Melatonin - The Magical Sleep Hormone

Tina Ureten
Melatonin is known as a sleep hormone and it controls our circadian rhythms. Its production is increased by darkness and suppressed by light. It reaches its highest level in the night and drops down to almost zero during the day. It regulates our biological clock and plays critical role for our health. Various factors play role in the production of the melatonin, the most important factor is body’s exposure to the light.

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Win a BB Weighted Blanket (valued at $249)

Donna Costa

Body Benefit Blankets is giving away an amazing BB Weighted Blanket (valued at $249). Enter your name for a chance to win!

Weighted health blankets are known to help improve sleep quality, ease restlessness, and improve concentration. Body Benefit Blankets is giving away an amazing that can be used by anyone in your family.  

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Sleep Loss due to Binge-Watching

Donna Costa
Binge-watching is defined as watching multiple episodes of the same series in one sitting. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of US adults admit to suffering sleep loss as a result. The increasingly prevalent binge-viewing habit has many harmful effect on our health and it is strongly associated with sleep problems and insomnia.

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10 Ways to Sleep Better if you have Insomnia

Donna Costa
Tired of tossing and turning at night? Tired of counting sheep in order to fall asleep?  Consider changes in your sleeping environment, diet, nutrition, and sleep habits. These simple tips will help you sleep better and be more energetic and productive during the day. 

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Sleep Problems in Teenagers

Donna Costa

The recent studies help scientists to better understand the importance of sleep during childhood and adolescence years.  The deprivation of sleep in modern society is having a catastrophic impact on health, wellness, even the safety and education of teens and children.

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Menopause and Insomnia

Donna Costa

Menopause takes place over a period of many years. The hormonal changes commonly cause a wide range of sleep disorders. Sleep deprivation, insomnia, sleep disordered breathing (SDB), restless legs syndrome (RLS), mood and anxiety disorders are just some of the challenges women undergo.

During midlife, most important factors disturbing the sleep are:

  1. Declining production of sleep-promoting hormone progesterone 
    Lower level of estrogen which has strong impact on sleep and mood
    Frequent sleep disrupters such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings.

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FIBROMYALGIA: 10 Ways BB Weighted Blankets can Help

Donna Costa

Treating fibromyalgia, or relieving the symptoms associated with it, is quite complicated. Treatments include prescription drugs, healthy diet, vitamins, essential oils, and lifestyle changes.

The alternative, non-drug treatments are being preferred by some due to the side effects of the chemical drugs. The thermal effect from Far Infrared Ray (FIR) has been shown to be very useful according to many studies.

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Sleep and Sleep Cycles

Donna Costa
To start sleep process, pineal gland in the brain pumps melatonin. Then brain shuts itself to outside stimulus and turns inward. When we are falling sleep, short and strong contractions of the body parts start. Brain cells begin processing and registering daily information. Our immune system gets boosted during the good night sleep.

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What is ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Donna Costa
The incidence of ADHD in children is on the rise. Some data show that over 10% of children ages 5 -17 in the USA have the disorder. There is a concern that ADHD is being over diagnosed because of societal pressure for treatment of certain behaviours. But some experts say that ADHD is simply becoming more widely known, and with increased awareness, more children are diagnosed and getting the treatment they really need.

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Sleep Deprivation: Causes and Effects

Donna Costa
Sleep is fundamental human need. Deprivation of sleep has very serious biological consequences for our health. Sleep deprivation affects cognitive functioning, decision-making, and reaction times. Many factors contribute to this issue, including lifestyle, habits, stress, technological dependencies, work demands, etc.

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