How Sleep (Or The Lack Of It) Affects Your Mood

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A good night’s sleep can do wonders for a person. You feel fresh, well-rested, and ready to take on the day if you were able to sleep the night before. Now, imagine yourself deprived of that much-needed snooze and be forced to get up early in the morning to go to school or work. It is such a drag, indeed. Numerous studies support the relationship between sleep quality and a person’s mood, as well as other important things. More sleep = less cranky and vice versa. No wonder you were told as a child to sleep early because it not only helped your young body grow tall and strong but brightened your mood too.

As kids, you often don’t have any problems with sleep because your parents are there to force you to sleep on or before your bedtime. But as you grow older, you are required to do more and thus sleep becomes the least of your priority as you try to meet certain deadlines. It becomes even more frantic once you start working and building a family because you multitask and attend to all your chores and responsibilities in a timely fashion. Hence, expect to lose more sleep the more you age but with time management, you can easily turn things around to your favor.

New research this week published for the Sleep Health Foundation by Deloitte Access Economics tells us nearly 40 per cent of Australians are sleep deprived and half that number are so tired they are a risk to themselves and others. Our exhaustion costs the economy billions of dollars a year.

But it’s not just that we are expensive. We are also depressed. We are highly emotional. We make mistakes. We can’t read the signs around us. Our sleeplessness makes us fat. As sleep researcher Siobhan Banks points out, when we are exhausted, “we want to eat doughnuts, not salads”. Or chocolate. If I could do a time and motion study of when we break out the choccy bikkies, I’m guessing 10.45 pm would be peak, when we try to squeeze in one more task before we hit the cot.

(Via: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/sleep-health-why-it-impacts-our-mood-20170810-gxt6oq.html)

Younger people tend to take their health lightly because they feel that they are too young to get sick or die. But as time goes on, we are confronted with the reality that it’s not at all true as many younger people also succumb to sickness especially with our modern lifestyle that is hooked on technology and junk foods. That in itself is a major issue as we all know that foods rich in salt, grease, and preservatives make you feel bloated and cranky and does very little to improve your health and well-being.

We are one groggy, cranky, sleep-deprived population.

Depending on our age, we are supposed to get between seven and 10 hours of sleep each night.

But according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a third of us get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night. In addition, 50 million to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia and restless leg syndrome, which can ruin a good night’s shuteye.

And we’re not alone. In bedrooms around the globe, men, women and children are tossing and turning. According to World Sleep Day statistics, sleep deprivation is threatening the health of up to 45% of the world’s population.

(Via: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/19/health/dangers-of-sleep-deprivation/index.html)

You lose so much more aside from just sleep when you frequently pull off all-nighters. Your immune system weakens and you become more susceptible to diseases aside from becoming extremely grumpy too. Sleep allows you to focus on your tasks and helps with your memory. Remember that if you are sleepless, you won’t be able to concentrate on what you need to do and you end up making careless mistakes that could’ve been avoided if you can think clearly and not feeling drowsy during waking hours. That’s how crucial sleep is to humans. The next time you feel tempted to stay up all night, think about its impact on your health, beauty, and well-being too.

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Is Your Partner’s Sleep Music Not Music To Your Ears?

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It is our tendency to show our agitation towards snoring persons. From the next time please leave them alone or advice them to change their sleeping posture because they are not intentionally doing this. There is an interesting fact about snoring, we all will snore once we get old and our capacities to inhale air through our mouth reduce. It may not happen to all of us if we take care of it a bit early.

What is snoring?

It does have an official definition but in simple words, it is nothing but noisy breathing while asleep because of the soft palate’s vibration or epiglottis. The air we breathe in creates vibration in our various small structures in throat and mouth.

The reason of snoring may differ in people, it may cause because of any congenital anomalies of throat or mouth, obesity, high physical exertion and absence of good ventilation.

Let us discuss the snoring remedies based on each problem.

Congenital Anomalies

Congenital anomalies are the disorders, which affect us from the birth. It may be characterized by enlarged uvula, tonsils, deviated nasal septum or abnormal or obstructed nostrils. In childhood, most of the people may not experience the snoring problem. When the person reaches the milestone of puberty, the organs may complete its growth and may cause slight airway obstruction while sleeping. This can be treated by adopting a suitable sleeping technique. Your doctor or a physiotherapist can help you with this. Please check whether you experience breathing difficulty or sudden cessation of breath for few seconds or minutes. You must consult a doctor, as your malformed organ or structure might be causing problem.

