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Losing Tongue Fat Reduces Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Losing weight is an effective treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), but why exactly this is the case has remained unclear. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have discovered that improvements in sleep apnea symptoms appear to be linked to the reduction of fat in one unexpected body part — the tongue. Using magnetic…
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Take a Warm Bath to Sleep Better

Is tossing and turning common before dozing off to sleep?  According to a recent study, taking a warm bath might help folks get some rest. Researchers found that a warm bath, or shower, between 104-109 degrees Fahrenheit could help people fall asleep about 10 minutes faster. “It appeared that if you take a warm shower or…
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Top Five Items in your Sleep Toolbox

Sleep is easy for some, but for others it’s a chore to get to dreamland.  Regardless of what type of sleeper you are, there are a handful of basic things that are needed to ensure you maximize your rest. A quiet place It’s pretty simple, really.  It’s harder to sleep in a place where there’s…
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A Blood Test Could Tell if Your Children are Sleeping Enough

A simple blood test could provide a reliable metric to tell if children are sleeping enough.  The test could also check for a variety of other problems, as sleep affects susceptibility to many diseases. Sleep is essential for children’s health, and insufficient sleep duration is associated with negative health outcomes such as heart disease and…
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Yes, You Can Set a Bedtime for Your Teenager

Teenagers in the US simply don’t get enough rest. The consequences of this epidemic of sleep deprivation are extensive and include increasing rates of anxiety and depression among adolescents as well as suicidal thoughts and actions. Sleep-deprived teens are also more likely to be involved in car crashes and run a higher risk of injury…
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U.S. Air Force Is Studying Ways to Improve Sleep

The Air Force is studying sleep habits among Airmen to find ways to improve performance and ensure their readiness to support the mission. Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure…
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The ABC’s (and Zzzzz’s) of Proper Napping

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to get more sleep, we applaud you but realize that it may be easier said than done.  That’s a where a nap comes in.  Naps were once considered something that small children and lazy people did, but scientists are discovering more and more that there are huge…
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How to Tell if Someone is Asleep

It may seem like a pretty simple thing, but scientists are still debating how to tell if someone’s brain is asleep.  This question is of great practical importance when making medical decisions about anesthesia or treating patients in vegetative state or coma. Currently, researchers rely on various measurements from an electroencephalogram, or EEG, to assess…
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5 New Year’s Sleep Resolutions for 2020

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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Our Most Popular Sleep Tip in 2019

This past year was a big one for advancements in the science of sleep.  We here at SleepBetter.org strive to make sure you you know about all of the sleep news available, while also giving tips to help you sleep better.  So, as we approach the beginning of 2020, we did some research to find…
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