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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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Can Pink Noise Help You Sleep?

23 Mar 2017 | 38,878 Views

Soothing pink noise, which sounds similar to rushing water, has a notable influence on sleep quality and may also improve your brain health. Adding this type of beneficial noise to your bedroom is just one way to enhance your sleep hygiene and, in doing so, your overall health.

Can Prebiotic Foods Improve Your Sleep?

16 Mar 2017 | 43,044 Views

The bacteria in your gut do more than help your body digest and metabolize food. Beneficial bacteria reduce your potential for disease, while unfriendly bacteria increase your risk of leaky gut. Prebiotics are now linked to another bodily function that may improve your ability to think clearly.

Tips and Tricks to Help You Fall Asleep Faster

16 Feb 2017 | 185,916 Views

Believe it or not, it will actually prevent you from thinking about anything else, making it easy to nod off. Plus: what to do in the evening to empty your mind so you're not lying in bed tossing, turning and worrying.

The Many Health Benefits of Sleeping Naked

26 Jan 2017 | 357,830 Views

Almost everyone does this - 92 percent of Americans, in fact. But it can have a detrimental impact on your sleep quality. And research shows that your best sleep is critical to detoxifying your brain, losing weight while you sleep, heart health and more. Don't make this mistake tonight.

Restless Quest for Sleep

19 Jan 2017 | 57,960 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 | 238,935 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 | 40,385 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 | 17,251 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 | 27,421 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 | 212,349 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.

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