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November 4, 2016
Poor Sleep is a Risk Factor for Diabetes

Blood glucose level increases when sleep period is shorter.

Having nights sleepless sleep can increase the chances to develop diabetes suggests a study University of Chicago (USA), published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. According to the study, the results indicate that to keep away the disease is not enough to have a balanced diet and physical exercise regularly as getting enough sleep is also necessary for health care.

The study evaluated five men and six women, aged in their 40s. Participants were a little overweight, did not exercise much and slept an average of eight hours a day.

For two cycles of 14 days, the volunteers remained in a laboratory where they had their food, sleep and activity carefully monitored. They were not prevented from eating any food, including junk food, nor were forced to work. In the first phase of the study, the volunteers could sleep 8 hours per day. While in the second stage they slept only 5 hours per day.

The results showed that the volunteers gained four kilograms regardless of the number of hours slept. The difference was the ability to control the level of blood sugar. When slept less, blood sugar rates were higher and the level of the hormone insulin was smaller, factors that contribute to the risk of diabetes.


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November 4, 2016
Sleeping Well is Essential to Live More and Healthy

That sleep is one of the greatest pleasures in life, we all know. Can wake up late, no time to worry is a delight, but for most this is only possible in the few days off. However, sleep well does not necessarily mean splash about to sleep or stop doing the tasks to succumb to laziness, but maintain a good sleep routine to face the day to day stressful. Besides the pleasure, science proves that sleep well only brings benefits to your health and well-being – which goes for people of all ages, from children to elders.
A good night’s sleep has to do with living longer, according to a study by University of Warwick and the University Federico II in Italy. According to the researchers, people who sleep less than six hours or more than eight per day is 12% more likely to die. With the quality of impaired sleep, grow rich accidents due to drowsiness, and heart attacks due to the stress.For the neurologist Renato Ferraz Lima, the ideal amount of sleep varies from person to person. “But the minimum recommended is six hours a day, it is important not to exceed nine adults because those who sleep more than it ends up actually less rested,” explains the expert. The importance of sleep, also extends to learning. “In REM, when dreams happen, things that have been learned during the day are processed and stored. When we sleep less than necessary, short-term memory is not processed and can not turn into knowledge what has been learned,” explains the neurologist.
Renato further differentiates the types of insomnia: there is transient, having a short time and is usually triggered by an episode, intermittent, or one that passes but returns from time to time, and chronic, which is constant.

Impaired Sexual Life

For those who do not consider untimely death a good reason to worry about sleep itself, will this: men who sleep poorly are more likely to have erectile dysfunction. The study, of the Sleep Institute, was done with 449 men aged 20 to 80 years. Poor sleep is associated with low production of the male sex hormone testosterone, according to the neurologist Renato Ferraz Lima. The study also showed that people with very fragmented sleep and shorter REM sleep (stage in which dreams occur) have twice the risk of dysfunction.

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Sleep x childhood obesity

Studies also point to the importance of cultivating good sleep habits from a young age. sleeping habits in childhood can be crucial to adulthood. “Parents do not pose any rules of sleep for children, creating in them the habit of sleeping late. After a few years, however, they need to wake up early to go to school or work. However, they can not sleep early because so were accustomed “says neurologist.
A study by the Research Institute of Seattle Child, USA, found that children and adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to become obese. After evaluating data on sleep patterns, diet and physical activity levels of 723 young people with an average age of 14 years, experts observed a relationship of sleep with a higher body mass index (weight measure in relation to height) and a higher percentage of fat.

Another study, from the University of Helsinki and National Institute of Health and Welfare, Finland, concluded that among the 280 children participants, those who slept less than eight hours a night were more hyperactive. Experts responsible believe that adequate sleep could improve the behavior of healthy children and reduce symptoms of suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Because sleep problems, the child’s performance may fall and it can be diagnosed as hyperactive because of irritability and their difficulty concentrating.

An important point in the children’s sleep is the role of parents. A study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine showed that children from families that set regrados sleep schedules develop better learning. The language development, phonological awareness and early math skills were most frequently detected in children whose parents reported having rules about what time to go to bed. In addition, sleep an hour earlier contributed to greater development measures.

