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Want a Good Night's Sleep? Then Never Do These Things Before Bed

These common mistakes disrupt your brain waves and cause you to toss and turn, preventing you from falling asleep quickly. What's more, you may wake up and be unable to fall back asleep. If you...

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Too Many Children Taking Melatonin

22 Jun 2017 | 25,120 Views

Melatonin supplementation may help reset your internal clock leading to a better night's sleep, but its use in healthy children is controversial, especially for long periods. If your child has a hard time sleeping, here's what you should know about melatonin and other options for a good night's rest.

Air Pollution Is Linked to Poor Sleep

08 Jun 2017 | 14,470 Views

If you're having trouble sleeping and you can't figure out why, it's possible traffic-related air pollution could be to blame. Both nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine-particle pollution have been linked to sleep disturbances, highlighting the fact that your environment plays an important role in your body's ability to get high-quality sleep.

Tips and Tricks to Resolve Common Sleep Problems

01 Jun 2017 | 97,013 Views

Not getting enough sleep can lead to all sorts of problems including as much as doubling your risk of heart disease, a heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, there are many solutions for every type of sleeping problem, whether 'cognitive popcorn' has you tossing and turning, or you can't seem to stay asleep or have trouble waking up in the morning.

Are You Sleep Deprived? A Simple Test

18 May 2017 | 60,636 Views

The sleep onset latency test serves to reveal - in 15 minutes or less - whether you're severely sleep deprived, slightly sleep deprived or well rested. The test involves a spoon, a metal tray and a darkened bedroom and is a remarkably easy way to figure out if you need more sleep.

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

04 May 2017 | 186,986 Views

It's one of the most popular remedies for insomnia, and studies have found it helps improve the speed at which you fall asleep, and overall quality of sleep. Start with 400 to 900mg, 30 minutes to two hours before bed - but watch out for this.

Being a Night Owl Is Linked to Depression

27 Apr 2017 | 30,332 Views

If you tend to go to bed late and wake up late, also known as having an evening chronotype or being a night owl, you could be at increased risk for depression. While going to bed earlier is ideal, there's a simple strategy that may help to protect your health if you're awake after the sun goes down.

Sleep Deprivation Costs Billions and Makes People Rude

20 Apr 2017 | 25,894 Views

Even one night of poor sleep is enough to change employees' behavior and attitudes at work the next day, leading to increases in 'unwanted behaviors' like rudeness, taking long (unapproved) lunches and theft. Such misbehaviors cost the US $200 billion a year while posing steep individual risks as well.

One-Third of Your Pillow Weight May Be Dust Mites and Bug Droppings

12 Apr 2017 | 50,028 Views

Quality sleep is important to your overall health. However, breathing in toxic fumes, increasing your risk of allergic reactions and waking with a stiff neck or back is not part of a good night of sleep. I’ll give you strategies to avoid all three.

Sleep Apnea in Children Linked to Detrimental Brain Changes

06 Apr 2017 | 179,341 Views

And it's even worse for men, affecting about half - kids who have it perform worse academically, it can trigger nerve cells in your brain to die, slash the amount of oxygen in your blood and mess with melatonin production. But this therapy can cut the severity in half.

A Shower at Night Might Help You Sleep Better

30 Mar 2017 | 33,891 Views

A warm shower in the evening may help you get to sleep faster and enjoy a more restful night of sleep. However, it's important to time the shower correctly so it becomes a part of a relaxing and destressing routine and doesn't, instead, interrupt your sleep.

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