Yearly Archives: 2016

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Are you Wired for Stress?

Type A personality characteristics can bring an increased risk of health problems since they are more ‘high-strung’ or always in a state of chronic stress. Researchers believe that Type A characteristics are more of a reaction to environmental factors, or tendencies toward certain behaviors, and are influenced by culture and job structure. Here’s why: Many jobs put heavy demands on time, so people become very concerned with getting things done quickly if they’re to adequately get their jobs done. Some workplaces put heavy penalties on mistakes, so efficiency and achievement becomes extremely important. Other jobs just create more stress, making people less patient, more stressed, and more prone to 'Type A' behaviors. Other people do have a natural tendency toward being more intense, but this tendency can be exacerbated by [...]

2019-07-18T15:34:42+08:00十二月 28th, 2016|

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Heart

Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don’t sleep enough are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease—regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits. One study that examined data from 3,000 adults over the age of 45 found that those who slept fewer than six hours per night were about twice as likely to have a stroke or heart attack as people who slept six to eight hours per night. It’s not completely clear why less sleep is detrimental to heart health, but researchers understand that sleeping too little causes disruptions in underlying health conditions and biological processes like glucose metabolism, blood pressure, and inflammation. REM sleep begins with signals from an area at the base of the brain called the pons. These signals travel to a brain [...]

2019-07-18T15:55:16+08:00六月 24th, 2016|

What Do Your Dreams Say About Your Sleep Quality?

good night’s sleep is far more nuanced than simply putting in your seven to nine hours and calling it a day. Good, healthy sleep means feeling rested upon waking. It means not having chronic bad dreams or nightmares. And it turns out that the difference between a smile-filled slumber and a fearful one isn’t entirely up to chance. According to a group of French researchers writing in the Journal of Sleep Research, all people dream when they sleep, even people who think they don’t. But is there a correlation between good sleep and good dreams? We partnered with Sleep Number to dig into this and other dream-related questions: Does sleeping well lead to more — or more pleasant — dreams? Does sleeping poorly lead to bad dreams? The answers to [...]

2019-07-18T15:57:54+08:00三月 2nd, 2016|

Join Us in Our World Sleep Day 2016 Project!

In order to sleep better, you must first get to know your sleep habits. We at Rilax advocate a good night’s sleep, and most importantly we advocate healthy sleep habits that are natural and sustainable. A good night’s sleep could be just a pillow-pat away, and sleep journaling is the best first step we could make towards getting better sleep! HOW IT WILL WORK: Step 1: Send us your name, age, email address and number to let us know you are interested to participate. Step 2: We will get in touch with you, and send you a template of our Sleep Journal to help you track your sleep habits. It will only take you a few minutes to answer a few easy questions before bed and when you wake up [...]

2019-07-18T15:59:17+08:00三月 2nd, 2016|