The doctor says that the optimal amount of sleep for children is from 9 to 11 hours of sleep. “Children often get irritable when they sleep less than this, and have commitment to their growth, because during one of the phases of sleep there is the release of GH hormone responsible for growth.”

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You and I, you and I: juntinho?

Before unusual items for sale, such as pillows in arm format to satisfy that desire the lonely sleeping snuggle with someone, you can even think that sleeping next to someone is an antidote to insomnia. But it does not always work well. A study by the University of Surrey in the UK, found that sharing a bed with your partner can cause troublesome because of snoring or dispute the blanket, and bring thus the loss of precious hours of sleep. The researchers concluded that, on average, couples suffer 50% or more problems sleeping, when sharing a bed. a link was also established between poor sleep and depression, heart disease, stroke, lung disorders, traffic accidents and divorce. “For those who divide a bed with a partner, have insomnia and bothered by snoring or ‘territorial’ dispute bed, worth trying to sleep in separate beds or environment,” says neurologist.

Relieving Pressure

The quality of sleep also has a role in controlling blood pressure. A study by the University of Chicago (United States) confirms that a good night’s sleep is associated with lower levels of blood pressure. The study evaluated 578 middle-aged adults. The results showed that, after the exclusion of patients who were taking antihypertensive medication, shorter duration of sleep and the worst quality, were decisive for an increased risk of elevated systolic and diastolic blood pressure over time. A short sleep also was associated with an increased risk of developing hypertension. For every hour of sleep less, there was an increased relative risk of incidence of hypertension by 37%.

 

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November 4, 2016
5 TIps for You to Sleep Well and Ensure More Health

Sleeping well can make all the difference to do well on a test, be more creative at work and cultivate an enviable memory. That’s the basics that studies on the importance of sleep in people’s lives are revealed. The crucial question is still why.

“Chronic sleep deprivation can have important consequences. Who sleeps little presents usually irritability, reduced performance, concentration problems, memory complaints and fatigue,” says neurologist Alexandre Machado, the Hospital Santa Paula (SP). “Insomnia including significantly increases the risk of domestic accidents, labor and transit, due to the change in alertness and inattention.”

Sleep Function
Machado states that, although the function of sleep in humans is not fully understood, sleeping well is related to the physical, hormone secretion, to memory consolidation process and to the proper intellectual functioning.
In the United States, according to the National Sleep Foundation, lack of adequate sleep causes more than a third of American adults are suffering from diseases which could be avoided. In Brazil it is no different. According to the neurologist, the insomnia complaints are more frequent among women – mostly divorced, widowed or separated – and increase with age. Studies indicate that insomnia seems to be more common also among people with financial problems.

In the opinion of Dr. Alexandre Machado, another cause of sleeplessness is taking medications or diseases, but it is usually associated with habits that need to be changed. “More severe cases can be treated with medication, but some simple changes can restore sleep and health.”

The Expert points out five simple tips to sleep well and ensure more health:

1. Before going to bed, write down everything you need to make important the next day. Thus, you avoid losing your precious time in bed enumerating the activities you have to do later.

2. Delegate tasks. The closest people can not do everything as well as you, but take a deep breath and thank their help.

3. Get used to using the internet services such as paying bills, grocery or buy gifts. It is more practical and you avoid a lot of wear, such as traffic, parking problems and queues.

4. Take the TV and the phone’s room! This is a temptation and a problem that affects sleep either.

5. Avoid drinking coffee, mate tea, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks in the evening. Prefer lemongrass tea or mint.

 

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November 4, 2016
Sleepless Night Active Region of the Brain Responsible for Appetite

Search Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a specific brain region that contributes to the appetite sensation is further activated in response to food pictures after a night with little sleep than a normal night’s sleep. Bad sleep habits can therefore affect the risk of people becoming above the long-term weight. The results were published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Researchers Christian Benedict and Helgi Schiöth, Department of Neuroscience at Uppsala University have shown in a previous article, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that a single night of total sleep loss in young normal weight limited energy expenditure in next morning. This research also showed that subjects had elevated levels of starvation, indicating a lack of acute sleep can affect the human perception of the food.

In a new study, Christian Benedict, together with Samantha Brooks, Schiöth Helgi and Elna-Marie Larsson from Uppsala University and researchers from other European universities are systematically examining which regions of the brain involved in appetite sensation, are influenced by sleep loss acute. Through magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers studied the brains of 12 men of normal weight, while watching images of food. The researchers compared the results after a night with normal sleep with those obtained after a sleepless night.

