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Lose Weight by Sleeping Well

February 2, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

If you want to lose weight, then you better have a good sleep every night. Although regular exercise and a healthy diet are very important, evidence is growing that sleep is a powerful regulator of appetite, energy use and weight control.

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Oversleeping and Undersleeping may increase risk of Diabetes

January 27, 2020 Category :Diabetes Research 0

Too much or too little sleep? Either way, it deals a hard blow on a person’s blood sugar level by getting in the way of the body’s insulin production, thus raising the amount of glucose in the blood.

The result is definitely not as sweet as it sounds: type 2 diabetes. Yet the solution seems doable if one is serious about his health: 7.5 to 8.5 hours of sleep every night, especially for teenagers.

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Getting Back to Sleep

January 26, 2020 Category :People and Places 0

Marie Joyce Reyes was living a normal, happy life, focusing her energies on her family and her job at a government bank, when she began to have difficulty breathing in her sleep in 2008.

“It started with a simple allergy,” Joyce recounted. “Then, it got to the point when I’d suffer headaches and dizziness all the time, up until I couldn’t breathe properly while lying down.”

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Breathe Easy

December 6, 2019 Category :Stress Busters 0

Sleep apnea can disturb a good night’s sleep but it can be solved through different methods. Chief among them is to simply avoid lying on your back when you sleep to prevent the blockage of your 1/400 airway.

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At War with Diabetes

December 5, 2019 Category :People and Places 0

This former military officer shows that with the right attitude and perseverance, beating down diabetes is no mission impossible.

For someone who has been in the service for several decades, retired sergeant Manolo Gamboa, 64, bears the mark of many battles.

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Got Sleep Apnea?

December 4, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Snoring is considered the trademark of sleep disordered breathing. As one respires, a harsh, disturbing resonance caused by vibrations in the soft palate and the surrounding throat structures, indicates a resistance in the flow of air. Snoring implies that an interruption of airflow in the lungs during sleep may be at hand as well. This condition called sleep apnea, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is a preventable, chronic respiratory disease and the most common organic sleep disorder.

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How to Fight the Dangers of Working the Night Shift

December 3, 2019 Category :Health Watch| Stress Busters 0

An increasing number of Filipinos work in shifts as part of their jobs. These include call center agents, security guards, casino operators, hotel employees and hospital personnel like emergency room physicians, residents, nurses and nursing aides. Police officers, firemen and emergency response paramedics also work in shifts to provide round-the-clock service for us. Yet, all of them are at risk for what has been termed shift work sleep disorder.

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Sleep Loss Solutions

December 2, 2019 Category :Stress Busters 0

So what should a diabetic do to get good sleep? First of all, there is no escaping a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet, exercise, and good glucose control are basic and essential. Take your medications consistently as directed by your physician. If there are other illnesses present, appropriate management should be done. For example, pain, odd sensations, frequent urination at night should be looked into and treated. Other practical tips are: » Continue Reading

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Diabetes and Insomia Relationship

December 1, 2019 Category :Diabetes Facts 0

Having insomnia may be more than just restless nights and exhaustion the day after. It can be the tell-tale signs of impending diabetes.

The relationship of health and good sleep has been taken for granted for much too long. Children are always told to sleep or they will not grow. This is not an empty means of coercing kids to crawl into bed in the middle of the day. It does have some truth.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

November 30, 2019 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Are you a habitual loud snorer? Do you experience excessive daytime sleepiness? Are you overweight or obese? Are you awakened by a choking sensation? If you answer yes to at least two of these questions, you might need to be evaluated for a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

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