The Sweet Sweep of Sleep

Ahh, the sweet balm that soothes the nerves and restores the soul at the end of the day. Sadly, for some of us it is elusive, and its intangible rewards sporadic. Sleep. It can get interrupted,…

Sleep Deprivation may Lead to Impaired Insulin Response in Fat Cells

Insulin response? Huh? It’s just what it says, the way the body responds to insulin and the challenges that excite it in the first place. Insulin, as you recall, is a polypeptide hormone secreted by…

Sleep and Weight

Ahh, yes, that state of rest for body and soul. It’s the time when will power and consciousness are suspended, and when body functions are mostly in neutral. Most sleep scientists agree that sleep…

Shift Work and Your Health

Rotating shifts causes difficulties because it works in opposition to the body’s normal circadian rhythms, the most influential being the sleep/wake cycle. There is also the matter of social…

Lack Of Sleep Alters Hormones, Affects Weight

Sleep disorders are coming under closer scrutiny in a society plagued by their ubiquity, prompted by extraneous and self-induced pressures and obligations. Discovery of the genetic basis for…

Sleep and Kids

Each child is unique and has his own distinct needs for sleep. Generally, a preschooler needs 10 to 12 hours a night, maybe with a nap during the day. The surprise is that the school-age and…