Christian Benedict explains:
“After a night of total sleep loss, these men showed a high level of activation in a brain area that is involved in the desire to eat. Bearing in mind that insufficient sleep is a growing problem in modern society, our results may explain why poor sleep habits can affect the risk of people gain weight long term. it may therefore be important to sleep about eight hours of sleep every night to maintain a stable and healthy body weight."

 

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November 4, 2016
The World Sleep Day: Poor Sleep is Bad for the Heart

Sleeping well is so important that the World Health Organization created World Day of Sleep, which takes place in the dai March 16 (Friday).

Whether because of work, study or ballad, or because of diseases and disorders such as sleep apnea, the fact is that millions of people do not sleep as they should and, worse, not have the quality of sleep they need to recharge their health batteries. The Sleep Laboratory is a world reference in studies on the impact of sleep disorders on the cardiovascular system and, yes, they conclude that the poor quality of hours of sleep is a major risk factor for heart disease, brain and vascular system as a whole.

Study by the Sleep Laboratory in collaboration with the Heart Institute’s Hypertension Group found that only five nights of sleep deprivation (with an average of 4 hours per night) are enough to not only affect mood and disposition in general , increase sympathetic activity, impair the function of blood vessels and, in general, change heart health. According to Dr. Geraldo Lorenzi Filho, pulmonologist and director of the Laboratory, young people are the main victims of sleep deprivation, since the division between work, study and leisure does not leave much room for the rest.

Currently, the medicine has identified 80 sleep disorders, among which stand out those related to the quantity and quality of rest. Two of these deserve special attention disorders: obstructive sleep apnea and sleep deprivation, evils that afflict modern society in a very remarkable way.

With respect to disorders associated with sleep quality, sleep apnea is certainly one of the most serious. It is estimated that 30% of the population of São Paulo have obstructive sleep apnea, which, besides causing snoring classic and momentary stops breathing, is also associated with a higher incidence of cardiovascular problems.

The doctor explains that individuals suffering from sleep apnea have significantly impaired quality of their sleep since the oxygenation of the body is temporarily interrupted hundreds of times a night. In addition to the narrow throat and nasal obstruction, the characteristics that lead to apnea are quite similar to the cardiac risk factors: obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

Although the aggravating factors of atherosclerosis are mainly related to hypertension and diabetes, apnea can be considered a secondary factor of the disease, since it aggravates high blood pressure. The apnea index in diabetic patients, obese and hypertensive patients is very high, reaching 50%.

Another study, also developed with the collaboration of Incor experts and published in the journal Hypertension – Journal of the American Heart Association, elects obstructive sleep apnea as the second most common cause of hypertension associated with resistant hypertension.

A simple technique to treat apnea – Sleep Laboratory is the Brazilian leader in the study of the relationship between apnea and heart problems. Developed by Incor, a technique to strengthen the neck muscles which significantly reduced the severity of disease in patients with mild to moderate apnea has become a classic of literature (on this technique, read the release). The exercises allow the patient to fortify the throat muscles, which decreases the intensity of episodes of apnea, and consequently improves the quality of sleep.

Although sleep disorders still receive far less attention than they should, Dr. Lorenzi detects a growing recognition by the medical community of the importance of the issue. Systematically ignored for decades, problems such as apnea and sleep deprivation have been increasingly taken into account when analyzing the general health condition of patients. Therefore, the campaign promoted by the Heart Institute serves as a warning both for the population and for health professionals: in the case of sleep, we are moving forward, but we still have far to go.

 

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November 4, 2016
What To Do To Ensure a Good Night's Sleep

Sleep is one of the great mysteries of life. Like gravity or the quantum field, we still do not understand exactly why we sleep, but we are learning more about it every day.

We know, however, that a good night’s sleep is one of the pillars of health and that his deprivation can cause great harm. Science has established that a sleep deficit can have serious long-range effects on your health.

