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Postpartum tips: Tackling sleep and fatigue problems in new mothers

Sleep disturbances during the postpartum period can lead to lack of initial bonding mother and baby, deteriorating cognitive and psychosocial health and wellbeing. Before the sleep problems start to turn chronic, here are few tips to treat insomnia and improve quality of sleep in the new mothers.

Postpartum tips: Tackling sleep and fatigue problems in new mothers (Sarah Chai)
Postpartum tips: Tackling sleep and fatigue problems in new mothers (Sarah Chai)
Updated on Nov 07, 2022 11:16 AM IST

Sleep tips: Tips to get back to sleep after waking up at night

Many people regularly wake up in the middle of the night and just can't fall asleep after that. The anxiety of not being able to sleep further prevents one from dozing off. Here are some expert tips.

Difficulty in getting sleep once waking up at night is medically labelled as insomnia. (Unsplash)
Difficulty in getting sleep once waking up at night is medically labelled as insomnia. (Unsplash)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 04:59 PM IST

Yoga for insomnia: Add these 5 asanas to your exercise routine for better sleep

If you go through sleep related issues or insomnia, health and fitness experts suggest practising these 5 Yoga asanas on a regular basis. Check their steps inside

Yoga for insomnia: Add these 5 asanas to your exercise routine if you are struggling with sleep (cottonbro)
Yoga for insomnia: Add these 5 asanas to your exercise routine if you are struggling with sleep (cottonbro)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 02:11 PM IST

Tips to deal with corporate or work stress and get your dream sleep

In an era of cut-throat competition and to meet the challenges of daily operations, employees are under tremendous work pressure but stress takes its toll if health and fitness are neglected. Check out these tips to deal with corporate or work stress and get your dream sleep

Tips to deal with corporate or work stress and get your dream sleep (Tima Miroshnichenko)
Tips to deal with corporate or work stress and get your dream sleep (Tima Miroshnichenko)
Updated on Jul 07, 2022 03:52 PM IST

Kareena Kapoor's yoga coach shares 5 poses for people struggling with insomnia

Struggling with insomnia or bad sleeping patterns? Kareena Kapoor Khan's yoga trainer has five yoga asanas that can help you sleep faster and improve your quality of sleep by including them in your daily bedtime routine.

Kareena Kapoor's yoga coach shares 5 yoga poses for people struggling with insomnia(Instagram)
Kareena Kapoor's yoga coach shares 5 yoga poses for people struggling with insomnia(Instagram)
Published on Jun 25, 2022 06:30 PM IST

Adulthood insomnia can lead to cognitive problems in old age: Research

A new study at the University of Helsinki inspected and analysed the development of insomnia symptoms in midlife and their effects on memory, learning ability and concentration after retirement.

Prior research has shown that there are a number of mechanisms that can explain how sleep can affect cognitive functioning.(Shutterstock)
Prior research has shown that there are a number of mechanisms that can explain how sleep can affect cognitive functioning.(Shutterstock)
Published on May 29, 2022 01:02 PM IST

Research: Midlife insomnia can manifest as cognitive problems in retirement age

Prior research has shown that there are a number of mechanisms that can explain how sleep can affect cognitive functioning. What makes the recently published study exceptional is the long follow-up period for insomnia symptoms.

Research: Midlife insomnia can manifest as cognitive problems in retirement age(Shutterstock)
Research: Midlife insomnia can manifest as cognitive problems in retirement age(Shutterstock)
Published on May 23, 2022 10:12 AM IST

Eat cherries to calm your mind and have a good night's sleep; know all benefits

Eating cherry can help you enhance your physical and mental well-being, from controlling sugar levels, reducing excess uric acid to calming your mind. 

Ayurveda expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar in her recent Instagram post calls cherry a perfect fruit for the physical and mental wellbeing.(Pixabay)
Ayurveda expert Dr Dixa Bhavsar in her recent Instagram post calls cherry a perfect fruit for the physical and mental wellbeing.(Pixabay)
Published on May 14, 2022 05:46 PM IST

Still working from home? Dos and don'ts to avoid sleep disorders

Being at home most of the times can invite an array of health issues and one of them is insomnia.

