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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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Improving Your Sleep May Be Key for Preventing and Treating Metabolic Disorders

According to a new poll by Sleep in America, 53% of respondents who did this before bed rate their sleep as excellent, compared to just 27% of those who didn’t. It takes just minutes, but it could also slash your risk of obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.

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Sleep Loss May Cause Brain Damage and Accelerate Onset of Alzheimer’s, Two New Studies Show

It naturally allows your glymphatic system to flush out toxins (linked to Alzheimer's) from your brain, back into your circulatory system. From there, the waste eventually reaches your liver, where it's ultimately eliminated.

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How Dangerous Is Sleep Deprivation, Really?

Research is beginning to uncover the complexities of what happens during sleep… and the extreme toll it may take on your health if you don’t get enough.

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Do You Suffer Widespread Pain? It May Be Time to Address Your Sleep

Recent research has found depriving yourself of this was the #1 predictor for widespread pain in adults over 50. Help fix it by doing this during the day, and following these 3 guidelines in the evening.

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Jet Lag, Late Nights, and Naps Disrupt Gene Function

Disrupted sleep may impact a significant number of your genes, leading to an increased risk of chronic disease.

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Hospital Room Lighting May Worsen Your Mood and Pain

The lighting in your hospital room may have a negative impact on your health and wellness, but simple changes could make a major difference.

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Sleep Therapy Seen as an Aid for Depression

Potentially groundbreaking new research may change standard therapy for depression to include non-drug therapies that address proper sleep.

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Americans are Popping Sleeping Pills in Record Numbers

A startling study has revealed that people with this sleeping habit are not only at up to a 35% higher risk for certain cancers, they are also nearly four times as likely to die. Are you making this mistake that's also linked to diabetes and depression?

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Sleep Is Critical for Brain Detoxification, Groundbreaking Research Finds

Your brain has a waste management system much like your lymphatic system. Your brain cells even shrink 60% to allow cerebral spinal fluid to flush away wastes and amyloid proteins that form Alzheimer's plaque. Make this mistake at night and lose 90% of this critical cleanup action...

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Sleeping Longer Linked to Faster Decline in Brain Function

You’ve heard about the risks of too little sleep, but did you know that too much sleep may be equally as damaging to your health?

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