As long as there have been people who could not sleep, ways of getting to sleep have been suggested. According to Wikipedia, for over four hundred years a solution has been to count sheep. Identical sheep pass by, climbing over the low spot in a fence or wall. The insomniac counts each one, one-at-a-time.
Just as sure as night and day, sleep is a part of life – not just a part, but an integral part. It’s the way we are made. Machines can be made to run day-and-night weeks at a time, but not the human body.
After all the talk of the need of sleep and urging us to get enough sleep, some of us may be tempted to say, “Well, you can’t get too much sleep.” So it is only fair to ask, “Can we sleep too much?” Apparently, the answer is, “Yes.”
The questions of How much sleep is enough? and When is it too much sleep? are addressed by several persons and organizations in books and articles and online. Frankly, there is not total agreement on the answers, though there is some general agreement with differences on particulars.
Digestive disorders are a real threat to health. Not only do they damage the colon and the small intestine, and are a contributing factor in colon cancer, they are also a further threat to health by disturbing sleep. Medical research is discovering more about the role of probiotic micro-organisms, not only in digestion, but as part of the immune system. As such, they have the potential of improving sleep.
A pain in the neck is a rather common term in our language, used for persons, things or situations that cause or exacerbate problems. It does have roots in reality. Stressful situations cause tension. In response, our muscles tense up, including neck muscles. And neck tension is a cause of both neck aches and headaches. I
Most of us, if not all, have experienced back pain of some level at some time. For a large percentage of us this has been several times. Many persons suffer back pain frequently or constantly, ranging from light to very painful to severe.
Most of us would like to have a good night’s sleep night after night. However, there are many of us who do not sleep well. Sometimes the cause is noise or light. Perhaps we are too warm. Or pressure points and an achy back keep us tossing and turning. About a third of us wake up to catch another breath because of sleep apnea and hypopnea.
How the Right Pillow Can Help Aleviate Snoring Snoring isn’t just a nuisance for the other people in the house who are trying to sleep. It can also be a health hazard. Sleep Apnea – Most Common Cause of Snoring If your snoring is a result of apnea (stopping breathing…