Obesity

Obesity or over weight may cause snoring, when your body needs more oxygen you may intake more air through yawning. When you are sleeping the only way to get extra oxygen is through in taking more air, which may result in vibration of your nasal and oral structures causing sound. The snoring remedies available are to lose weight and having a light dinner will help you get rid of snoring.

Exertion

Whenever we are working, our body supplies energy to body cells through glycolysis. Glycolysis is the process which our body brakes glycogen in our cell to produce glucose. Whenever we are taking rest, especially on sleeping, as our energy is not being utilized, insulin hormone converts the available sugars in our blood to glycogen in order to store in our cells. For this process of compensation, our body requires more oxygen and results in high air intake and snoring. The available snoring remedies are taking right amount of calorie rich food and relaxation in open air before sleeping will help us to get rid of snoring.

Ventilation

Absence of ventilation results in reduced oxygen level in the bedroom. In order to retain normal function our body tend to intake more oxygen and results in snoring. There are two snoring remedies available. One is to open your all windows and second is to sleep in the fetal position or slightly elevated position.

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Modern Solutions For Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is an age-old problem that persists despite our modern advancements. For instance, a restful sleep eludes snorers because of the deadly breathing pauses and loud snoring that characterizes this condition. Many people lived with it for years without seeking treatment because they thought it was a normal discomfort some people are supposed to experience while sleeping that others do not. But along with the advancements in technology, we also realized that sleep apnea is a deadly disorder that needs to be treated like any other malady.

Conventional treatment for sleep apnea includes CPAP, anti-snoring mouthpieces like the SnoreRX and even surgery to correct anatomical deficiencies. Fortunately, there are more treatment options now than there was before and there are higher chances of really eradicating the symptoms and live snore-free for good. Some of these treatments may be invasive and not recommended for all people but it is worth a shot if you qualify and can afford it because of how effective it is so far.

Instead, Turner underwent a relatively new procedure: implanting a pacemaker-like device called Inspire for obstructive sleep apnea. Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2014, the device is a remote-controlled chest implant plus two thin wires that runs under the skin monitoring a patient’s breath, delivering a mild electric current at night.

A clinical trial of Inspire therapy found a 78 percent reduction in the number of sleep apnea events per hour for patients.

“This is definitely an interesting solution for a good number of people,” said Capasso.

Inspire is an invasive procedure, so it is not recommended as a first-line treatment and not everyone is a candidate.

The price tag for the Inspire device is $20,000, with surgery costing extra. Insurance companies are reviewing requests on a case-by-case basis.

(Via: http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/new-technology-may-help-ease-sleep-apnea-n760391)

Aside from the major side effect of waking up with a sore tongue, this device ensures you sleep well each night and less likely to be bothered by sleep apnea anymore. Get yourself tested first to make sure you qualify in using it because not everyone is a good candidate.

Sleek design and an engaging smartphone app revolutionize the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) experience for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) sufferers.

The ResMed pocket-sized AirMini CPAP device weighs just 300 grams, but functions as a fully integrated system, offering proprietary AutoSet functionality, as well as the innovative HumidX and HumidX Plus built-in waterless heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs). Both HMEs capture the patient’s exhaled breath in the mask tube and redeliver it to them, allowing users to enjoy the benefits of humidification without the hassle of carrying around distilled water.

(Via: https://www.hospimedica.com/critical-care/articles/294769255/smallest-cpap-redefines-sleep-apnea-therapy.html)

We all know that CPAP is the ideal treatment for sleep apnea but many people don’t like using it because it is not the most convenient thing to use especially that you have to sleep with it smack right on your face. The solution may be in the form of this mini CPAP device. It has all the features of the regular CPAP but way smaller in size and portable too, so you can also bring it with you when you travel. You no longer have to dread sleep because this mini CPAP device got everything covered. For maximum comfort, you can adjust its setting through the accompanying app that works on most smartphones or smart gadgets.

Beyond lifestyle changes and CPAP, specialists have a range of other approaches to treat sleep apnea. Choosing the right therapy depends upon determining the source of the problem and on patient preference. We start with a careful and thorough evaluation, including physical examination, a detailed medical history, an overnight sleep study and an endoscopy to look at the airways and arrive at the correct diagnosis.

For patients with large tonsils or an elongated soft palate, treatment can include removing the tonsils and shortening the palate. Another approach, especially when patients have excess or enlarged tissue at the back of the tongue, is transoral robotic surgery to remove the excess tissue, or radio frequency ablation which shrinks the tongue or soft palate.

In other cases, the very structure of the upper or lower jaw is the culprit. To eliminate the condition, oral surgeons can actually advance the upper and lower jaws to open up the airway.  These procedures have a high success rate, sometimes accompanied by an unintended consequence: a better-looking jaw line!

