3 Scientific Excuses for the Post Turkey Nap

3 Scientific Excuses for the Post Turkey Nap

Who doesn’t want to take a long nap after eating all that food on Thanksgiving Day? While you kick your feet up and watch football or the Macy’s Day Parade, your body gets down to the business of digestion. If anyone suggests you do the dishes, use these three scientific excuses for post turkey dinner […]

Sleepwalking as a Defense

Sleepwalking as a Defense

In recent BBC news a famous professional horse jockey was found passed out drunk in his car at a gas station in the middle of the night. The English jockey tested over the legal limit for alcohol and has come up with a rather unique defense–he was sleepwalking! Sleepwalking, also called non-insane automatism, is a reasonable defense […]

Sleeping Helps You Live Longer

Sleeping Helps You Live Longer

  Rip Van Winkle slept twenty years and woke up an old man. Recent research is showing that had he really slept twenty years, he might not have aged at all. Sleeping helps you live longer. We know that while some cells in our bodies (like brain cells) never replenish themselves, the rest of the cells […]

Vertigo (BPV) Causes Dizziness and Nausea

Vertigo (BPV) Causes Dizziness and Nausea

  Ever shift around in bed, or get out of bed and the room starts spinning? This is called Vertigo, Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV) or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) depending on how technical you want to be. Vertigo is caused by a dysfunction of the inner ear, usually an infection, trauma, or even aging. BPV […]