking, memory loss/amnesia, binge eating while sleeping, having sex while sleeping, and other troubling side effects. Ambien has been on the market since 1999. While reports of disturbing side […]

Night Shift Survival

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In a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, more than 2,200 women were evaluated for the risks of night work. At the time of the evaluation, 1,134 of the women evaluated had breast cancer and 1,179 did not. Interestingly, the women that worked night shifts for zero […]

Ayurvedic Hot Milk Recipe For Healthy Sleep

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That cup of hot milk your grandmother gave you before bed has been shown to deliver special peptides that support healthy and natural sleep cycles. Researchers have found that when milk is taken before bed, the milk’s bioactive peptides: Support deep healthy sleep (1) Support restorative sleep (1) Promote relaxation needed for sleep (2) Support […]

Your Sleep Affects Aging and Thinking!

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In a recent article in the journal Sleep, the sleep patterns of more than 10,000 people between the ages of 35 and 55 were measured over a five-year period. Both quality and the amount of hours of sleep per day were measured against cognitive function. The results suggested that when people get 6-8 hours of sleep […]