For the Most Vulnerable, California Blackouts ‘Can Be Life or Death’0

As the widespread outages in the state continued for a second day, fears grew for sick and older residents and those who rely on medical equipment, reports The New York Times. About 3 a.m. on Thursday he was jolted awake because his sleep apnea breathing machine stopped working. “All of a sudden, I was like, […]

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What Is A Lucid Dream And How They Happen0

I have been a lucid dreamer all my life.  At first, I had no idea what it was or what was happening. I probably just thought is was a regular dream state, but obviously there was much more to it! For anyone who does not know, lucid dreaming is the ability to recognize when you’re […]

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Awake at 3 a.m.? Strategies to get back to sleep0

Sleep-maintenance insomnia is common in mid-life. Changing your thoughts and behaviors can help. Published: September, 2016 It’s 3:00 in the morning—far too early to get up for the day. But you can’t get back to sleep because your mind keeps rehashing past and future worries—and fretting that you’re going to be exhausted all day long. […]

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Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome and Nocturnal Humans: Disorder or Nature?0

Some time ago,  I posted a theory that the epidemic of sleep disorders comes from the fact that some humans are naturally nocturnal.

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New Study Shows Potential Link Between Bad Quality Sleep and Alzheimer’s in Hispanics0

Hispanics who have trouble sleeping may be at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, according to a new study. The study found a possible link between insomnia, prolonged sleep duration (more than nine hours of sleep) and a decline in neurocognitive functioning, which could precede Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, said Dr. […]

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Sleep Deprivation Shuts Down Production of Essential Brain Proteins0

A deficit arises in molecules needed for neurons to communicate efficiently when people are sleep deprived, reports Scientific American. Findings published on October 10 in two papers in Science place synapses at center stage. These nodes of neuronal communication, researchers show, are where internal preparations for sleep and the effects of our sleep-related behaviors converge. Cellular timekeepers […]

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Fluoride: Friend or Foe? [Podcast 74]0

In this episode, Kathy and I will be talking about a controversial issue, which is the topic of fluoride in our water supply, food, and even our medications. For a more detailed article about the potential dangers of fluoride, click here. During this discussion, we will reveal: How and why fluoride was added to our […]

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Can’t sleep? You may be at risk for atrial fibrillation0

  If you have problems sleeping through the night, you may be at risk for atrial fibrillation (afib), an irregular heart rate that may cause heart palpitations and is a leading cause of stroke. A study published online June 25, 2019, by HeartRhythm reviewed four studies and found a link between afib and poor sleep. […]

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Cancer Centers Can Add Basic Sleep Education Class to Cure Insomnia (Without a Behavioral Sleep Medicine Specialist)0

Affecting as many as 30% of cancer survivors, chronic insomnia can be effectively treated with intensive cognitive-behavioral techniques, but such methods are time-consuming, costly, and limited by the availability of trained specialists. In a study published by the journal Cancer, investigators at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report that a single-session sleep education program for survivors can […]

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Can Your CPAP Make You Sick?0

The Harvard Health Blog asks: Can a CPAP system really lead to illness? And if so, do we need space-age technology to clean a CPAP machine? Do CPAP systems really get dirty? Yes, they can harbor germs if they’re not cleaned. “The mask sits on the face, in contact with organisms on the skin. Over […]

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