For example, a disrupted or altered sleep can:

Dramatically reduce your immune system
To accelerate tumor growth, the tumors grow 2-3 times faster in laboratory animals with severe sleep disorders
You can create a pre-diabetic state, causing you to feel hungry, even if you have already eaten, which can wreak havoc on your weight
seriously impair your memory, even a single night of little sleep, as sleep only 4-6 hours, can affect your ability to think clearly the next day
Hinder their performance in physical or mental tasks, and reduce its problem-solving ability
When your circadian rhythm is disrupted, the body produces less melatonin (a hormone and antioxidant) and has less ability to fight cancer, since melatonin helps suppress free radicals that can lead to cancer. That’s why tumors grow faster when you sleep poorly.

Impaired sleep can also increase stress-related disorders, including:

Heart diseases
Stomach Ulcers
Cold
Mood disorders such as depression
Sleep deprivation prematurely ages, interfering with the production of growth hormone, normally released by the pituitary gland during deep sleep. In addition, a study shows that people with chronic insomnia have a three times greater risk of dying from any cause.

Tips for a good night’s sleep:

1) At least four hours before bedtime, avoid drinking alcohol and caffeinated beverages and foods such as coffee, tea and chocolates. Caffeine has a stimulating effect and ends up disrupting sleep. Since alcohol irritate the stomach, which can cause gastric discomfort during the night, not to mention that increase diuresis, causing awakenings during the night to urinate.

2) Try to go to bed always at the same time. Metabolism takes a few days to get used to fluctuations in sleep time, so try to keep a routine every day, including weekends.

3) During the night, usually in deeper stage of sleep, body temperature decreases, so the atmosphere in the environment must be pleasant. Temperatures above 26 and below 18 degrees Celsius are not comfortable for the body, and the cold or excessive heat end up causing them to wake up in the middle of the night.

4) Try to eat three hours before bedtime so that digestion is done completely before bed. Eat lighter and easier to be digested food, because during sleep the metabolism slows down. Food difficult absorption make blood flow in the stomach increase, while the rest of the body is more relaxed and can cause reflux.

5) If you can not fall asleep in 30 minutes, do not lie in bed, because it ends up stressing further. Get up and look perform a relaxing activity such as listening to soothing music or reading, to help sleep.

 

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November 4, 2016
Inadequate Sleep Affects Hormone Levels

Changes in the quality of sleep that often come with age appears to trigger changes in the endocrine system, alter hormone levels and metabolism. A study shows that getting a good night’s sleep can be a natural form of hormone therapy, especially for the elderly.

The researchers studied 149 men between 16 and 83 years and found that age-related changes in sleep quality were linked to specific changes in various hormones:

As sleep quality and quantity decreased cortisol levels of the adrenal hormone increased, while the growth hormone (GH) levels decreased.
After 25 years of age, men experience a decrease in deep sleep is accompanied by a fall in the production of GH. GH deficiency is associated with decreased muscle mass and strength, increased fat and low immunity to infection.
In recent years, a new sleep pattern emerged where men receive less total sleep and cortisol levels rise. High cortisol levels may underlie a number of mental and metabolic problems, including memory loss and insulin resistance – a precursor to diabetes.
In addition, a bad night’s sleep active region of the brain responsible for appetite. Check out also.

The low quality of sleep that older men experienced was evident in the measurement of various parameters:

The average percentage of time spent in deep slow-wave sleep decreased from 18.9% during early adulthood (age 16-25 years) to 3.4% in middle age (age 36-50 years).
This deep sleep lost was replaced by lighter sleep (stages 1 and 2) without other significant changes.
The transition from semi-final for life (age 71-83 years) did not entail further significant reduction in sleep deep slow wave, but an increase in the agreed time of 28 minutes per decade over the fall light non-REM ( Rapid Eye Movement sleep) and REM sleep.
These connections between hormones and changes in sleep patterns suggest that maintaining the quality of sleep throughout life may have important health benefits, according to Dr.. Eve Van Cauter of the University of Chicago, Illinois, and colleagues. Currently, studies are looking at GH replacement therapy can combat some of the effects of aging. The researchers note that their findings of a GH dive after 25 years of age suggest that these therapies “should aim at a younger age than currently expected.”

 

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November 4, 2016
About 80% of People Have Had or Will Have Back Pain

The human spine has 33 vertebrae. There are 33 bones, and there in the middle passes the marrow – the major channel of communication between the brain and the body. It is a very sensitive structure, full of muscles, nerves and discs, and that’s why back pain is so common – experts say that 80% of people will suffer from the problem sometime in life.

