December 19th, 2013

Don’t Let the Snoring Damage Your Marriage

Snoring can lead to poor sleep and daytime fatigue, irritability, and increased health problems. If your snoring keeps your partner awake, it can also create major relationship problems. Thankfully, sleeping in separate bedrooms isn’t the only remedy for snoring. There are many other effective solutions available. Identify the causes Snoring occurs when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is physically obstructed. The factors that obstruct air flow, includes: • Obstructed nasal airways: Some people snore only during allergy seasons or when they have a sinus infection. Deformities of the nose such as a deviated septum (a structural change in the wall that separates one nostril

February 21st, 2013

How Sleep Affects Your looks

Proper sleep is essential for healthy skin. When you sleep, your body repairs and renews itself. That process goes on at the cellular level in your skin. Missing sleep for one might isn’t a big deal, but chronic sleep deprivation is bad for your health, and can increase your risk of disease. Dr Sheilly Kapoor Consultant Dermatology Medanta The Medicity shares about importance of sleep in your good looks.. Why sleep is important for skin It is during our slumber time that the body repairs the daily damage caused to the skin by stress, ultraviolet rays and other detrimental exposures to dust and pollution. Sleep is when the body produces more proteins, which are the cell’s building

March 23rd, 2010

Six Signs of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deficit built up over just five nights can stress your heart! For long scientists have been speaking about the restorative effects of sleep and the negative effects on your health when you skimp on it. But the study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has found that a sleep deficit built up over just five nights can significantly stress the heart. Sounds scary! Doctors add that of late more and more number of young people are coming with sleep deficit and change in lifestyle is to share the blame for it. . Sometimes knowingly and more often unknowingly we sacrifice our sleep hours to accomplish more tasks during the day. It’s not that our body

March 19th, 2010

Sleep Apnea

People suffering from sleep apnea endure fitful sleep through out the night, waking up often to catch their breath and suffer from amnesia about their turmoil in bed. Though sleep apnea can happen to anyone, as high as 70 to 90% sufferers are middle aged overweight men.    How sleep apnea is different from snoring? Snoring is a loud sound that a person makes as they breathe during sleep. Snoring is the symptom mostly in cases of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a true breathing obstruction, which requires the sleeper to wake up to catch on his breath. Signs • Loud snoring and frequent awakenings through out the night. • Fatigue and headache in the morning after night’s sleep. •

January 2nd, 2010

Go Ahead and Take Cat Naps

Cat naps. Power naps. Naps rejuvenate you and this has been proven scientifically. Considering the lives we live most of us are sleep deprived and napping is one of the most powerful ways to make deposits in your overdrawn sleep account. Sleep is cumulative. Don’t sleep well one day and you will feel the impact the other day. Don’t sleep for days together and you’ll build up sleep deficit. Naps are good both for weekends and weekdays. Compare naps to the ‘save’ button on your computer and they help you recharge and face the latter part of the day with increased enthusiasm. What napping does to you?   Planned nap improves your performance and the effect lasts

November 24th, 2009

Sleepless in the City

“I never compromise on my sleep, because when I do I feel very grumpy and am not at all energetic in the day, and I sleep for solid seven to eight hours every day. But, I do not disclose it when I am with my friends, because most of them are sleep deprived and they feel jealous when they learn that I manage to get so many hours of shut eye,” disclosed Anita Bhargav, Relationship Manager with ICICI Bank. Young India is sleepless and they are not apologetic about it. In fact, sleeping less is often worn as badge of honour, because the person is able to accomplish so much more. While talking of sleep, you can’t skip time. An hour spent in sleep is hour well spent. For years doctors

September 18th, 2009

Sleep like a baby

While most of us spend an occasional night counting sheep, there are many who have trouble falling asleep. Inability to sleep on a regular basis night after night is insomnia. Foods high in amino acid tryptophan, like bananas, figs, honey, milk and nuts promote sleep. Hence almost all remedies on insomnia feature these food items. 1. Drink warm milk sweetened with honey before bed time. 2. Eat bottle-gourd (ghiya) vegetable as it cures insomnia. Rub your scalp everyday with sesame oil containing one tablespoon bottle gourd juice. This is another easy and effective home remedy for insomnia. 3. Rub one tablespoon of curd on forehead. This will bring good sleep. 4. Prepare a tea using one

September 18th, 2009

Foods for Forty Winks

You spend one third of your life sleeping. There can be no doubts on the restorative effects of sleep. If sleep evades you and you spend your nights counting sheep, your sleep solutions are a plate away. Yes, it is true, what you eat and when can make a big difference to the quality of sleep that you get. The timing of your meals is important. It is wise not to eat a large meal within two hours of bedtime. The best routine is to have a large meal during the day and a small meal or snack in the evening. But keep the snack to 200 calories only (for instance, slap together a peanut butter whole-wheat sandwitch). Anything more than that, can make you feel bloated and too uncomfortable to

September 16th, 2009

Good Night. Sleep Tight.

All of us come across an odd night spent tossing on bed due to stress, heartburn or drinking too much caffeine. Sleepless nights on a regular basis qualify for insomnia. Healthy food, exercise and sound sleep nurture a good health. A good night rest kick starts a great day. Sleep is natural; it beckons us on its own schedule. Life becomes difficult when sleep needs an effort. Sleep refreshes, recharges and rejuvenates us. Habitual sleeplessness is insomnia. Not getting a good night sleep can mean trouble falling asleep to disturbed sleep through the night. Chronic insomnia is the failure to get an entire night’s sleep on most nights over a one- month period. Sleeplessness is more than

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