Not getting enough sleep doesn’t just make you feel groggy; it can also wreak havoc on your physical, mental, and cognitive health, too. If you’re not getting a good night’s rest and can’t figure out why, your diet may be to blame. Here’s why eating too much sugar may not be as sweet as you think:
High Glycemic Index Foods & Sleep
When you eat foods with a high glycemic index, your blood sugar level rises. The higher the number on the glycemic index, the more rapidly your blood sugar rises. While starchy and high carbohydrate foods can cause blood sugar levels to rise, the most obvious culprit is sugar itself. And over time, eating a lot of sugary foods can lead to consistently h
Your body needs sleep on a daily basis - that is a fact! Some people require only eight hours a night to function well, while others may need more or less. If something is keeping you up at night, your entire waking hours will be affected. Your sense of concentration suffers, your body might feel sluggish, and you may experience a feeling of overall malaise. Pinpointing what is causing your restless nights will help you correct the problem so you can achieve a blissful, rejuvenating slumber.
Here are 5 things that might be preventing the shut-eye:
Back, neck, shoulder, leg and hip pain are all culprits of keeping you awake at night. Chronic pain is the number one reason many peop
Is your smartphone causing damage to your spine? According to research recently published by a New York spinal surgeon, Kenneth Hansraj, M.D., the rise in smartphone use is leading to an epidemic of "text neck," a degenerative condition affecting the neck and spine.
What Causes Text Neck?
The average weight of a human head is about 12 pounds. However, when you tilt your head forward to look down at a smartphone or tablet, the pressure on your neck can be up to 60 pounds. According to the study, people spend an average of two to four hours every day looking down at a phone, so it's no surprise that increasing numbers of people are feeling the painful effects of
Back pain is no joke, and for the 31 million of you suffering from back pain at this very moment, you've probably spent countless hours wondering, “why me?” While some reasons may be obvious – car accident, arthritis and obesity – we have found five less obvious reasons why you may be experiencing back pain.
Years of Lugging a Heavy Purse
For all the women readers, you know your purse is your home away from home. You carry everything in there, from laptop computers to flip flops and curling irons. Purses have become a permanent residence for the “just in case” m
While there is mounting evidence to support the catastrophic short-term effects of poor sleep, recently published research by the American Academy of Neurology has uncovered a connection to long-term conditions, such as the development of dementia. The study found men with decreased levels of oxygen in their blood while sleeping, a condition caused by sleep apnea, were four times as likely to develop 'microinfarcts' – areas of dead tissue in the brain caused by microscopic strokes. Microinfarcts are considered the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and ultimately dementia.
Many of us have had trouble sleeping at some point or another in our lives. Perhaps you are a new parent, just got a new job or you are under stress of some sort. No matter what, sleeplessness is typically temporary. But, maybe what you thought was a temporary problem has now turned into a nightly affair? The 4 categories of sleep disorders are Dyssomnias, Parasomnias, medical or psychiatric conditions and Sleep Sickness. Within each category lies conditions that we are all familiar with, such as sleep apnea, snoring, sleepwalking, and insomnia among others.
Four Signs That You Should See A Sleep Doctor
- Do you wake up after what should have been enough rest, still feeling sleepy or groggy? Du