Special Exercises Before Sleep Can Help Your Blood Pressure

Sometimes doing an action can take the place of taking a certain medication. It’s generally better to do something rather than take something. You can save money, avoid drug interactions, side effects, and often enjoy other wide-ranging benefits.   These actions can often be fun. Exercise can prevent and treat depression; gardening can too. Meeting with friends can fight depression too.  Coughing and deep breathing has…

Dreams & Science: How to Decide If You’re “Crazy” Or Not

When she was compiling her research, the scientist kept hearing one odd story after another from the people she interviewed.   One girl spoke of her dead brother visiting her bedside in the hospital.   Another elderly man spoke of how his deceased mother patted his hands and comforted him as he faced his terminal diagnosis.   She encountered…

Sleep Science: Have Vivid Dreams With Pyridoxine — The Dream Vitamin

When you’re learning about nutrition, it’s hard to distinguish one B vitamin from another. That’s probably because of how they’re presented to the learner: all in one group. They all sound alike.  They’re distinct, however. Biochemically separate. As B vitamins, they’re grouped by function. It’s an attempt to organize the information in an understandable way. All of…

Sleep & Science: Adventures with Leptin

The human body frequently gets compared to a machine. It’s not. Making a comparison like that is taking a mental shortcut. Writers searching for convenient analogies are guilty. We should forgive them, however, because they’re just trying to explain how stuff works in easily understood ways. Besides the fact humans are living and machine aren’t, machines operate…

Fun Facts About Sleep

Here are some interesting facts about sleep and dreams. While there are differences in the way everyone dreams and in the content of those dreams, there are commonalities. The commonalities are good to keep in mind when discussing dream journaling ►12 percent of people dream only in black and white, so they say. Personally, I…