Some of the most well-known businesses and organizations out there — think Google, Nike, NASA — have realized that napping can help boost productivity. That’s why many are investing in nap pods and transforming conference spaces into sleep rooms. “The idea that napping is only for preschoolers is simply not true,” says Raj Dasgupta MD, a professor of pulmonary and sleep medicine at the University of Southern California. In actuality, power naps offers a myriad of health benef
How Snoring Affects Weight Loss You burn fewer calories at night. When you’re snoring or having moments of decreased airflow, referred to as apneas, you’re more likely to rouse during the night, which can result in less time spent in the deep, restorative stage called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep and more time in light stages of sleep, says Raj Dasgupta, MD, a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of
There’s a long list of weird things that can happen when you sleep—think sleepwalking, sleep sex, or even waking up unable to move your body. But as for the noises you make, those are pretty normal, right? Well, not all the sounds you make when you sleep are regular old snoring. In fact, there’s a condition called catathrenia, or sleep groaning, which is more common than you may think. While research suggests sleep groaning is rare— affecting 0.3 percent to 0.5 percent of the
Booking a first-class seat that doubles as a bed might be the best bet for sleeping on a plane, but what's a girl to do when her bank account calls for coach? Well, no matter *where* your seat is, you're still going to want to focus on getting some quality rest to set you up for a healthier trip. That's because not getting enough sleep majorly multiplies your chances of catching a basic cold (like from that jerk sitting in front of you not covering his mouth when he sneezes).
Classic insomnia is called psychophysiologic insomnia, says Rajkumar Dasgupta, M.D., an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. People with it usually have anxiety related to sleep. They dread bedtime or develop bad habits that ultimately make their insomnia worse, he says. Read More #askmen #CassieShortsleeve #askmencom #howto #insomnia