(Via: http://wtop.com/medstar-washington/2017/04/putting-sleep-apnea-bed/)

Everyone is unique and they react differently to these treatments. It is always a great idea to see your doctor first before deciding which treatment you want so that proper assessment can be made. While many conventional sleep apnea treatments haven’t fully delivered relief from the disorder yet, newer technologies are being developed that shows more promise. You can always try a different technology if the current one fails to provide comfort and relief.

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Why Your Heart Needs Sleep?

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No matter how healthy you are, you still need to sleep and recharge at the end of the day. Your body has its way of telling you it needs to rest for a while to prepare for the next day. And much more than that, your body needs sleep more than anything else or risk functioning like a zombie the following day. No matter what your preoccupations in life are, you should not push yourself to the limit by continually depriving it of its much-needed rest.

FYI, sleep maintains your physical health and healthy brain function. Learning (new information) is so much easier if you have slept well the night before. You’d be surprised at how badly your body suffers if you make it a habit of losing sleep whatever your reasons may be. Your heart is one of the major body organs that needs that eight hours of sleep the doctors recommend. Chronic sleep deprivation can leave you with stiff arteries that will make it harder for your heart to pump blood back to your body. Sounds scary but it is true.

Not getting enough sleep can double the chances of dying from heart disease or stroke, particularly in people with risk factors like diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and cholesterol, US researchers said Wednesday.

The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association were based on 1,344 adults who were randomly selected for a sleep study in Pennsylvania.

No matter what you do during the day, don’t sacrifice your sleep all the time just to get everything finished before hitting the sack. Your cardiovascular health greatly suffers even if you are a healthy person yourself. The sad thing, though, is that one in three American adults lack sleep or suffer from sleep-related disorders nowadays. Many should visit sleep clinics, but rarely do. Not good numbers at all.

Experts recommend that adults get at least seven to eight hours of a sleep per night.

“If you have several heart disease risk factors, taking care of your sleep and consulting with a clinician if you have insufficient sleep is important if you want to lower your risk of death from heart disease or stroke,” said lead author Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, an assistant professor at Penn State College of Medicine.

(Via: http://technology.inquirer.net/63094/lack-sleep-boosts-chance-death-heart-failure)

A healthy heart needs plenty of sleep. It’s what the experts are saying over and over again but many people are just too stubborn to give it the time of day. Shortchanging sleep is no longer new and many Americans are guilty of doing it for several decades now. Sleep is the last thing on people’s mind because of the many distractions in life and they are unknowingly harming their health.

The risk for death associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cerebrovascular disease (CBV) is significantly increased in adults who get fewer than 6 hours of sleep a night, a new study with objective sleep data indicates.

Short sleep “multiplies the risk of poor outcomes in people with CVD or stroke,” Julio Fernandez-Mendoza, PhD, from the Sleep Research & Treatment Center, Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania, told Medscape Medical News. 

“We need to look beyond sleep apnea when it comes to CVD morbidity and mortality,” Dr Fernandez-Mendoza said. “Most of these patients without sleep apnea but with CVD or stroke may complain of poor sleep or chronic insomnia, and we know now that when such objective short sleep is present their long-term prognosis is much worse.”

(Via: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/881103)

Habitual short sleepers are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. However, it is a vicious cycle many people can’t easily get out of mainly because of our modern lifestyle and the many distractions in our environment you can’t just easily ignore either. What you need to remember, though, is that you don’t develop a cardiovascular condition overnight. It is losing sleep repeatedly that gets you in trouble. Habitual short sleepers should be made aware of this so they know what they are getting themselves into by pushing their bedtime even further and how much their hearts suffer in silence.

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Blame Technology As To Why You Can’t Sleep At Night

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Most of you probably can’t live without technology. It is quite impossible to picture out your life without your handy tech gadgets by your side. After all, they sure make your life easier and you can avoid doing manual labor especially all those mundane yet tiring household chores. Of course, it has its downsides too. First off, you need to shell out money in buying and maintaining these gadgets and appliances. Repairs can be costly too. Running it takes some getting used to as well. Then, expect to see a rise in your electric bill as these appliances eat up way more electricity than you are used to.

Aside from these headaches that we have somehow already managed to overcome these past few decades, modern technology now threatens your health. Even medical experts consider these tech gadgets to be health risks because of the radiation they emit, the addiction that they have become, and how it messes up a person’s sleeping pattern over time. Bedtimes are pushed further as people today can’t seem to put their smartphones down. From social media to games, you can’t help but tinker with it until the wee hours of the morning.

