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Study: How Well You Sleep Is Genetic

Scientists now say how well you sleep is in part determined by your genes. In a new study, researchers at Harvard Medical School examined the genes and sleep habits of more than 47,000 people of European descent and another nearly 4,800 African-Americans. They also reviewed previous studies for information about genetic variations.  In the end, they…
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Ask SleepBetter: Restless Leg Syndrome

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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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Research: Night Owls are More Negative

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Are you the type that likes to stay up late?  If so, chances are you’re more prone to negative thoughts throughout the day than your early-to-bed counterparts. Research conducted at Binghamton University measured just how detrimental a late bedtime can be on the mind.  Scientists there surveyed 100 students on their everyday sleep habits and then put…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Time to 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 actually not myths at all. Myth or Truth: People who fall asleep fast are more likely to be sleep deprived. TRUTH The average person takes from 10-20 minutes to fall…
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Ask SleepBetter: Waking Up Early

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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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Focusing on Business and Sleep

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When the calendar turns to December, most of us start spending a lot of time talking about the year-end holidays and even New Year’s resolutions.  The business media, however, has picked the last few days to talk about sleep … specifically how the lack thereof can harm your career. On December 1, Forbes published an…
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5 Tips to Enjoy Thanksgiving While Sleeping Better

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Thanksgiving brings to the mind images of family get-togethers, football, and … of course … gorging on turkey.  It’s the latter of those three images, however, that can lead to sleep issues. Below are five SleepBetter tips that will help you stay well rested during the Thanksgiving weekend as well as the year-end holidays: 1)…
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Sleep Myth Monday: Turkey and Tryptophan

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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: That sleepy feeling you get after Thanksgiving dinner is caused by the chemical tryptophan, which is found in turkey meat. MYTH Turkey…
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Scientists Can Now Eliminate Memory Loss Due to Lack of Sleep

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Sleep is a critical period for memory consolidation, and most people don’t get enough. Research has shown that even brief periods of sleep deprivation can lead to difficulty remembering things. In a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, a team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania found that a particular set…
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Ask SleepBetter: Best Side Sleeping Pillow?

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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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