Tag: sleep

Insomnia – how to fight it?

Insomnia – how to fight it?

Insomnia is one of the diseases of civilisation in the 21st century. We have statistically more stressful situations during the day than our ancestors, we live in a constant hurry and work in different shifts – all this is not conducive to a regular daily routine that would facilitate rapid […]

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 isPiper methysticum andit 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 […]

How to get a healthy amount of sleep

How to get a healthy amount of sleep

Despite tiredness you just can’t sleep? You wake up in the morning and unsuccessfully try to get away from the intrusive thoughts? Today there are many people who are struggling with sleeping problems on a daily basis. The fast pace of life, everyday problems and stress can effectively disrupt the […]

How to stop eating at night

How to stop eating at night

Night time is dedicated to sleep and rest.  It’s not a good time to satisfy your appetite and eating snacks. Unfortunately, some people have a problem trying to refrain from eating at night, which results in gaining weight. If you also happen to go on night time adventures to the […]

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 – […]

Two kiwifruits before bedtime and you sleep one hour longer

Two kiwifruits before bedtime and you sleep one hour longer

If you eat two kiwifruits one hour before bedtime, you will sleep longer and more effectively. The effect is quite spectacular and worth noticing. A little experiment carried out by Taipei Medical University in the years 2005/2006 (PMID: 21669584) was accomplished by 24 people: 2 men and 22 women at […]