A study on child development reveals that the use of mobile phones among children and adolescents’ impacts their sleep, mood and mental health. This special section of Child Development, edited by Dr. Zheng Yan and Dr. Lennart Hardell, adds important information to the research in this area. Dr. Zheng Yan explained said that there are nearly three billion children and adolescents in the world and most of them were, are, or will be various types of mobile technology users, interacting with and being influenced by mobile technology in numerous ways.

The findings revealed that risks of using mobile phones and its radiation impacts brain development. Mobile technology affects cognitive control and attention in contexts such as parenting and early brain development. Risks of sexting increases risky behaviour through peer pressure and social media interaction. Mobile technology also affects sleep, mood and mental health.

The findings suggested that mobile technology may pose potential dangers and areas where development may be supported. An important example is the work summarised by Dr. Lennart Hardell concerning radiation and brain development. Yan further explained that today’s mobile technologies have become a very unique and powerful influence on child and adolescent development.

(Via: http://www.financialexpress.com/health-3/mobile-usage-affects-sleep-mood-and-mental-health-of-teens/692515/)

These modern contrivances emit harmful blue light because of its short wavelengths. It’s not that big of an issue during the day but it is when night time falls because of its impact on the body’s melatonin levels, the hormone that signals “sleeping cues” so you can rest and relax after a long day’s work. It also throws your body clock or circadian rhythm off; making your sleep suffers and affects daytime performance too.

Sleep is an important part of development, especially during the teenage years.  In modern societies, smartphone use has become commonplace.  Many people read books, news, or emails on their smartphone prior to retiring for the night.  However, this may not be a wise idea.  The blue LED light emitted from smartphone screens mimics the morning sunlight, confusing your body’s natural circadian rhythm, possibly making it harder to fall asleep and get the quality sleep that you need.

A new study by Yoko Nose and colleagues in Child’s Nervous System examined the physiological effects of late-night smartphone use on a group of 36 boarding school students in Japan.  Being in a boarding school, the students’ schedules involving mealtime, lights-out, and wake-up times were regimented.  As they were not allowed to have computers or televisions in their dorm rooms, the smartphone was their only form of blue LED light emitting technology.  The coed-students, ranging in age from 15 to 18 years, were divided into two groups matched for age, gender and exercise habits.  One group was allowed greater than 120 minutes of smartphone use each night, and the other group was limited to less than 60 minutes of smartphone use nightly.  Prior to beginning the study, the students underwent a baseline evaluation following an overnight fast, including body temperature, anthropometric measurements, and electrocardiogram. After awakening each morning during the eight-day study, the students’ vital signs and temperatures were reassessed.

(Via: https://www.medicalnewsbulletin.com/effects-evening-smartphone-use-sleep-autonomic-nervous-system/)

This bright blue light that is as bright as sunlight itself confuses the brain and makes it think it is still day when it’s actually time to retire to bed. It disrupts your sleeping cycle leaving you unable to sleep until the early morning hours and consequently feel a drop in energy during the day. It all fits together, unfortunately. It’s true that your smart device has made you more connected to the world at large through the World Wide Web and opened up a lot of new opportunities as well but its serious health drawbacks are also valid reasons to make you question your priorities. Should you really devote all your free time fiddling with your gadgets rather than leading a healthy and active life without sacrificing sleep in the process?

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Should You Be Worried About Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is the unnamed malady that people often blamed for their sleep problems back in the days. They don’t really know what it’s called except for the loud snoring that makes sleeping impossible especially for their poor spouses or partners. A lot has changed now through technology’s help. Technology helped medical practitioners identify different medical conditions and the appropriate treatment for it too.

On the other hand, technology has also put almost everyone at risk of sleep deprivation because of the Internet, social media, and games/apps that are so addicting. When you add a common sleep disorder like sleep apnea in the equation, then you can finally say goodbye to a good night’s sleep and welcome yourself to the world of modern-day zombies.

Nighttime can be exhausting for the 22 million Americans with sleep apnea, a disorder marked by frequent interruptions in breathing. The condition leaves people not only chronically tired but also at greater risk for diabetes, stroke, heart disease and memory loss.

“Sleep apnea is a nighttime disorder with major daytime health consequences,” says sleep specialist Steven Scharf, a clinical professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of the Sleep Disorders Center. “Unfortunately, it doesn’t receive the attention it deserves.”

(Via: http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-2017/sleep-apnea-symptoms-treatment.html)

It no longer comes as a surprise that roughly 80% of Americans have sleep apnea but they remain unaware of it. It is a condition common among men but affects women just the same. People often complain about the loud snoring but it is actually the breathing pauses during sleep that is deadlier and can possibly kill a person in his or her sleep.

