Posts Tagged: sleep

Blue Light: The Sleep Killer

Blue Light: The Sleep Killer

Sleep is pivotal for every human being. Whether you are an adult or a teenager, a good night sleep can provide increased cognitive reasoning, wider attention span, and simply a good feeling to tackle the day. However, there are many ways in which we can get a lack of sleep or even a bad sleep…. Read more

The Psychology of Dreaming

The Psychology of Dreaming

   Dreaming, a term conservatively defined as the various thoughts, memories, and emotions that occur during sleep, is a phenomenon that has stumped psychologists for decades. Why? Because the reasoning behind why dreams occur is extremely elusive, leaving psychologists with an incredibly large unanswered question. Though a definite explanation has yet to be discovered, psychologists continue to… Read more

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Twitching While Falling Asleep? Here’s Why

Have you ever been jolted awake by the feeling of falling off a cliff right before you’re about to fall asleep? Or perhaps your body shook uncontrollably as you were closing your eyes? There is a very high chance you might have—in fact, about 70% of people have experienced this at one or multiples times in their lives. Sudden, involuntary… Read more

Insomnia May Be In Your DNA

Insomnia May Be In Your DNA

If you have insomnia, you may have more in common with Madonna, George Clooney, Lady Gaga and Kim Cattrall than you thought. In a Netherlands study, researchers asked 113,000 participants if they had trouble falling asleep every night. Those who responded “usually” were classified as having insomnia. Researchers then took insomnia DNA and found seven genes that those suffering had in… Read more

Shifts in Oxygen Levels Reset Circadian Clock

Shifts in Oxygen Levels Reset Circadian Clock

Sleeping Patterns (or a Lack Thereof) It’s happened to the best of us. With all the shows to binge, tests to study for, and work to do, one night is all it takes to throw off your sleeping schedule entirely. One all-nighter is enough to keep you struggling to go to sleep at your normal… Read more

Can Adding Fiber to Your Diet Help You Sleep Better?

Can Adding Fiber to Your Diet Help You Sleep Better?

We often see new lists of foods that can supposedly improve your sleep, but a recent study narrows in on one thing which most of these foods have in common – fiber. The study, conducted at Columbia University and published in this month’s issue of Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, found that fatty and sugary foods disrupt healthy… Read more