Tag Archives: sleep

Marijuana and sleep disorder

I’ve blogged some of the good things about marijuana so I’d better also give you some of the bad. A recent study out of the University of Pennsylvania and published recently in an online supplement of the journal Sleep, suggests … Continue reading

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Rise and shine, it’s weight-loss time

Early to rise and shine helps weight loss! Bright morning light is scientifically linked to weight and body mass index (BMI). Actually, any length of exposure to bright light during the day helps weight management, but early morning light exposure … Continue reading

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GABA for calming

The supplement GABA is anti-excitatory in that it helps your brainwaves flow in calm rhythms. GABA enhances normal sleep cycles, improves blood pressure and can also be an effective pain killer for back pain and arthritis. GABA also stimulates the … Continue reading

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Erectile dysfunction junction

The only way to reverse sexual dysfunction in men is by focusing on lifestyle factors. Medication only treats the symptoms and will never solve the cause of the problem – in fact, using medication generates a false-expectation of performance that … Continue reading

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How to take your tryptophan

 Tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin, which induces sleep and tranquility in the brain. Supplementing with tryptophan is a safe and cost-effective treatment for nervousness, insomnia, stress, depression and medically for Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome. The symptoms of a tryptophan shortage … Continue reading

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Sleep, sleep, wonderful sleep

Want to sleep better? The latest study by Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 DHA from algae and fish oils/seafood are associated with better sleep. Using 600 mg of DHA supplements for 16 weeks, the double-blind, placebo controlled study … Continue reading

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Nightlight nightmares

Our brains are designed to sleep in total darkness. Nightlights are a bad thing: Read article here http://realhealthtalk.com/Nightlights_and_Child_Development.html

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The right time for bed time

Tis bedtime kiddos! A new study out in the journal Pediatrics found that irregular bedtimes can disrupt natural body rhythms to undermine brain maturation and the child’s ability to regulate certain behaviors. Being without a fixed bedtime has profound influences … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 10/16/13

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 09/30/13

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Passion for passionflower

Passionflower leaves are used in Native American medicine for a sleep aid and to heal bruises and cuts. It was actually approved as an OTC sleep aid in allopathic medicine until 1978. This handy plant-herb was named passionflower by Spanish … Continue reading

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Real Health Talk News and Views broadcast 08/30/13

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Real Health Talk News and Views 08/28/13

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Sleep paralysis

Have you ever found yourself briefly paralyzed during sleep or while trying to wake up? This is a fairly common phenomenon called sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis is often accompanied by vivid sensory or perceptual experiences and even complex and disturbing … Continue reading

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Losing sleep over weight or vice versa?

Lose sleep – eat more. Loss of sleep is associated with an activation of a brain region involved in a desire to eat. In other words: Poor sleep leads to poor eating. In a new study, researchers found that sleep-deprived … Continue reading

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Sleeping for the memories

Did you know that lack of sleep brings on memory problems? This is especially true in seniors. Berkeley neuroscientists have found that certain brain waves generated during the deep, restorative sleep plays a key role in transporting memories from the … Continue reading

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Quality time

A plus for good old family values and a few home-cooked family meals: An Ohio State study found that preschoolers were less likely to be obese if they shared an evening meal with their families more than five times per … Continue reading

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Simple solutions

Mouth breathing for children causes problems like improper dental and facial growth to attention deficit disorder and disturbances in behavior, learning, and development. Even healthy adults can suffer sometimes serious consequences from chronic mouth breathing. According to The Sleep Apnea … Continue reading

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Dying to sleep

A study, conducted at the Jackson Hole Center for Preventive Medicine shows that people who take sleeping pills were 4.6 times more likely to die within 2.5 years than those not taking the drugs. That’s one out of sixteen people … Continue reading

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