On Oct. 23, Reporter Marisa asked, "whether it's healthy to try to get work done if you're a busy mom who can't sleep (instead of simply relaxing)."
There are a million ways to relax in bed, but I don't always recommend them.
There’s a strong association between sleep disorders and diabetes, but sometimes it’s not entirely clear if diabetes causes sleep disorders, or if sleep disorders cause diabetes. It’s sort of a ‘which comes first’ kind of question.
According to CNN.com, “People who consistently get too little sleep face bigger concerns than daytime fatigue and crankiness. Over the long term, sleep deprivation also increases the risk of serious health problems including obesity and type II diabetes”.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder where the afflicted has one or more pauses in breathing while asleep. The pauses may last anywhere from a few seconds to minutes and can occur as many as 30 times or more an hour. Evidence shows that there is a strong correlation between sleep apnea and heart problems such as high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke, heart attack and atrial fibrillation.
For 10 years, I studied to become an Ebola researcher, getting a degree in cellular molecular biology then going into family medicine. After interviewing at the CDC, I realized that the job was not for someone like me, unaccustomed to following rules and always a skeptic. However, I think that despite the Texas debacle, the CDC is right in this case. Most people have nothing to fear in the USA. The Ebola will never take a firm foothold or have more than 2-3 layers of transmission.
Everywhere we look, our lives are peppered with pink ribbons, bracelets, and all things related to breast cancer awareness. In this day and age, it’s hard not to know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Sadly enough, breast cancer itself is as prevalent as the shades of pink “everything” that surrounds us. So many people’s lives (myself included) have been touched by this terrible disease in one way or another.