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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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Restless Quest for Sleep

19 Jan 2017 | 52,494 Views

America's insomnia epidemic has created a thriving market for tech-savvy sleep aids. From mattresses that track your sleeping movements to headbands that record your brain waves, you can collect more data about your sleeping habits than ever before. But is all of this techie data translating into a better night's sleep?

Rare Gene Mutation Allows Some People to Thrive on Minimal Sleep

05 Jan 2017 | 231,611 Views

Other side effects include an increased risk of dementia, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, MS and cancer. Decreased immune function. Increased susceptibility to stomach ulcers. Premature aging. The list goes on, and yet most people glorify it like a badge of honor.

Here’s What Losing Sleep Does to Your Heart

22 Dec 2016 | 36,698 Views

When you don’t get enough sleep, you put your heart health at risk. From increased heart strain and blood pressure to a raised risk of heart attack and arterial stiffness, skimping on sleep is a red flag for heart disease.

Sugary, Caffeinated Drinks Could Cost You Sleep

15 Dec 2016 | 16,421 Views

If you drink soda or energy drinks regularly, ther'’s a good chance your sleep may be affected. Likewise, if you're not getting enough sleep, it could drive you to seek out these health-damaging beverages - a vicious cycle that could make it harder for you to eliminate your unhealthy sugar habit.

Poor Sleep Can Lead to Overeating the Next Day

17 Nov 2016 | 21,847 Views

More research confirms that skimping on sleep makes you eat more than you normally would the next day. Sleep deprivation may mess with hormones involved in appetite regulation while at the same time increasing your desire to seek out food as a reward.

Your Brain Needs Sleep - How to Counteract the Ill Effects of Working the Night Shift

10 Nov 2016 | 206,953 Views

Imagine your brain as a series of clogged pipes, filled with toxic waste. When you do this, it flushes it out, slashing your risk of Alzheimer's. But when you neglect it, it can cause your brain to drown in its own biological debris.

Natural Secrets to Help You Get a Sound Night’s Sleep

03 Nov 2016 | 55,257 Views

One in 3 US adults struggle with insomnia, putting their health and sanity at risk. From herbal supplements to melatonin and tweaking your bright light exposure, learn the natural secrets that can make regular, high-quality sleep a reality in your life.

GABA for Sleep

29 Sep 2016 | 69,574 Views

The neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) inhibits your central nervous system for a calming effect. People with insomnia may have up to 30 percent lower GABA levels than people who sleep well. Certain foods and lifestyle habits may help you increase your levels naturally.

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

15 Sep 2016 | 84,883 Views

Nearly 60 million Americans struggle to sleep each night. At least 15 percent of these people are turning to sleep aids to get through the night, some with disastrous effects. Fortunately, healthier options include several herbs and nearly 30 tips that may help improve your sleep quality.

What Lack of Sleep Does to Your Brain

08 Sep 2016 | 76,726 Views

Sleep deprivation leaves you with more than a groggy brain. When you don't get eight hours of sleep, you increase your potential risk for many health conditions. Using these strategies, you may be able to start sleeping well tonight.

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