16 Jul, 2024
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Eating Kiwi Has An Unexpected Effect On Your Sleep – Health Digest

In a 2011 study published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers recruited 24 participants to analyze how kiwi consumption impacted sleep. One hour before going to bed, participants ate two kiwifruits nightly over the course of four weeks. By the end of the study, the researchers saw reductions in the time it […]

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Warning Signs Your Insomnia Is Actually Sleep Apnea – Health Digest

As outlined in a 2019 research article published in Brain Sciences, there is such a thing as joint insomnia and sleep apnea — aptly named comorbid insomnia and sleep apnea (COMISA). With prevalence rates standing at approximately 30% to 50%, people with the disorder often experience fatigue, daytime sleepiness, poor quality of sleep, and more. […]

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The Little-Known Berry That’s Low-Calorie And Can Help You Sleep – Health Digest

The Cleveland Clinic estimates that around 50 million people throughout the United States struggle with their sleep. If you’re one of them, you may want to test out the goji berry’s reputation for yourself, although science has already done some legwork to back up anecdotal sleep-related evidence about the berry. The sleep-inducing potential of goji […]

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Avoid This Sleep Position If You Have High Blood Pressure And Sleep Apnea – Health Digest

Obstructive sleep apnea and high blood pressure are two conditions that appear to go hand in hand. It has been reported that 89% of people between the ages of 18-35 with high blood pressure not due to secondary causes have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as an underlying condition, according to a 2022 study in Current […]

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Science Says This Steamy Activity Will Strengthen Your Heart And Help You Sleep – Health Digest

If you’re wondering if saunas are safe for your heart, know that they aren’t thought to be harmful for the average healthy person, or even for patients with stable heart disease or mild heart failure (via Harvard Health Publishing). As outlined in the 2021 scientific review, sauna bathing has been linked with decreases in blood pressure, […]

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Can Eating Hummus Really Help You Sleep? We Put It To The Test – Health Digest

I had very little of the “rolling around and lying awake for hours” experience on the night I tried this hack. Here’s how it went.  Let me preface this by saying — I wouldn’t call myself a fan of hummus. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve even tried the […]

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We Tried TikTok’s Sweatshirt Hack To Sleep Like A Baby. Here’s How It Went – Health Digest

According to Callie Galey, start by folding a sweatshirt of your choice in half with the sleeves left to hang down. Then, place it over the top half of your head, leaving your nose and mouth open. Then, lie down and use the sleeves of your sweatshirt (now directly behind your head) to wrap thick […]

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The Popular Sleep Medication You Should Avoid Taking With Coffee At All Costs – Health Digest

There’s a reason why coffee has been classically touted as a morning pick-me-up beverage. It jolts your system awake. “Caffeine works by blocking sleep-promoting receptors in your brain called adenosine receptors. It can do this because, structurally, caffeine looks very similar to adenosine, the molecule that usually binds to these receptors,” primary care physician Dr. Rashad […]

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When You Sleep In, This Is What Happens To Your Blood Pressure – Health Digest

The study looked at the sleep patterns of more than 12,000 people for nine months, focusing on the irregular patterns of what time they went to bed, how much time they slept, and what time they woke up in the morning. Most of the people studied were middle-aged men who were overweight. If their wakeup […]

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How to look after your Bone & Muscle Health during Menopause

1 in 2 women over the age of 50 are said to be suffering from osteoporosis. Nutritionist Natalie Rouse reveals her 4 essential tips on maintaining bone and muscle health during menopause Many women experience bone and muscle weakness during menopause, with a significant number reporting these issues as primary health concerns. Indeed, according to […]