All posts in category Anti Depressants-Sleeping Aid

WHY YOU CAN’T STAY AWAKE: THE DANGERS OF SLEEP APNEA – HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

When breathing stops, the brain signals the heart to pump more vigorously to compensate for the drop in oxygen supply. Blood pressure thus rises sharply; in severe cases, this increase can lead to cardiac arrest, which can be fatal. One study found that patients with sleep apnea were five times as likely to have high [...]

THE OTHER SIDE OF SLEEP: THE DREAM DEBATE

Today, with the increased attention paid to sleep by the medical community, the debate over the function of dreams continues apace. As in any good debate, there are opposing schools of thought, each armed with volumes of data to prove its points. One camp, comprised mainly of psychiatrists and psychologists, stands committed to the belief, [...]