19 Apr, 2024
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A New Study Unravels The Curious Way Your Sleep Cycle Can Affect Your Blood Pressure – Health Digest

You have an internal clock in your brain that controls the actions of your organs, tissues, and cells. Some of the genes within your cells work with this internal clock, acting as hands to transmit specific functions and provide feedback to the central clock. This circadian rhythm is about 24 hours, which is convenient given […]

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The Unexpected Milk That Will Have You Drifting Off To Sleep In No Time – Health Digest

Almonds contain tryptophan, melatonin, and magnesium, all of which have been associated with better sleep. Tryptophan is the essential amino acid responsible for why you feel drowsy after a good turkey dinner. It’s abundantly available in turkey and almonds. But there’s an unexpected way in which tryptophan works to stimulate drowsiness: it is involved in the creation of […]

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What Happens To Your Sleep When You Stop Drinking Coffee – Health Digest

The more coffee you drink, the harder this transition may be. According to a 2023 survey issued by Statista, nearly 80% of daily coffee-drinkers reported consuming two or more cups of coffee while at home during the work week. For people with a higher coffee intake, abruptly cutting themselves off can lead to disruptions in […]

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What Happens To Your Sleep When You Stop Eating Carbs – Health Digest

Because carbohydrates enhance tryptophan uptake, you may not feel that same pull toward sleep when you stop eating carbs. Additionally, you’ll no longer experience the same spike in blood sugar levels that occurs after eating refined carbs like white bread or potato chips. Sudden increases in blood sugar levels followed by an inevitable sugar crash […]

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Sleep Mistakes That Can Increase Your Risk Of Cancer – Health Digest

All of us have an internal body clock called the circadian rhythm, or circadian cycle. It’s a 24-hour clock that regulates when we feel sleepy, hungry, and alert. The circadian rhythm also has a role to play in our mood and mental health, metabolism, and regulation of blood sugar and cholesterol. This internal clock is driven by light — […]

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When You Stop Taking Birth Control, This Is What Happens To Your Sleep – Health Digest

Birth control pills do more than influence changes in sex hormones — estrogen and progesterone — within your body. They also cause changes in body temperature. It is not uncommon to experience changes in your basal body temperature when you’re on birth control. In fact, being on hormonal birth control could cause temperature changes similar to what women […]

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Turning dreams into reality: a step-by-step guide to manifesting what you want in 2024 

Can you really turn your dreams into reality? Holistic health & wellbeing practitioner Nicci Roscoe says you can. Here is her step by step guide to manifesting what you want in 2024 Manifesting is an exciting and powerful process that helps you receive what you really want by focusing your intent on it and making […]

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When You Stop Masturbating, This Is What Happens To Your Sleep – Health Digest

Endorphins, vasopressin, oxytocin, norepinephrine, and serotonin are some other hormones involved in an orgasm that can also put you right to sleep. As explained by sexologist Rebecca Alvarez Story (via Well+Good), while endorphins act as natural painkillers and make you feel more relaxed, vasopressin and oxytocin work against the stress hormones in your system.   High levels of stress hormones, specifically […]

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This Is The Best Sleep Position For Your Circulation – Health Digest

Left-side sleeping may be particularly beneficial for the circulatory health of individuals who are pregnant (via CNN). During pregnancy, the fetus places upward pressure on the organs. We already know that positioning our weight on our right side as we dream reduces blood flow, but the additional stress from the organs during pregnancy may further […]

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Turns Out Eating This Popular Carb Can Help You Drift Off To Sleep With Ease – Health Digest

It seems the Japanese studies were mainly focused on the sleep-friendly properties of white rice, as that’s the more popularly consumed type of rice in Japan.  White rice has a glycemic index (GI) of 72, which is considered high. The researchers of the 2014 study hypothesize that high-GI foods boost the presence of the amino acid […]