Muscle strengthening in the trunk region is very important. Normally, if the muscles are well conditioned, the correct posture is of course, not the other way around. Force posture from one moment to another, trying to improve it, can not work, as this causes a lot of fatigue.

In addition to the strong muscles, there are a number of daily care, daily activities, which help to avoid the problem,

The mattress that one sleeps can also exacerbate the pain. It should be firm enough that the spine remains straight. Therefore, we must change the old mattresses because it loses consistency and firmness, and becomes harmful to health. The Niposul understands the need to offer quality to its customers, so it presents the Oriental J2000 line, perfect for a great night’s sleep.

Back pain are muscle most often, but not always. There are degenerative processes in the column that also cause these pains.

Among these causes, herniated discs are and osteoarthritis, also known as parrot’s beak. Another common problem is narrowing of the lumbar canal. For this channel pass the nerves, tablets, take pains to the legs – pain in the sciatic nerve.


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November 4, 2016
Study Says: If You Sleep more, You Lose More Weight

You will read anywhere should sleep 6-8 hours a night. His body rests and recovers during sleep. All the work you had in gym turns into muscle during sleep. Your central nervous system recharges while sleeping. That’s why you wake up brand new after a good night’s sleep.

But you should start thinking about your sleep as part of their work to lose weight. As important as the food and the exercise itself.

According to CNN Health, a Chicago University research showed that dieters who slept for 8.5 hours lost 55% more body fat than those who slept 5.5 hours.

“The members of the group who slept less reported feeling hungrier throughout the course of the study,” CNN said that although “they have eaten the same diet consuming multi-vitamins and performed the same type of work activities and leisure.”

The study authors concluded that “The lack of sufficient sleep may compromise the efficacy of typical dietary interventions for weight loss and reduction of related metabolic risks,” said CNN. The study was published October 04 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

What to do to sleep better

An important thing to do is go to bed “hungry.” This means going to sleep at least three hours after dinner. Yes, that’s right. Especially here we talk about carbohydrates. When you are hungry, your body wants carbs like crazy. This is because they are easy to digest and turn glucose quickly. But now you should know the advantages of going to bed on an empty stomach, because it is worth:

You will burn a lot of fat.
If you do not have excess sugar (from carbohydrates) in the blood, your body neatly produce the hormones you need for a good sleep, now you know, you need to lose weight.
If this seems too difficult, start with small steps, like going to sleep one night a week fasting. And then increase gradually as you get used to it.

Now that you know that a good night’s sleep helps you lose weight, please contact us and learn more about our mattresses.

 

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November 4, 2016
Sleepless Night Active Region of the Brain Responsible for Feeling of Appetite

Search Uppsala University, Sweden, shows that a specific brain region that contributes to the appetite sensation is further activated in response to food pictures after a night with little sleep than a normal night’s sleep. Bad sleep habits can therefore affect the risk of people becoming above the long-term weight. The results were published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Researchers Christian Benedict and Helgi Schiöth, Department of Neuroscience at Uppsala University have shown in a previous article, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that a single night of total sleep loss in young normal weight limited energy expenditure in next morning. This research also showed that subjects had elevated levels of starvation, indicating a lack of acute sleep can affect the human perception of the food.

In a new study, Christian Benedict, together with Samantha Brooks, Schiöth Helgi and Elna-Marie Larsson from Uppsala University and researchers from other European universities are systematically examining which regions of the brain involved in appetite sensation, are influenced by sleep loss acute. Through magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), the researchers studied the brains of 12 men of normal weight, while watching images of food. The researchers compared the results after a night with normal sleep with those obtained after a sleepless night.

Christian Benedict explains:
“After a night of total sleep loss, these men showed a high level of activation in a brain area that is involved in the desire to eat. Bearing in mind that insufficient sleep is a growing problem in modern society, our results may explain why poor sleep habits can affect the risk of people gain weight long term. it may therefore be important to sleep about eight hours of sleep every night to maintain a stable and healthy body weight. ”

To sleep better you need a good mattress, so that the Niposul has a special line, ready to solve your problems and so you can have that well-deserved night’s sleep. Get to know us a little.

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