Learning & Education: Sleep

8 Ways to Strengthen Your Immune System Without Leaving Home
Feb 22, 2024
In our previous articles, we’ve discussed supplements that can help boost your immune system and lifestyle practices you can adopt to enhance your immune system. Adding onto that, we’ll be discussing 8 ways to strengthen your immune system without leaving your home in this article.
5 Lifestyle Practices to Enhance Your Immune Function
Feb 15, 2024
In today’s article, we will investigate five lifestyle aspects that can influence the immune system in a range of fundamentally important ways.
Glymphatic System: Sleep's Role in Brain Health
Jan 26, 2024
Sleep is considered the most fundamental element of the glymphatic system activity, particularly slow-wave sleep during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep [10]. Both sleep duration and quality influence the glymphatic system as sleep disruption results in glymphatic clearance impairment and compromises the essential removal of extracellular metabolites from the brain [9].
6 Medications that Disrupt Your Sleep
Jan 04, 2024
This article delves into six commonly prescribed medications known to affect sleep quality, examining their mechanisms and impact on different sleep stages.
someone laying in bed with a drink
Sep 07, 2023
Adenosine is a naturally occurring compound in the body that plays a crucial role in regulating sleep. It is a neurotransmitter that builds up in the brain throughout the day and promotes sleepiness. Caffeine, a widely consumed stimulant, works by blocking the effects of adenosine.
woman sleeping comfortably
Aug 03, 2023
Melatonin is widely regarded as an important hormone that helps regulate and synchronize sleep rhythm, including sleep-wake timing [1] and seasonal rhythmicity aspects across vertebrates. It also has lesser-known roles as an antioxidant [2]. We have touched briefly on melatonin in a previous article about sleep hormones and their effect on the GABA system here.