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Sleep Better in Middle Age, and Remember Better Later in Life

If you’re in your middle years right or will be soon, do everything you can to get a good night’s sleep.  According to new research, it may help you down the road. The researchers, from Baylor University’s Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory, looked at 50 years of studies on the subject of sleep and memory, and…
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The Dangers of Sleeping in the Cold

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An epic snowstorm is hammering New England right now, leaving several feet of snow in its wake in some areas.  That amount of snow and wind is sure to shut down the electricity for some people.  How can you sleep at night in a cold house, and what are the dangers? Be careful with space…
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Even One Drink Can Harm Your Sleep

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It’s fairly common knowledge that when you drink a lot of alcohol, the quality of your sleep is diminished.  But, according to a new study, even a single nightcap can negatively impact your slumber. The research, conducted at the University of Melbourne in Australia, looked into the idea that even a little nip is a bad…
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Naps Are Key To Learning For Infants

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We all know sleep is important for all of us, but for babies it’s critical to not only their health and growth, but also their learning. New research conducted in the UK and Germany wanted to look into sleep in the first year of life, because the team conducting the study realized that very little…
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Allergies Can Make You Lose Sleep in Winter, Too

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Everyone understands allergies flare up in the spring, when everything is blooming and there’s a layer of yellow-green pollen on your car every morning.  These allergies can clog your sinuses and tend to include sneezing in their repertoire as well.  These symptoms don’t generally lead to a good night’s sleep.  But, while spring and summer…
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E-Reading Is Bad For Your Sleep

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A new study is just the latest in a growing mound of evidence that shows using electronic devices before bed is bad for your sleep.  This time, the research focused on the use of electronic books, or e-books. Reading a book before bed is a very popular activity.  It’s relaxing and can distract your mind…
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Researchers Say Your Day Should Start Later

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Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) jumped into the growing debate over school start times.  The AAP says school for teenagers needs to start later to accommodate the teenaged body clock.  Now new research is suggesting that ALL of us should have later start times. Researchers at University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine reviewed the…
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Ask SleepBetter: Occasional Sleep Drug Use?

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Have you wondered about something related to sleep, but just can’t find the answer? Lots of people do, and that’s why we created Ask SleepBetter. You can ask your own question on the SleepBetter Facebook Page, or by using our Ask SleepBetter contact form. We will try to answer as many questions as possible, but…
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That Favorite Gift From Santa May Keep Your Child From Sleeping Better

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Did your son or daughter just get a new smartphone or tablet from Santa?  If so, you may find that your child isn’t sleeping as well. A new study conducted at the University of California in Berkeley, and published in the journal Pediatrics, indicated that children who sleep with a smartphone or other handheld device slept less…
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Five New Year’s Sleep Resolutions for 2015

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We’re at that the time of year when a lot of people take stock of themselves and try to figure out what they can improve.  One thing that most people could work on is the amount of sleep they get each night.  Research has shown that getting the right amount of shut-eye can improve your…
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