Is There A Correlation Between Parkinson’s Disease And Sleep Disorders?

Parkinsons disease affects approximately 1.5 million adults in the United States. Due to a deficiency in the chemical dopamine, which controls muscle coordination and movement, Parkinsons disease most often affects motor skills and speech. People with Parkinsons disease often experience difficulties with movement; many of them shake uncontrollably or go rigid. Balance is often affected, causing the afflicted person to fall often. People with Parkinsons disease also experience speech problems. For example, some people with Parkinsons disease speak softly or unintelligibly. Others have problems with drooling or swallowing. Yes, Parkinsons disease is a very sad affliction. However, these are not the only symptoms that make life more difficult for those afflicted by Parkinsons disease. Many experts have found a correlation …

Drug Addiction Programs

Drug addiction programs vary greatly when it comes to treatment and options. Generally when people speak of drug addiction programs, they are talking about rehabilitation facilities that treat people as residents of their program. These in-patient programs are a very good way to deal with a drug addiction and will have the largest success rate. When choosing a drug addiction program, there are certain aspects you should look for before you enroll. Do they provide one-on-one therapy? Do they involve your family members? Do they provide exercise programs and nutritional meals that will help to heal your body along with your mind? A drug addiction treatment program should have a variety of therapeutic sessions to help you deal with the …

Body Building Mind Games: Don’t Let Your Weight Determine Your Mood!

Is the ‘I Feel Fat Day’ (IFFD) syndrome affecting your output? That extra flab can overpower you and your work. Thee feeling of being fat can morph into an emotion like ‘happy’ or ‘angry’. Days overpowered with that feeling have been designated as ‘I Feel Fat Day’ (IFFD). So don’t let your weight determine your mood. How many times have you heard your colleague quipping, “I feel fat” or “It’s a fat day feeling?” Can’t fit into your favorite pair of jeans? How about a snide comment from a relative or colleague? That’s all it takes to turn an ordinary Monday or Tuesday into IFFD(I Feel Fat Day). Perhaps just like the national celebrations, ‘fat’ is important enough to get …

Sleepwalkers Need Enough Sleep

April 1, 2008, Montreal If you want sleepwalkers to roam around the whole night, deprive them of sleep. It may seem ironic, but a Canadian study of 40 sleepwalkers shows that when sleep-deprived, people have a greater tendency to sleepwalk. According to University of Montreals Dr. Antonio Zadra and his colleagues, the study supports recommendations for sleepwalkers to maintain a regular sleep cycle and avoid sleep deprivation. While sleep may seem like a steady state, it actually consists of 5 stages that cycle throughout the night. There are 5 stages of sleep including the REM (rapid eye movement) stage. A complete sleep cycle takes about 90 to 100 minutes and a regular sleep consists of 4 to 5 complete sleep …