Due to the pandemic related work from home (WFH) sleep disorders are becoming more common because of lack of activity, long work hours and loss of personal and professional boundary.(Pixabay)
Due to the pandemic related work from home (WFH) sleep disorders are becoming more common because of lack of activity, long work hours and loss of personal and professional boundary.(Pixabay)
Published on May 11, 2022 05:52 PM IST

Nearly half of heart disease patients have insomnia, reveals study

A new study has found that nearly half of heart disease patients have insomnia.

Sleep problems are linked to mental health issues, but this study found that insomnia was still significantly associated with heart events(Shutterstock)
Sleep problems are linked to mental health issues, but this study found that insomnia was still significantly associated with heart events(Shutterstock)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 04:28 PM IST

Is your sleeping pattern affecting heart health? Here's how to get better sleep

Poor sleep can lead to harmful habits that harm your heart over time, such as increased stress, a lack of drive to be physically active and improper eating choices. Check out these tips by doctors to get a good night's sleep

Is your sleeping pattern affecting heart health? Here's how to get better sleep (Photo by Somnox Sleep on Unsplash )
Is your sleeping pattern affecting heart health? Here's how to get better sleep (Photo by Somnox Sleep on Unsplash )
Updated on Apr 04, 2022 01:30 PM IST

Night Eating Disorder: Do you eat too much at night? Know early symptoms

People with Night Eating Disorder often feel they won't be able to sleep unless they eat. Here are early symptoms and management tips.

Night Eating Disorder(Shutterstock)
Night Eating Disorder(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 31, 2022 02:08 PM IST

5 things that may happen to you when you don't get enough sleep

From road accidents, reduced fertility, to heart attack, here's all that can happen to you when you do not sleep enough over a period of time.

The warning signs of sleep deficit should not be ignored. They can range from fatigue, irritability, mood changes, difficulty focusing and remembering and reduced sex drive.(Unsplash)
The warning signs of sleep deficit should not be ignored. They can range from fatigue, irritability, mood changes, difficulty focusing and remembering and reduced sex drive.(Unsplash)
Published on Mar 30, 2022 11:07 AM IST

Early warning signs of thyroid women shouldn't ignore

Facing sleep troubles, brain fog or menstrual irregularities? Know the early signs of thyroid trouble in women from expert.

When the thyroid gland produces less than required hormones, the condition is called hypothyroidism, while more than required hormones can lead to hyperthyroidism.(Shutterstock)
When the thyroid gland produces less than required hormones, the condition is called hypothyroidism, while more than required hormones can lead to hyperthyroidism.(Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 22, 2022 12:16 PM IST

Maladaptive coping mechanisms contribute to poor sleep quality: Study

A recent study reported that most patients with sleep problems adopt maladaptive coping strategies (such as taking sleep aids, using caffeine, and taking daytime naps) that may actually contribute to decreased sleep quality.

Patients will use caffeine and nicotine and nap to combat daytime somnolence and not even realize that these precipitate and perpetuate the insomnia even more(Shutterstock)
Patients will use caffeine and nicotine and nap to combat daytime somnolence and not even realize that these precipitate and perpetuate the insomnia even more(Shutterstock)
Published on Feb 26, 2022 03:20 PM IST

Children with insomnia likely to suffer as adults, finds long-term study

According to a new research, children with insomnia symptoms are more likely to develop an insomnia disorder in early adulthood compared to others.

Young adulthood is a stage in life where there is a documented increase in the severity and prevalence of physical and mental health problems, such as cardiovascular disease and suicide rates(Pixabay)
Young adulthood is a stage in life where there is a documented increase in the severity and prevalence of physical and mental health problems, such as cardiovascular disease and suicide rates(Pixabay)
Published on Feb 18, 2022 07:30 PM IST

How often should you change your bedsheet? An expert answers

Not changing your bedsheets enough could be lowering your immunity, making your susceptible to respiratory diseases and even insomnia.

Our sheets can accumulate a number of things that we cannot really see
Our sheets can accumulate a number of things that we cannot really see
Published on Jan 04, 2022 12:41 PM IST

Treating insomnia with this therapy may prevent major depression in elders

A new study has found that cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT-I) prevented major depression in older adults when compared to sleep education therapy in adults over the age of 60 with insomnia.

