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Losing Your Daylight Saving Hour as Painlessly as Possible

The idea of beginning Daylight Saving Time is attractive in many ways.  In the spring and summer, days are longer, which means outside activities after work hours.  It also marks the end of the dark days of winter.  The downside, however, is that we all lose an hour of sleep.  It’s like a nationwide jet lag…
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Poll: Pain is the Biggest Sleep Problem

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A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) finds that pain is the biggest factor that’s keeping Americans from getting the amount of sleep they want. This week, March 2-6, is 2015 National Sleep Awareness Week.  Each year, the NSF publishes its Sleep in America poll during this week.  This year’s survey focuses on pain,…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Alcohol for Sleep

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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 true. Myth or Truth: Alcohol helps you sleep. TRUTH Alcohol DOES make you sleepy. However, don’t take that as meaning that it’s a good sleep aid. Once the alcohol wears…
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Research: Longer Sleep Means Higher Stroke Risk

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The current recommendations for sleep duration for the average person is around seven to eight hours.  Some people need more and some people can get by just fine on less.  The problem is, however, that new research indicates those who sleep more than eight hours each night run a higher risk of stroke later in…
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Ask SleepBetter: Hot Tea for Insomnia?

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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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Study: Seniors Can Meditate Their Way to Better Sleep

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For quite some time, SleepBetter articles have recommended that those who have sleep troubles, particularly issues with a racing mind, learn relaxation techniques to settle down for a better night’s sleep.  New research is taking that one step further, at least for senior citizens, by suggesting a meditation program. The research, which was a joint…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Exercise at Night?

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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 true. Myth or Truth: Exercising in the evening is bad for your sleep. MYTH Exercise is definitely a good thing to do for your body, and it will help you…
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Napping Toddlers May Sleep Less at Night

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New research may change the way parents look at sleep for their kids. The study, published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, looked at the value of napping for children.  Parents have nearly always been encouraged to put their toddlers in bed for a nap during the day.  Generally, children start eliminating naps around the age…
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Ask SleepBetter: Do Cold Rooms Cause Nightmares?

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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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A Blood Test for Sleepiness May Be Coming

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Scientists say they’ve found a biological marker for sleep debt, a discovery that may pave the way for a blood test for sleep deprivation. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania tested blood samples from rats and humans after they’d had only four hours of sleep a night for five nights. What they found is that in both,…
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