DRINKING more water before hitting the sack could help you sleep better. That's according to a fresh study by Penn State University, which suggests those who suffer a night of poor sleep should consider dehydration as a cause, and drink more water. Reasons for sleepless nights are sometimes linked to underlying psychological issues, but the new research suggests simply being hydrated could solve a night of tossing and turning. "If you are only getting six hours of sleep a night, it can affect your hydration status," said Penn State's professor of biobehavioral health, Asher Rosinger. "This study suggests that if you're not getting enough sleep, and you feel bad or tired the next day, drink extra water." The research looked at how sleep affected hydration status and the risk of dehydration in adults from the US and China. More than 20,000 adults were sampled in the study, and analysed through the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Participants were surveyed about their … [Read more...] about The simple trick you can do before bed to help you sleep and beat insomnia
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Thomas Farragher Globe Columnist August 18, 2018 We sit in candlelight, our knees almost touching, and I stare into eyes deep and soulful and talk about my dreams.Literally.Dreams about floating in the sky, skimming treetops and avoiding power lines as I drift like a colorful hot-air balloon toward a lazy river in the near distance. Advertisement Technicolor dreams of parties, and old friends, and of the days of my youth when a tankful of gas and car full of classmates held the promise — and in my slumber holds it again — of joyous adventure in my little hometown. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in this early-morning email. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here “That sounds wonderful,’’ my companion tells me.He is Charles Czeisler. And as we sit in the … [Read more...] about Sleep, the final frontier: this guy studies it. Here’s what he has to say.
THE world of sleep is a magical but often mind-boggling one. From the perfect room temperature to the ideal amount of shut-eye we should all be getting each night, there are so many questions surrounding sleep. Luckily, our expert has got the answers . . . Q. OUR ten-year-old daughter just cannot sleep. She reads and reads, often until 11pm. We have tried asking her to switch off the light but she just wriggles around, making sure we are aware that she is still awake. She’s terrible in the mornings and we are sure she would be a happier person with more sleep but we have no idea how to make that happen. What should we do? A. As parents you are the best people to help your child learn to sleep independently. However, at times you may feel exhausted, stressed and worried about the amount of sleep your child may or may not be getting. Create a bedtime box that you make with your child. Put all the things she will need to feel safe at night into the box and do this … [Read more...] about You asked how to get your child to sleep — our expert answers and recommends top sleeping aid products
If your career depends on focus and productivity, it’s possible your lack of sleep is holding you back professionally. That’s because sleep and productivity are directly intertwined. You can’t expect to be productive without getting enough quantity or quality sleep on a consistent basis. Women professionals are at particular risk of suffering from sleep problems. Sleep disturbances are intrinsic to women throughout their life cycle, and this is often the result of their multitasking role. Working women are frequently the caregivers for their families and/or parents at the same time they’re dedicating themselves to their careers. Poor sleep can affect memory, concentration and clarity of thought, and it can cause writers block and impact productivity and success. It’s one of the biggest factors in job burnout. Many organizations have started to view sleep deprivation as a productivity killer and employee health issue. To prevent lack of sleep from impacting … [Read more...] about Women shouldn’t let sleep disorders impact their career
Former S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt has warned against breast enhancement surgery, saying her hair fell out and she struggled to walk after her procedure. The singer and actress had her implants removed following years of health issues since going under the knife in August 2013.The 37-year-old said in an interview with the Mail on Sunday: "Within six months my hair started to fall out in clumps."Then I started sleeping more and more - eventually 22 hours a day."I couldn't move from bed because my muscles were aching."I lost balance, I was always freezing cold and my brain fog meant I couldn't remember anything."Spearritt revealed she visited a private doctor the following summer."He said I was anxious and depressed, and prescribed a maximum dose of Prozac," she said.The former pop star was also prescribed the anti-anxiety and epilepsy drug Pregablin ahead of an S Club 7 reunion tour in 2015.Spearritt said it only masked her symptoms enough to get through the performances."Doctors … [Read more...] about Former S Club 7 star Hannah Spearritt warns ‘don’t get breast implants’ after years of health problems