Insomnia more than doubles the risk for major depression.(iStock/HT File)
Insomnia more than doubles the risk for major depression.(iStock/HT File)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 01:56 PM IST

Insomnia riskier for developing brain bleed from ruptured aneurysm

According to the study, the genetic predisposition for insomnia was associated with a 24 per cent increased risk for intracranial aneurysm and aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Suffering from insomnia? You may be at a higher risk for developing brain bleed from ruptured aneurysm(Unsplash)
Suffering from insomnia? You may be at a higher risk for developing brain bleed from ruptured aneurysm(Unsplash)
Published on Nov 08, 2021 07:30 AM IST

Fibromyalgia: Tips to manage the painful health condition post Covid-19

Troubled by frequent muscular pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances post Covid? It could be due to a chronic health condition called fibromyalgia which is affecting a lot of post Covid patients. An expert suggests ways to manage it.

Many patients who suffered from Covid-19 not long back, are being diagnosed with fibromyalgia(Pixabay)
Many patients who suffered from Covid-19 not long back, are being diagnosed with fibromyalgia(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 19, 2021 02:35 PM IST

Wide awake at 2 am in pandemic? Sleeping mistakes to avoid, tips to sleep well

If you are unable to sleep at night, a number of factors including unstructured days and lack of routine are to be blamed. You must avoid these sleeping mistakes and follow some simple tips to sleep well.

If you are unable to sleep at night, a number of factors including unstructured days and lack of routine are to be blamed. You must avoid these sleeping mistakes and follow some simple tips to sleep well.(Unsplash)
If you are unable to sleep at night, a number of factors including unstructured days and lack of routine are to be blamed. You must avoid these sleeping mistakes and follow some simple tips to sleep well.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 12, 2021 11:00 AM IST

Childhood insomnia linked with mental health disorders in early adulthood: Study

Childhood insomnia symptoms have been shown to be associated with internalizing disorders, which include depressive disorders and anxiety disorders.

A 15-year longitudinal study shows that childhood insomnia symptoms that persist into adulthood are strong determinants of mood and anxiety disorders in young adults.(Shutterstock)
A 15-year longitudinal study shows that childhood insomnia symptoms that persist into adulthood are strong determinants of mood and anxiety disorders in young adults.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 01:52 PM IST

What is weight cycling and how it increases sleep related problems in women?

Losing and regaining at least 10 pounds or more is known as weight cycling and a new study has found that it increases the risk of insomnia and other sleep problems in women.

Weight cycling linked to increased sleep problems in women (representative image)(Unsplash)
Weight cycling linked to increased sleep problems in women (representative image)(Unsplash)
Published on May 21, 2021 07:47 AM IST

Too stressed to sleep? Try therapeutic lavender oil like Bhagyashree

Watch: Bhagyashree gushes on the healing purposes of lavender oil and here’s why you should give it a try too

Too stressed to sleep? Try therapeutic lavender oil like Bhagyashree(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Too stressed to sleep? Try therapeutic lavender oil like Bhagyashree(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Updated on Jan 29, 2021 04:55 PM IST

Humour: Bedtime stories

From tossers and turners to happy snorers, where do you fall on the sleep spectrum?

For nights when sleep eludes you, try a rotating stock of soporific bedtime books(Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallik)
For nights when sleep eludes you, try a rotating stock of soporific bedtime books(Illustration: Sunil Kumar Mallik)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 12:34 AM IST

Say goodnight to sleeplessness!

6 herbs to help kick insomnia out of your life

According to Ayurveda, sleep issues are linked to low energy levels(Shutterstock)
According to Ayurveda, sleep issues are linked to low energy levels(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 10:21 PM IST

Study says mothers with teens must get proper sleep for 1 surprising reason

Mothers who have trouble sleeping may engage in more permissive parenting, that is parenting marked by lenient or liberal discipline, says a study.

The study found that mothers who received adequate sleep were less likely to be permissive with their adolescents. (Shutterstock)
The study found that mothers who received adequate sleep were less likely to be permissive with their adolescents. (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 22, 2018 06:16 PM IST
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