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Simple Tips for Staying Asleep

Debra Murray

  Getting a good night's rest is a precious commodity. However, if you're like the ranks of many others, you may find yourself tossing and turning through the night. Worse yet, you may not even be able to fall asleep in the first place, finding yourself staring up at the ceiling and wondering why counting sheep doesn't work.     There's nothing more frustrating than heading off to bed, drifting off as soon as your head hits the pillow, only to wake up in the wee hours of the morning, unable to fall back to sleep. Here are some simple tips...

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What Happens to Your Body When You are Sleep Deprived

Debra Murray

It is easy to stay up way past bedtime when you have a lot on your plate, but cutting back on getting a good night's rest each night is detrimental to your health. Read on to find out more about what happens to your body when you become sleep deprived. Higher Risk for Heart Disease  When a person gets far less than eight hours of sleep at night, it has an impact on their heart and arteries, which can lead to an increase in blood pressure and heart rate that lasts well into the next day. If the sleep deprivation goes on for too...

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Health Tips for Restless Legs

Debra Murray

Restless leg syndrome causes an extreme urge for those affected to move their legs, especially at night. This often leads to difficulty in sleeping and daytime drowsiness. However, lack of sleep may not be the worst of the effects caused by this condition. Research is showing that those who suffer from restless leg syndrome have an increased risk of developing heart disease, as well as an increased risk of early death.   A study by Mayo Clinic found that those with more severe cases of restless leg syndrome, meaning that the legs twitch more than 35 times per hour, were...

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