We all like to believe we don’t snore and get defensive when we’re accused of it—who, me? No way, never. But snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, a serious condition that you definitely shouldn’t just brush off and ignore.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes you to stop and start breathing repeatedly throughout the night. For most people, sleep apnea is caused by “some sort of obstruction in airflow in the back of the throat which blocks air from getting into the lungs as you sleep,” Joseph Ojile, M.D., medical director of the Clayton Sleep Institute, tells SELF. This could be due to large tonsils, congested sinuses, or a variety of other factors. In rare cases, it can be caused by a problem in signaling, so that your brain doesn’t send the message to breathe correctly.

Sleep apnea is a serious health condition. It will not go away on its own, so better address the sleep apnea now or put yourself at higher risk of certain medical conditions later in life.

Untreated sleep apnea can, over the years, contribute to chronic disease like type 2 diabetes and heart disease, so getting a proper diagnosis is important for your long-term health. Here are the top symptoms of sleep apnea you need to know.

  • You’re exhausted all day despite getting plenty of sleep.

  • You wake up with headaches.

  • You wake yourself up gasping or choking.

  • Your bed partner says you snore, choke, gasp—or stop breathing—when you sleep.

  • You have high blood pressure.

  • You experience heart palpitations, “fluttering” in your chest, or your heart is pounding for no apparent reason.

  • You have high blood sugar.

  • You have insomnia.

  • Your mood is all over the place.

(Via: http://www.self.com/story/9-signs-you-might-have-sleep-apnea)

A sleep doctor can help you understand what your condition is and what can be done to help you overcome the symptoms of sleep apnea. These breathing pauses in your sleep are deadly and warrant urgent medical attention, so there’s no sense in putting off a medical appointment any longer. Getting tested at a sleep clinic can help a lot and give the doctor and you a lot of insight as to the severity of your condition.

Medical treatments like CPAP is a conventional treatment but other more convenient remedies like anti-snoring gadgets and mouthpieces also work in reducing the snoring as well as the deadly breathing pauses. You’d be surprised at how much some lifestyle changes can make a difference in your life and address sleep apnea in the process. For severe conditions, surgery is also an option although it should be the last on your list.

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Does Your Mattress Matter To Your Sleep?

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It’s true that you often fall asleep on your own on most nights (or days). Your body has its own way of telling itself that it can’t take the daily grind anymore and you need to zone out for a while. It’s what you call the sleep drive. It’s different from the circadian rhythm or body clock. Your sleep drive tells you that your body needs to rest now after pushing yourself to the limit. In short, you no longer have any energy left and need to call it a day. Whenever possible, try to get that much-needed sleep at night because that’s when many restorative biological processes only happen by then.

Although many people dismiss the idea of their beds affecting their sleep (the rationale you sleep when you’re tired), your environment, especially your bed, has a big impact to the quality and quantity of sleep you get. Some prefer to sleep in the dark while a handful with light but everyone definitely wants to sleep on a mattress that feels just right. But of course, how firm or soft a mattress is, is highly subjective. Different people have different standards. Hence, it’s not always easy to tell just how much your mattress affects your sleep but we all know we need that shuteye as much as we need to eat healthily.

Mattress Firm, Inc., reports that it has launched a new campaign designed to drive awareness around technology in an unexpected place – the mattress. Titled “Technology to Power Off,” it showcases Mattress Firm’s most innovative mattresses from Serta Simmons Bedding (SSB).
To launch the campaign, tech icon Steve Wozniak joined Mattress Firm CEO Ken Murphy on stage at the Company’s annual leadership conference in
Houston during a livestreamed keynote discussion about tech innovations and sleep. Mattress Firm is rolling out mattress technology from SSB, the largest bedding manufacturer in the United States. The event showcased the Serta iComfort® TempTouch™ and the Beautryrest Black® Hybrid.
“As a society, we line up for technology that keeps you constantly connected, yet we long for the ability to power off. Our partners at SSB continue to produce innovative products at an incredible value that are designed to do just that,” said
Sicily Dickenson, CMO of Mattress Firm. “By using tropes from successful product launches, Droga5 brought the advancement in mattress technology to the forefront.”
The keynote kicked off a fully integrated campaign that showcases the mattresses with the same fanfare and techniques that are associated with new technology launches. The campaign will feature national and local TV, radio and digital distribution. Droga5 is the creative agency behind the campaign. For more information visit www.MattressFirm.com/TechReveal2017.

