Why Do I Always Wake Up After 5 hours of sleep?

Julia was at wit’s end. She has been suffering from insomnia for the past 10 years, since she entered menopause. She keeps waking up after 5 hours, despite trying every over-the-counter and prescription medication available. She has no trouble falling asleep, but is not able to stay asleep for more than 5 hours, typically waking up […]

Why Does Early Surgical Menopause Cause Early Cognitive Decline?

Researchers found that the earlier a woman undergoes surgical removal of her ovaries, the more likely that there will be signs of early cognitive decline. These women had significantly higher rates of decline in memory, global cognition, and neuritic plaques. This study supports other findings that associate early surgical menopause to higher rates of heart disease, […]

Early Puberty For Girls: A Sleep-Breathing Problem?

You may have seen reports about the epidemic of public hair and early breast development in 6 to 7 year old girls. A recent study published in Pediatrics revealed that by age 7, 10% of white girls, 23% of black girls, 15% of Hispanic girls, and 2% of Asian girls had started developing breasts. In […]

Can Eating Canned Foods Cause Sleep Problems?

The next time you eat anything out of a can, think about this study: Researchers at Harvard found that levels of BPA (bisphenol-A) had a 1,221% increase in urine levels after eating canned soup once daily for 5 days. BPA is commonly found in the lining of bottles and cans. Recently, manufacturers have voluntarily removed […]

Why Pregnant Women Have More Strokes

Rates of stroke went up 47% for expectant mothers and climbed to 83% in the first three months after delivery. This was the finding that was published in the journal Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. They cite rising rates of additional risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, and gestational diabetes, but didn’t […]