A power nap is a short nap taken during the day to increase one’s energy. Also known as a “cat nap” to some older generations, these short periods of sleep are meant to be taken between regular daily activities instead of at night. Continue Reading
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Michael Jessimy is head Pharmacist at one of the largest retail chain pharmacies in Guyana. He is also an accomplished amateur level heavyweight bodybuilder, as well as a former National Elocution Champion. Finally, he has taken his passion for fitness to the next level, being a self published author on the Amazon Kindle Platform.
Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating, degenerative disease which affects the nervous system, and gradually causes loss of cells in areas that control motor function.
What is Shift Work Sleep Disorder?
Shortened as SWSD, this is a disorder affecting the normal sleep-wake cycle, normally manifested as constant sleepiness during the daytime and inability to sleep when you would normally want to sleep(at night).
In what could be described as a condition on mythology, SUNDS, or sudden unexpected nocturnal death syndrome, has caused the unexplained deaths of a number of individuals during sleep, with the first documented cause occurring in the United States in 1977.
At one time, using melatonin for kids was as common as giving your child a chewy Flintstones multivitamin. However, times have changed. As more and more research has emerged, it is becoming strikingly obvious that melatonin is not the best sleep aid for children, and ideally, should be avoided.
One of the most essential elements in ensuring your child has a productive future is the amount of sleep they are having now. Lack of sleep during these childhood developmental years can significantly limit productivity, as well as mental and psychological well being.