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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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Catastrophic Consequences of Chronic Sleep Deprivation

14 Dec 2017 | 21,411 Views

Sleeplessness has a devastating effect on your health and well-being, contributing to chronic illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Poor sleep also makes you two to three times more likely to develop a chronic pain condition.

Nobel Prize-Winning Science Highlights Importance of Good Sleep for Health

02 Nov 2017 | 171,577 Views

Ignoring this issue is like laying out the red carpet for a host of chronic health problems, obesity, occupational bloopers and more. It puts your organs in turmoil, causing them to send faulty misguided cues. And this can affect up to half your genes - too many to leave to chance.

What Is the Best Position for Sleep?

12 Oct 2017 | 234,050 Views

If you toss and turn at night, or wake up achy, you may be sleeping in one of these two popular positions. Even though many sleep specialists claim otherwise, I encourage you to give this alternative a try and see how it works for you. I've been using it for several months now and really enjoy it.

The Danger of Undiagnosed Sleep Apnea

21 Sep 2017 | 147,902 Views

And it affects about 22 million Americans, even children. When it happens, it starves your body and organs of oxygen and can cause irregular heart rhythms. Check out these 11 signs today and see if you are afflicted with this potentially dangerous yet common condition.

The Steep Cost of Sleep Deprivation

07 Sep 2017 | 170,064 Views

Just one more reason to avoid making this mistake that leaves you more vulnerable to buildup of amyloid beta proteins in your brain, associated with dementia. Even worse, it can become a vicious cycle because the greater your plaque buildup, the more likely you are to fall into this health-harming trap in the first place.

Do Fewer Dreams Mean Higher Dementia Risk?

07 Sep 2017 | 26,594 Views

If you rarely have dreams, it could be a sign that you're lacking in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, a phase of sleep that's important for learning, memory and mood. Recent research also suggests that if your REM sleep falls below a certain percentage of your total sleep cycle, your risk of dementia could be significantly increased.

Can Sleeping in Decrease Your Waist Size?

06 Jul 2017 | 31,016 Views

Sleeping in on weekends has been shown to lower your body mass index and may be a means of lowering your risk for heart disease, obesity and other health problems.

Too Many Children Taking Melatonin

22 Jun 2017 | 42,461 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 | 18,209 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 | 113,751 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.

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