Melatonin Disruption and Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

Tina Ureten

The increasing use of electronic and electric devices such as televisions, computers, mobile devices, cell phones and recent 5G towers significantly elevated the exposure of our bodies to electromagnetic fields (EMG-EMFs). Many studies show that exposure to EMFs disturbs brain functions, hormones, fertility and enzyme activity, depending on the frequency and duration of the exposure.

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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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Link Between Sleep Deprivation, Body Weight and Obesity

Donna Costa
Getting sufficient sleep should be part of any weight management effort. Sleep deprivation and insomnia change hormonal balance, increase appetite, impair glucose metabolism and energy consumption, leading to weight problems. Sleep problems and insomnia increase the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and heart disease. 

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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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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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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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Sleep Crisis – Century’s Epidemic Problem

Tina Ureten
Insomnia is being an epidemic problem in every society. The deprivation of sleep is especially very common in younger adults and children. Insomnia affects 15 % of North American population. Coffee, smart phones, tablets are causing nearly 2 hours less daily sleep comparing to 100 years ago

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