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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...
Natural sleep aids like melatonin and 5-HTP are widely available, but do they work to promote a restful night’s sleep? Plus, how can you improve your body’s own melatonin production for better sleep?
Sleep is an integral part of your overall health and productivity. Turns out, your body may know when there's a full moon, even when you can't see the sky. Here's how you may be able to reduce its impact on your sleep quality.
All it takes is a wee little secretion of this life-protecting hormone to help guard against cancer, MS, and depression. And give you more energy during the day. The question is: Are you making any of these mistakes that can wipe out all its benefits?
By far one of the more important things you can do to stay healthy, it's often the most ignored. When you travel, it may be difficult to maintain a schedule to enhance the quality, but it’s important you don't overlook this or you could go home more tired than you left.
If your sleep could use some improvements, try these 16 sleep tips. What makes them unique is that you start them in the morning and continue throughout the day and night. By the time it's bedtime, you'll be ready for a sound night's sleep.
A study that compared melatonin profiles exposed to this vs. an alternative found that it shortened the time of elevated melatonin by about 90 minutes. Please, avoid it like the plague in the later hours.
And the worst part is many are clinically meaningless, offering no real benefit - yet taking them also makes you four times more likely to die and boosts your risk of depression, food cravings, diabetes and dementia. Please avoid, they're a death trap.
Lack of sleep may activate your body's endocannabinoid (eCB) system - the same one activated by marijuana. No wonder skimping on sleep triggers cravings for junk food, otherwise known as "the munchies."
It's like having a blood alcohol level of 0.10 percent, with impairment to match. Lowers academic and work performance, gives you poor judgment, can induce psychosis in as little as 24 hours, and is linked to nearly every disease. Time to ditch this as the true menace it is?
The quality of your sleep is just as important as the number of hours. Get a better night's rest, and thereby improve your overall health (including a lower risk of type 2 diabetes), with these top tips for sleep.