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Sleep Technology: Gadgets and Products Designed to Enhance Sleep

Sleep is increasingly impacted by the world of technology—and as a business, it is booming. It is an exciting time of innovation with numerous …

Snoring linked to skull thinning and potentially fatal condition

Why you shouldn’t ignore discolored nails, bad breath and more

Health

The Physiological Factors Behind the Terrifying But Harmless Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis

In a somatic episode of Life Noggin, narrator Pat Graziosi who voices the animated Blocko explained the terrifying but harmless experience of sleep …

Why do I wake up gasping for air?

While waking up gasping for air is not uncommon, it can be extremely frightening.<p>Some causes, such as post-nasal drip, are easily treated. Others may …

WATCH: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Sleep with Your Dog, According to Latest Study

If you’re a dog lover—or just happen to live with a pooch or two—you’re undoubtedly used to cuddling up at night with your pup, whether you want to …

Philips Acquires Sleep Apnea Wearable Nightbalance to Expand its Sleep & Respiratory Care Portfolio

Philips announced that it has acquired NightBalance, a Netherlands-based digital health startup that has developed a sleep apnea wearable that is …

Narcolepsy Gave Me Disturbing Spiritual Visions

"A miracle and a disorder met at a perfect confluence of science and faith."<p>Late one night almost 19 years ago, I had a spiritual experience. I was lying awake to pray about the worsening abuse and alcoholism in my home life and the anger I felt, which was both my shield and poison. As I prayed …

Older Americans are rarely evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea, yet many are at risk

In a study of community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older who were asked about sleep disturbances, 56% were estimated to be at high …

How to lose weight with the 'Two Treat Rule'

One Small Thing<p>This simple rule can give you self-control around the foods you love while turning healthy eating into a lifelong habit.<p>There’s no such thing as foods you shouldn’t eat, according to registered dietitian Amanda Baker Lemein. According to her, allowing yourself tiny indulgences …

Nutrition

Sleep Basics: REM, Sleep Stages, & More

What happens when you sleep?<p>When you sleep, your body rests and restores its energy levels. However, sleep is an active state that affects both your …

Sleep

I Didn't Take My Narcolepsy Seriously Until I Fell Asleep And Almost Killed A Family

As a grant writer in rural Oregon, I documented the need for bridge repairs, water treatment and other infrastructure in surrounding communities. When I was 48 years old, as I drove to meet the mayor of a small town, a deliciously tired feeling nearly overcame me, so I pulled over, fell asleep and …

Sleep

To Prevent Falls In Older Age, Try Regular Exercise

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older adults. In 2014, about 1 in 3 adults aged 65 and older reported falling, and falls were linked to 33,000 deaths.<p>If you want to reduce the risk of falling, regular exercise may be your best bet, according to the latest recommendations from …

Vitamin D

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

Have you experienced sleep paralysis? Here’s what it feels like for me

You wake up, it’s 5am and you curse the fact you’ve been roused hours before you need to be up.<p>Laying in bed, you suddenly realise you’re not alone …

Sleep

Five major psychiatric disorders have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was …

The Brain

Modafinil: the genius is out of the bottle

2 Airlines Just Made the List of America's Top 20 Most Hated Companies (Can You Guess Which?)

You might not get it right.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Public distaste for companies can run a little behind actuality.<p>By the time surveys are taken and opinions are expressed, the distasteful companies are already doing …

Cord Cutters Say They’re Saving Money, Poll Says

Cord cutters say they are saving an average of $115 per month, according to a new survey, which also found that within five years more than half of …

Pay-TV

'I Tried Light Therapy And It Made A Huge Difference In My Life'

"Basically, I'm hooked."<p>A whopping 50 to 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. I’m one of them.<p>When I was in sixth grade, I was diagnosed with delayed sleep phase syndrome (DSPS), a disorder that makes me unable to fall asleep at conventional …

Studies Show Interrupted Sleep is a Contributing Factor to Alzheimer’s

We all need sleep to recover from the stresses of the day. Sleep restores neural pathways and refreshes our mind. Periods of abstinence from rest may …

This Is What It's Like to Have Sleep Paralysis And What Science Says About It

Literally the stuff of nightmares.<p>The first time sleep paralysis struck me was in the winter of 2012.<p>My grandfather had recently died, and I was …

Tech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules

SAN FRANCISCO — Over the past two months, Google has started letting people around the world choose what data they want to share with its various products, including Gmail and Google Docs.<p>Amazon recently began improving the data encryption on its cloud storage service and simplified an agreement …

Privacy

How blockchain could kill both cable and Netflix

Blockchain technology, powered by nodes of peer-to-peer computers around the world, is on the rise. So can we expect decentralized entertainment applications built on blockchain to replace streaming services like Netflix or Amazon and be the final death knell for Cable?<p>Video production studios have …

Blockchain

6 Surprising Ways to Save Money in 2018

When was the last time you took a close look at your expenses? If it has been a while, the first month of the new year is a good time to figure out …

New diet focuses on counting time, not calories

There are thousands of diets around - many of them fads - but a new eating plan is proving successful for those struggling to keep weight off …

3 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Soda Today

It's bubbly, refreshing, sweet, and definitely perks you up out of an afternoon slump. Having a can of soda can't be <i>that</i> bad for you, right? We asked registered dietitian Sheri Kasper to weigh in on that daily can of cola, and unfortunately, it's not good — yes, diet soda, too! — for these three …