(Via: http://furninfo.com/Furniture-Industry-News/7749)

Thanks to modern science, experts are now coming up with solutions to many of man’s sleep problems. From sleep disorders to sleep comfort, you are bound to come across a product in the market that claims to be the answer to your sleeping dilemma. After all, sleep is what everyone wants to do the most after working hard for the day.

What is it?

The term mattress-in-a-box really says it all. Eve is an online company, you order a mattress in the size you want, they’ll send it to you. Vacuum packed in a box.

This isn’t some rubbish box-spring though, it’s packed with the latest mattress technology. 

Eve is composed of three layers. The top layer is 3cm of memory foam, then there’s a 3cm cooling layer, which is 30 times more breathable than memory foam, and finally, there’s a sturdy, solid base foam. It’s all wrapped in an elastic polyester and dorlastan material.

How does it work?

Other mattress-in-a-box companies use different recipes, but all have a similar design philosophy. They create what they believe is the perfect mattress, manufacture it using high-quality materials, then sell it online directly to customers, cutting out the middleman. This allows them to offer a quality mattress at an affordable price.

(Via: http://www.t3.com/features/eve-mattress-review)

You may not look at mattresses the same way again with the various mattress technologies available out there. Your idea of what a good mattress should be is probably very different from the modern ones you can now buy, even online. You aren’t just looking for comfort anymore but have to check out a long list of advanced features that a good mattress should have for you to be able to sleep soundly at night. What you just need to remember is to go with your instinct. If something feels right, go for it. Although the technology behind these modern mattresses makes a lot of difference, only you can tell which one is a perfect fit for you.

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Sleep Disorders In Teens Increase With Late-Night Phone Use

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Like it or not, technology dominates modern life. Rarely can you see an individual without a smartphone in hand. People these days live a more active life in the virtual world than they do in real life. While we relish all the perks that the World Wide Web offers, it also has many disadvantages that mainly impact your health in a negative light. First off, the radiation emitted by many of these modern gadgets is not good for your health. Then, smartphone and smart gadget use can be highly addicting.

This obsession with technology has been going on for a while now. Back then, parents were often worried about young kids who are obsessed with video games. But today, they can do virtually everything they want with a smartphone in hand. You can text and call family and friends any time of the day. You can also play any game you want as long as you can download it from the app store and your phone has enough memory for it. Social media is the biggest temptation of all. You can get lost in it 24/7 and not feel sleepy at all.

TEENAGERS’ LATE-NIGHT mobile phone use is harming their mental health and sleeping patterns, according to a new study.

The study of 1,100 students aged 13 to 16 in Australia found that late-night mobile phone use was directly linked to poor sleep quality, which led to poorer mental health outcomes, reduced coping and lowered self-esteem.

Lead researcher Lynette Vernon, of Murdoch University in Perth, said the findings showed a need for curfews around the use of mobile phones in bedrooms.

(Via: https://www.thejournal.ie/phone-use-teenagers-harm-3418089-Jun2017/)

A major factor as to why many people, even young kids, get hooked to technology and their health ultimately suffers is because they have access to it at home or even outside the house. Even kids as young as 10-13 years old now own their personal smartphones. So, it’s no longer surprising that people with sleep issues are rising because our lifestyle is mainly to blame. We live in a tech-crazed world that can’t survive a day without fiddling with our smartphones or logging into our various social media accounts.

The study of 1,101 students aged between 13 and 16 years old, is thought to be the first to prove the direct link between higher mobile phone use and a rise in externalizing behaviour – such as aggression – decreased self-esteem and coping skills.

However, using mobile phones at night was not “significantly associated” with a change in depressed mood, according to the study paper.

Those behind the research suggested it could be because depressed adolescents may stop using their phones as much to contact friends. This could mean night-time use of other technology – such as devices to access social media – could be more closely linked to poor sleep and depression, they said.

(Via: https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/research-and-innovation/smartphone-use-at-night-linked-to-teen-wellbeing-decline/7018425.article)

Social media gave new meaning to our lives. However, you can’t deny that while it is fun to connect and reconnect with old and new friends online, it can take your time away from more important life responsibilities, even from your much-needed sleep. Unfortunately, teens suffer the most because they often don’t understand yet the implications of this new tech obsession and how their health ultimately suffers in the end.

These days, teachers often face classrooms filled with yawning students who stayed up late snapping selfies or playing online games.

For children and teens, using cell phones, tablets and computers at night is associated with losing sleep time and sleep quality, new research finds. Even children who don’t use their phones or the other technologies littering their bedrooms at night are losing shut-eye and becoming prone to daylight sleepiness, the analysis published today in JAMA Pediatrics finds.

