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The Relationship Between Sleep and Anxiety

Sleeping problems are often linked to anxiety. It is difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep at night when one is anxious and afraid. Furthermore, a lack of sleep can worsen anxiety, resulting in an anxiety-driven vicious cycle.   The most common mental health problem in the United States is anxiety, and inadequate sleep is known to have severe implications for overall health. Therefore, understanding the relationship between anxiety and sleep can be fundamental to both physical and emotional health.     How does anxiety work? And what are anxiety disorders?   The feeling of anxiety is one of worry...
The Relationship Between Sleep and Obesity

The Relationship Between Sleep and Obesity

Many have believed and still believe that obesity and weight gain is simply a function of diet and physical activity. However, more recent research has clearly shown that other factors contribute to obesity, including genetic dispositions and sleeping habits.   In the case of sleep, deprivation leads to weight gain, which subsequently leads to more sleep issues that further stimulate even more weight gain (it can be an exceedingly frustrating cycle). This article focuses on this cycle, how it happens and possible ways to prevent or cure it.     How does a lack of sleep lead to obesity and...
Best Snacks to Eat Before Bed

Best Snacks to Eat Before Bed

It’s late at night, and you are minutes away from sleep, but you feel that pang of hunger or just a craving to eat something. Of course, you know that it is best not to eat too late at night, as the scientific evidence lists a couple of adverse effects, but you still have to eat something. This article is your cheat code, as it lists some snacks that are safe to eat just before bed or late at night.     However, you should note that even with snacks, experts recommend that you don't take more than 200 calories...
Five Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Five Effects of Sleep Deprivation

The morning after a sleepless night usually leaves us cranky, tired and feeling generally “not-so-good”. Of course, this is something that everybody can relate to. However, many are unaware of the other more severe effects of sleep deprivation on the body, especially when it becomes a constant habit.   This article gives you insight into the full range of consequences that result from sleep deprivation. What is Sleep Deprivation? Sleep deprivation simply means getting less sleep than what is expected of you. For adults, the expected number of hours of sleep ranges between seven and nine hours each night, while...