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Survey: 60% Don’t Get Enough Sleep

It shouldn’t be a shock that a lot of us don’t get enough sleep, but a new survey conducted in Britain is a bit alarming. The survey, conducted on behalf of a professor at the University of Hertfordshire, found that 59% of the respondents get fewer than seven hours of sleep each night.  The recommended amount…
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Sleeping Without Disturbance Helps Your Memory

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New research points out just how important sleep is when it comes to memory, while at the same time showing us that we need quiet and uninterrupted sleep. The research, conducted by scientists at several New York City institutions, looked at what happens when new information is introduced while a subject is sleeping.  During sleep,…
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TV Viewing Again Linked to Poor Sleep for Children

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Once again, researchers are warning us that television and childhood sleep don’t mix very well. Propping up previous studies, scientists in Massachusetts followed more than 1,800 children from ages six months to nearly eight years. Mothers kept track of how much time each day infants were in a room where a television was on, how much…
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Monday Sleep Myth: A 24-Hour Body Clock?

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This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all. Myth or Truth:  The body’s internal clock is set to 24 hours and would be synchronized perfectly with sunrise and sunset if it weren’t…
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Ask SleepBetter: Why Can’t I Sleep Better Now That I’m Older?

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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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5 Tips to Sleep Better with Spring Allergies

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Spring has sprung in many parts of the U.S.  With it is the blooming of flowering plants and trees and, unfortunately, spring allergies.  Some areas, in fact, as already seeing very high tree pollen levels and the telltale coating of green dust on everything.  If you have seasonal allergies, it’s hard to breath well.  If…
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Sleep Myth Monday: What is Insomnia?

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This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all. Myth or Truth:  Insomnia is characterized by difficulty falling asleep. MYTH Difficulty falling asleep is just one symptom of insomnia. Others include frequent awakenings…
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The Snooze Button is Not Your Friend

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Many of us believe the snooze button on an alarm clock to be the best invention of the last 100 years.  Just one little press of that magical button buys us up to nine or 10 minutes of extra sleep.  Or …. does it? The problem with the snooze button is that it gives you…
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Study: Prescription Sleeping Pills Can Shorten Your Life

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New research indicates that two of the most prescribed sleeping pills on the market may shorten your life. The study, conducted at the University of Warwick in the UK, looked at the impact of sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs when taken over a long period of time.  Researchers followed nearly 35,000 subjects over seven-and-a-half years….
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Sleep Myth Monday: Using Your Knees to Reset Your Body Clock

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This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all. Myth or Truth:  Research has shown that you can reset your body’s internal clock by shining light on the back of your knees. TRUTH…
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