The analysis found “a consistent pattern of effect across a wide range of countries and settings,” said Dr. Ben Carter, lead author and a senior lecturer in biostatistics at King’s College London.

(Via: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/31/health/kids-sleep-screens-tech/index.html)

It is the parents’ responsibility to look after their child’s health and well-being even if it means imposing a curfew on their tech use. If you just let kids use technology whenever they want to, they will eventually suffer from poor sleep quality, not get enough sleep and suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness that may pull their grades down and affect how much they participate in class.

Aside from affecting school performance, kids and teens who stay up late at night because of their smartphone use suffer from a shift in their circadian rhythm that also affects various restorative biological processes that often take place at night in your sleep. Always remember that sleep is an important factor in the normal growth and development of children, so make sure they sleep well at night and away from these addictive gadgets as much as possible.

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Got A Sleeping Problem? Get Checked At A Sleep Clinic

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The average human being these days is stretched out too thin because of numerous interests and commitments they pursue in their daily life. You often sacrifice your sleep just to make sure everything is finished before hitting the sack, so you don’t panic the following day. You are not alone. A big majority of Americans lie in bed at night with eyes still wide open because simply counting sheep doesn’t work anymore. Sleep deprivation is actually a double-edged sword that not only leaves you feeling fatigued upon arising but affects your school or work performance too because your brain did not get the rest it badly needs the night before.

If sleeping (or the lack of it) is a big issue in your life, don’t just suffer in silence. Get medical help because more often than not, sleeping issues are health issues too. There are numerous sleep disorders that may affect the quality and quantity of your sleep and it may not always be what you think it is. The best recourse is to get yourself tested at a sleep clinic because they have doctors that specialize on sleep itself and are equipped with the latest sleep technologies that can get to the root of your problem/s in no time.

Doctor Irshaad Ebrahim of the Dubai-based London Sleep Centre describes the number of current sleep disorders as “an epidemic”.

“It’s so much more important than what’s being reported in the press: lifestyle, pace of work, demands of technology, screen use – they are harming our sleep/wake cycle.”

The number of sleep clinics in the UAE are on the rise, as are do-it-yourself responses such as sleep treatments at luxury hotels and online apps for managing one’s sleep cycle. “It is a response to demand,” says Ebrahim, “just the number of people seeking help”.

According to Elizabeth Graf, a clinical psychologist at a private clinic in New York, “research continues to show the emotional and physical benefits of sleep”.

Studies have linked lack of sleep to poor performance at work, depression and overall health, including links to cancer. It is not uncommon for studies to speak about the “public health crisis” of lack of sleep, in which billions of dirhams are spent tackling the secondary effects of poor slumber. Others point to its effect on the economy, and even its role in disasters such as the nuclear meltdowns at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.

(Via: http://www.thenational.ae/arts-life/well-being/different-ways-to-tackle-sleep-deprivation-and-remain-healthy)

Although still considered as a novel concept by many, getting checked at sleep clinic is actually growing in popularity these days as technology and modern living continue to mess up your sleep cycle. There are generally two types of people who visit sleep clinics. The first are individuals who understand they have severe sleeping issues and are raring to get treated while there are those who are not only apprehensive but generally fearful of the unknown (in this case, it’s the sleeping lab itself).

Screening for OSA typically involves questionnaires about sleep that often require observations from a bed partner. They are sometimes supplemented with overnight blood oxygen readings from a finger pulse oximeter. Testing to confirm the diagnosis of OSA has typically relied upon polysomnography tests — which record your brain waves, blood oxygen level, heart rate, breathing and leg movements during sleep — although home testing kits are becoming more widely used.

You’d be surprised at how big the sleep industry has become. Gone were the days when a patient suffering from sleep issues just gets prescribed with a sleeping pill or two by their GPs to helps them sleep better at night. Today, there are countless technologies like this:  https://snoring.mouthpiece.report/good-morning-snore-solution that help screen and diagnose patients who get tested in actual sleep clinics. Since many of these sleep disorders now have a name, there are specific gadgets you can also use to address them and prevent you from becoming dependent on sleeping pills alone.

Sleep is big business in this country. The amount Americans spend on drugs and devices to achieve sleep is expected to reach over $80 billion in the next 3 years. The sleep apnea device market alone is a roughly $5 billion dollar industry. But not all the numbers are rosy, especially for sleep clinics which, according to the AASM, peaked at roughly 2,500 accredited centers in 2014. A possible reason for this is the emergence of at-home testing kits that cost around $150 to $250. In contrast, lab-based sleep tests at a typical sleep center usually cost about 3 to 5 times that. A study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that at-home testing may be as good as laboratory testing in diagnosing OSA. (STAT covered that study, and its implications for the sleep testing market, nicely.) Now fewer insurance companies are covering laboratory-based testing but more are considering covering at-home testing. In short, sleep centers are facing tough times.

