Tag: sleep

Exercise and sleep relationship

Exercise and sleep relationship

In a very important recent scientific study, the researchers from the Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine investigated a bidirectional relation between sleep and physical exercise. So far, mainly the influence of exercise on sleep was studied. Here, the researchers extended their interests: they looked at the issue, how sleep […]

What is Kava Kava?

What is Kava Kava?

Kava kava is an herbal remedy that is used to relieve stress and anxiety and boost sleep. This plant extract has a calming, euphoric effect that some people compare with that of alcohol. Its scientific name is Piper methysticum and it is native to the  islands of the Pacific Ocean. Traditionally, people made a […]

The importance of a good night’s sleep and how diet can effect it.

The importance of a good night’s sleep and how diet can effect it.

Sleep is complex!Circadian rhythmPhases and patterns of sleepThe function and importance of sleepHow does diet effect sleep quality?CarbohydratesMilk drinksFruitConclusionsReference: Sleep is complex! Sleep is a complex phenomenon and is characterised by distinct behavioural, physiological and neurophysiological aspects. As humans we spend about a third of our lives sleeping, and on […]

Diet – key to success

Diet – key to success

Many people, especially beginners, are wondering what the basis and the key to being healthy are, as well as shaping the figure. How to combine these two goals? Undoubtedly, the basis for our figure to look aesthetically, especially during the holidays, is the right strength training and change to our […]

What is the effectiveness of melatonin supplementation and its influence on sleep? – brief study

What is the effectiveness of melatonin supplementation and its influence on sleep? – brief study

In the meta-analysis of 19 studies, in which 1683 people took part, melatonin demonstrated a significant effectiveness in shortening the time of falling asleep (falling asleep faster by 7,06 minutes)  and prolonging total sleep time (by 8,25 minutes). Melatonin and sleep efficiency – summary of studyMelatonin and sleep efficiency – […]