health

7 Things Your Body Is Saying If You Wake Up For Just A Little In The Middle Of The Night

We spend a huge portion of our lives sleeping, and that rest is very important to our health and cognition. However, not all of us are sleep-through-the-night champions. Disturbed sleep, whether it's waking up at 2 a.m. or drifting in and out of…
By JR Thorpe

A New Study Says Untreated Anxiety & Depression Can Affect Your Health Like Smoking

Anxiety and depression can be challenging mental illnesses for many people, but fortunately, effective treatments options are available. If anxiety and depression is left untreated, however, the long-term costs to your health can be high. According…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

There's A Higher Heart Attack Risk On Christmas Eve, New Research Finds

With the holidays around the corner, in addition to being a fun time to see family and friends, it can also be stressful. And, with that in mind, managing your stress levels — especially at this time of year — is crucial. In fact, the risk of a…
By Natalia Lusinski

Telling Someone To Just Be Optimistic When They’re Anxious Doesn’t Always Work — Here’s Why

Whether you've got work stress, or holiday-related money worries, it's natural to feel anxious when life gets tough. Everybody has their own set of strategies for dealing with anxiety, from seeing a therapist and taking medication to meditation and…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

What To Do If You See Someone Posting Suicidal Thoughts On Social Media, According To Experts

When someone speaks out about their mental health struggles, you might not know if you're the right person to offer support. But even if it's someone you're not close with anymore or even an acquaintance, you may be able to make a difference.…
By Lea Rose Emery

20 Things Therapists Want You To Know About Insecurities In Relationships

It's troublesome enough to feel insecure about yourself. Feeling insecure in a relationship can add to that discomfort. Turns out, however, a lot of people feel insecure in relationships — in one way or another. Therapists, though, have seen it all,…
By Eva Taylor Grant

What To Do If Hearing About Suicide In The News Is Triggering

When a story about suicide runs in the news, it can make all sorts of emotions bubble to the surface. But for those who live with a mental illness, hearing about suicide in the news can be triggering for many reasons; it can trigger symptoms of an…
By Mika Doyle

6 Psychological Symptoms Of Lyme Disease Experts Want You To Know

When you think of Lyme Disease, you might picture its most well-known symptoms, like the bulls-eye rash, fever, joint pain, and fatigue. But Lyme can actually have many other symptoms, including psychological ones, especially if it becomes chronic.…
By Suzannah Weiss

People Being Rude To You At Work Can Actually Impact Your SLEEP, According To Science

Say your coworker cut you off in a meeting, or dismissed your contributions yet again. Or maybe someone was just downright rude to you in the staff room. Is the incident likely to play in your mind when you're attempting to fall asleep, keeping you…
By Emily Dixon

The Holidays Mean Lots Of Family Time — Here’s How To Destress If You’re Not Used To It

The holidays are a time of year that can be simultaneously wonderful and terrifying, depending on your family situation. On one hand, the time off gives you the gift of togetherness with relatives that you likely haven’t seen in a while, but on the…
By Sanam Yar

5 Things You Can Do In The Morning For Better Sleep At Night

Sleep — the thing I want most that always feels just out of reach. Same? What if instead of trying to follow a perfect sleep hygiene routine at night, you also tried to get better sleep starting right when you wake up. Yes — better sleep can start…
By Brandi Neal

7 Foods That Can Improve Your Gut Health In Ways You Wouldn’t Expect

One of the least understood keys to our health may be the gut microbiome, that complicated mix of bacteria that lives in your digestive system. Researchers know now that it can impact a lot of illnesses, including mental health disorders, thanks to…
By JR Thorpe

If You Feel Cold All The Time, You *Actually* Might Be Cold Intolerant

If multiple layers of clothing are your go-to, and you’d prefer to be piled under blankets than pretty much anywhere else, then you might be cold intolerant — essentially, your body has a hard time regulating its temperature. If you’re cold…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

You Can Sign Up To Be Part Of A Study To See How CBD & THC Affect Your Period Cramps

If you get a period, you probably have experienced period cramps at least once — and figured out that the pain-relief options aren't always aces. Considering the average person with a period will have a cycle for about 40 years, according to the…
By Carolyn de Lorenzo

7 Creepy Things A Dead Body Can Do, According To Science

Even if you find it creepy to talk about death in general, and what a dead body can do in particular, the weirdness of it all can be lessened ever so slightly by looking at it from a scientific standpoint, including what types of activities continue…
By Carolyn Steber

What To Know About Hashimoto’s Disease, The Condition Adrienne Houghton Just Disclosed She Has

Actor and singer Adrienne Houghton took to The Real's Instagram on Dec. 13 to ask the public to stop speculating about whether she's pregnant, saying, "... This is not a baby; this is sweet potato pie,” Houghton said, holding up a piece of pie for…
By Mika Doyle

A New Study Just Debunked This Common Myth About Exercise & Sleep

You've probably heard the popular belief that working out close to bedtime can mess with your sleep/wake cycle, since it gives you a boost of energy right as you're trying to catch some Z's. However, research is showing that this common thinking is…
By Kyli Rodriguez-Cayro

What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Personality, According To Science

Sleeping position can be more than just the arrangement of limbs your cat finds a way to tread on every morning. Your sleep position can reveal a surprising amount of things about you, from your personality to clues about your health. For instance,…
By JR Thorpe

Here’s How To Sleep Better When You Share A Bed With Someone Else

Sleeping is amazing — and while relationships are great, the presence of another person in your bed-space can take time to get used to. If you get territorial over your share of duvet, or like stretching out like a starfish, you might be struggling…
By JR Thorpe

6 Hacks For Reversing Sleep Debt

Not getting enough sleep can wreak havoc on everything from your energy levels to your mood. If you haven't been getting enough sleep, you're likely feeling the consequences, which means it's important to catch up ASAP. Thankfully, there are a…
By Carina Wolff