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Vast Majority of Office Workers are Sleep Deprived

It’s no shock that a lot of us don’t get near the amount of sleep we need, but sometimes a study comes along that quantifies it in a way that reminds us that changes need to be made. Most experts recommend adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep.  The wide span accounts for vast…
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Ask SleepBetter: Sleeping with the TV

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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 we are not…
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At Risk for Sleep Apnea? Learn to Play the Flute!

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Every so often, we here at SleepBetter come across a sleep-related story that sounds too weird to be true.  Sometimes they are, but this one actually makes sense when you think about it. Researchers have determined that playing the flute or another wind instrument like the saxophone can reduce your risk of sleep apnea if…
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Scientists Link Sleep Apnea to Memory Loss

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Sleep apnea is a scary disorder.  At minimum, it can cause its sufferers to be tired all day regardless of how much time they spend in bed.  At extremes, it can be fatal.  Scientists are now warning about another possible complication — early memory loss. Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder in which the airways…
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Deep Sleep for Space Travel

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Remember when you were a kid, and your parents loaded you into the car for a long trip?  Many times on those trips, you’d fall asleep for a large portion of the trip, and find that it seemed like you were there in no time.  That’s what scientists are hoping they can force astronauts to…
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Treating Military Sleep Can Help With PTSD

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It’s not uncommon for members of the military who are on deployment or even home after deployment to have a variety of sleep problems.  New research shows us that treating those sleep problems can help alleviate symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Scientists at the RAND Corporation surveyed more than 2,000 married…
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New Study Says Less Money = Less Sleep

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Money may not buy happiness, but apparently those who have it are sleeping better. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently took a close look at numbers from the 2013 Health Interview Survey.  Since the CDC considers sleep deficiency a public health epidemic, the amount of sleep that individuals are receiving was of…
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Fight Spring Pollen Allergies, and Sleep Better

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In many parts of the country, you can already tell it’s spring. You can tell by the coughing, wheezing, sneezing and sniffing. Yes, spring allergy season is upon us. Since pollen is making its yearly appearance in many parts of the country right now, we’ve published multiple articles this week aimed at helping you sleep better despite…
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Is It A Cold Or Allergies That’s Keeping You From Sleeping?

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In many parts of the country, if your car, house, and everything else isn’t already being covered in a layer of yellow-green dust … it will be soon.  That dust is pollen, and it is the top allergy trigger in the United States.  Interestingly, though, a lot of people walk around this time of year…
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Insomnia and Depression Can Equal More Nightmares

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Insomnia and depression are a predictor for nightmares, according to new research conducted in Finland. The study, published in the journal Sleep, had two goals.  First, it wanted to find out if factors associated with frequent nightmares could be reproduced in a large population sample.  It also wanted to examine whether there were previously unreported factors…
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