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Due to changing hormone levels, pregnant women often have trouble sleeping.
It is common to develop sleep disturbances during pregnancy -- for example, restless leg syndrome is most prevalent during pregnancy....Full Answer
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a severe and persistent sensation of fatigue. It usually lasts for a period of at least six months, and isn't caused by a specific disease.
Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome...Full Answer
Foods containing high amounts of tryptophan, a precursor of sleep-inducing serotonin, can help you sleep.
Complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice and pasta, and dairy products such as milk and cheese...Full Answer
Snoozing more than once is an indicator that you are sleep deprived. People should actually wake up at a consistent time without the use of an alarm clock.
Maintain a consistent bedtime and wake up...Full Answer
The sound we know as snoring is caused by vibrations within the walls of the throat as the throat muscles relax and narrow in our sleep.
The volume of our snoring depends on the how narrow the walls...Full Answer
Very important! In general, REM sleep (a deeper stage of sleep where we do a great deal of dreaming) is believed to be very important for procedural memory whereas Non-REM sleep is very important for...Full AnswerHelpful? 4 people found this helpful.
Noises such as dripping faucets and stereos can keep us awake. However, the absence or presence of a familiar noise, such as the sound of the air conditioner, clock, or traffic, can also affect your...Full AnswerHelpful? 7 people found this helpful.
The following treatments can help you fall asleep:
- Herbal treatments: While more research is needed to determine the safety and effectiveness of these treatments, valerian root, a herb with mild sedative effects,
Use these tips to sleep better:
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- Improve sleep hygiene
- Develop a bedtime regime
- Make your schedule more consistent with a set bedtime and awakening time every day including weekends and holidays.
Studies show that warm milk, decaffeinated teas and tart juice can induce sleep. Avoid heavy meals or caffeinated foods before bedtime.Full Answer
The average amount of sleep a person should get is 7.5 to 8.5 hours a night. Most Americans do not get this. Full Answer
Sleep bruxism refers to the grinding of one's teeth at night. People suffering from sleep bruxism are likely dealing with stress, anxiety, sleep apnea, and/or an intake of caffeine.
Sleep bruxism results...Full Answer
The forward bend involves bending over and attempting to touch your forehead to your knees. It releases tension in the legs, back, and shoulders.
If you cannot reach your knees, then fold your upper...Full AnswerHelpful? 4 people found this helpful.
Conditions that are unique to women -- like the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause -- affect how well a woman will sleep at night. These factors affect hormone levels, such as progesterone and estrogen,...Full Answer
Sleep and appetite are linked: studies have shown that sleep loss is associated with an increase in appetite and a desire to consume calories in excess of normal daily needs.
The activity of leptin,...Full AnswerHelpful? 5 people found this helpful.