MENS HEALTH: 7 Reasons You're Exhausted After a Full Night's Sleep
Alcohol also triggers heartburn and reflux," says Rajkumar Dasgupta, M.D., spokesperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Since symptoms like coughing and choking caused by reflux worsen when you are lying down, you’re practically guaranteeing a bad night’s sleep. It might be a no-brainer, but caffeine wreaks havoc on your sleep in more ways than one. "Caffeine in particular can lengthen sleep latency and make it hard to fall asleep, because it is a stimulant,” says
NY TIMES: Does Magnesium Help You Sleep?
Q. Does magnesium help you sleep? A. Studies have found a link between low levels of magnesium, an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in a wide range of bodily processes, and sleep disorders. But if you are concerned you aren’t getting enough magnesium, changing your diet may be a better option than taking a supplement, as “there is really sparse evidence that taking super-therapeutic doses of magnesium will give you a benefit,” said Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a professor of
What Is Light Sleep vs. Heavy Sleep, and How Can You Get What You Need?
Lack of Shut-eye and a Sleep Deficit Crisis Many health experts are calling attention to what they see as a public health crisis today: major sleep deficit. Between busy schedules at work and home, and devices that constantly connect us to email and social media — and let us binge-watch our favorite shows — we are more sleep deprived than ever. This can wreak havoc on our physical, mental, and emotional health, says Rajkumar Dasgupta, MD, assistant professor of clinical medic
Is Snoring Affecting Your Weight Loss?
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
Consumer Reports: Should You Stop Taking That Medication?
Some drugs should only be used for a short amount of time. Here are the meds to watch out for Sleep Aids About 14 percent of adults ages 65 to 80 report regular use of prescription or OTC sleep aids. But this is a mistake, especially for older adults. “These drugs tend to have a stronger effect in seniors’ bodies for longer than they do in younger people, making them more susceptible to side effects such as confusion and memory problems,” says Raj Dasgupta, M.D., assistant pr
Health.com - Lush Customers Swear This Cult Product Puts Them Right to Sleep, But Does It Really Wor
We asked Raj Dasgupta MD, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, for his take. He tells us that, yes, certain scents can help you drift off to dreamland a little more easily. "Scents have the ability to trigger memories and evoke emotions that can make it difficult to sleep," he notes. "Certain fragrances that make you happy and relaxed may promote sleep by reducing stress and anxiety." But when it comes to sleep hygiene, scent is just one
Uninterrupted: Mr. Impossible with Raj Dasgupta
Check out this segment from Episode 2 of Mr. Impossible on Uninterrupted! Watch all the episodes at: https://www.uninterrupted.com/watch/vVbR4siz/mr-impossible-ashes-ep-1 Liston’s documentary about Melissa and fan ashes is six episodes long (each about six minutes), and contains a lot of cool information about the feasibility of spreading ashes at ballparks, as well as some research into whether doing that would be any more harmful than the paint and chalk on the field. It’s
MEN'S HEALTH: Those Weird Noises You Make in Your Sleep Might Not Be Snores
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
DBS For Tourette Syndrome
I highly recommend DBS treatment for Trevor Smith! The FDA has not approved Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette's patients because there aren't enough cases like this one. Insurance companies like Anthem Blue Cross and Aetna have denied covering this surgery for Trevor. Unfortunately, for Trevor Smith and his family, this surgery is $160,000!! Did your heart palpitate like mine just did? Please stand with me and help Trevor Smith receive the care he deserves (DBS surgery). He
CCTN AMERICA: Vitamin fix - Moving the needle on intravenous drip therapy
“We’re talking about giving vitamins beyond the RDA. What does that stand for… The Recommended Daily Allowance,” Dr. Raj Dasgupta of the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine said. “They take into consideration about the absorption issues. They take into consideration gender, race, age, weight so this isn’t an arbitrary number. This is validated when we make these recommendations.” Dr. Dasgupta adds, there are also dangers associated with IV therapy, inc