This is not to say that the AASM (which accredits sleep centers) is not invested in the proper diagnosis and treatment of those with sleep disorders. They are. But it does raise questions: should the financial status of the sleep centers they accredit be taken into consideration when the AASM takes issue with the USPTF findings? And what should we make of their push to screen everyone at increased risk of developing OSA, even if they don’t have sleep-related symptoms?

(Via: https://www.healthnewsreview.org/2017/01/obstructive-sleep-apnea-screening-debates-untold-stories/)

While more and more sleep clinics are opening all over the world, they still aren’t enough to accommodate the growing number of individuals suffering from numerous sleep disorders. Patients often stay at these sleep clinics for the night and not all the time these check-ups are covered by the government or medical insurance. However, those people who are really in dire need of medical intervention for their sleep woes won’t mind shelling out the money to get tested, so they can start treatment as soon as possible. A night at a sleep clinic is often enough to get the needed baseline data before getting the necessary treatment.

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Exercises For Sleep Apnea Can Help

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People often think of exercise as a punishment for overeating, when in reality our body needs exercise the most aside from eating a balanced diet. For active people, exercise is already a part of their daily routine and they don’t feel obligated to do it. But for the rest who are contentedly living their sedentary lifestyle, they think of exercise as a burden that they aren’t thrilled about doing at all or spare a minute of their precious time.

Exercise is not only a must for overweight individuals who badly need to get rid of all traces of excess fats hanging off their bodies but for people who are having sleeping problems too.

Sleep disorders like sleep apnea make it impossible for both the snorer and the partner to sleep at night because of the loud snoring sound, a common symptom of sleep apnea. However, it helps to know that not all snorers do actually have sleep apnea, so it’s better to get tested at a sleep clinic to confirm. Obesity worsens sleep apnea and puts you at higher risk of various cardiovascular diseases. It’s actually the number one factor that predisposes you to the obstructive type of sleep apnea. Hence, losing at least 10% of your body weight improves sleep apnea as well as prevents daytime sleepiness.

More than 100 million Americans have insomnia, and a host of studies and experts say exercise could remedy it.

Multiple studies indicate that physical activity can help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer without the risks associated with sleeping pills. Exercise can also help with sleep apnea, a dangerous disorder than can cause a person to temporarily stop breathing at night.

One study showed that exercise alone led to a 25 percent reduction in sleep apnea symptoms over a three-month period.

Disturbed sleep can do more than just leave you groggy in the morning. It’s a key risk factor for diseases and conditions like stroke, heart attack, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

Doctors recommend that people get two-and-a-half hours of aerobic exercise every week. Individuals should also incorporate strength and condition exercises to their routines.

(Via: http://www.wtoc.com/story/35564903/exercise-can-fight-insomnia-sleep-apnea)

Treating sleep apnea isn’t an easy thing to do even with the help of modern medicine, which is why having more options in managing it is better and increases your chances of being able to live a normal life at the very least. You also have higher chances of enjoying deep sleep at night that not only makes you feel light and refreshed the next day but enhances memory and learning too.

One study conducted by Rush University clinical psychologist Kelly Glazer Baron found older women suffering from insomnia saw significant results after exercising, including improved sleep, more energy and less depression, CNN reported.

Exercise is also beneficial for those suffering sleep apnea, a condition that causes people to temporarily stop breathing while they sleep, as well as those suffering with restless-leg syndrome, which causes the legs or other parts of the body to itch, burn or move involuntary, according to CNN.

(Via: http://www.wokv.com/news/health-med-fit-science/experts-advise-single-healthiest-way-sleep-better/v7hm80on1jPOrt9dVoapyM/)

The experts have spoken and confirmed what we knew all along. Exercise is a great way to say goodbye to long sleepless nights caused by sleep apnea as well as improve your overall physical appearance. Aside from that, exercising also reduces insomnia as well as prevents you from waking up too early and helps you fall asleep without difficulty. A prime sleep apnea mouthpiece is here: https://snoring.mouthpiece.report/snorerx

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re guilty of making excuses on why you put off exercising over and over again, it’s now high time to get up and start moving around especially if you are now suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep health affects us greatly, so don’t put your health or safety at risk with those breathing pauses at night and hit the gym or the road to not only look good but feel good too.

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