You got it: better sleep may actually be one of the secret benefits of living longer and living healthier. A study in the May 1 issue of the journal Sleep indicates that sleep factors big time into one’s quality of life and longevity.
I get asked pretty frequently about alternative therapies to treat sleep problems. While drugs do have their place in treating some types of sleep disorders, there’s something to be said for the array of so-called alternative methods that don’t entail pharmaceuticals but do, in fact, support restful sleep.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste, as the old adage goes. But so is sleep.
Last week a new study emerged indicating that chronic insomnia may be doing more damage to your brain than you ever thought: it could be associated with a wasting away of its gray matter.