Lancaster-Berks Edition

Regular Sleep Times Promote Health

Train Your Brain to Fall Asleep

Stock-Asso/Shutterstock.com

A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that 35 percent of U.S. adults don’t get adequate sleep. Dr. W. Chris Winter, of the Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine clinic, recommends we pick a wake-up time that works for every day and stick with it, regardless of bedtime; it pays off by eventually training the brain to fall asleep at the same time every night. Swedish scientists found that sleep loss reduces the presence of hormones that promote feelings of fullness in the stomach and increases the amounts of those that promote hunger, leading to obesity.


This article appears in the December 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Coping with the Holidays

Pathways Center for Grief & Loss offers local workshops.

New Natural Approach Store Lives Up to its Name

Locally-sourced store offering earth-based creations opens in Columbia.

Holiday Bazaar and Pet Pantry Benefit Auction

Support The Wellness Center for Pets and Their People in Leesport next month.

Making Space for a Healthy Home

Clear clutter to de-stress and let go.

DONA International Postpartum Doula Training

Radiance offers workshop this month.

Add your comment: