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Improve Your Sleep Quality and Quantity [Infographic]

Improve Your Sleep Quality and Quantity When it comes to sleep, there’s a lot to learn, and scientists are still trying to figure out a lot of things.  Regular people are trying to figure it out too, and one of the biggest mysteries for some is how to sleep better.  In the sixth of our…
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Get Medical Advice Before Giving Children Melatonin

Researchers looking into how many children use melatonin revealed some surprising findings.  They’re also urging parents to consult with a medical professional if they plan for their children to use melatonin, as the long-term effects on minors are unknown.  The study, conducted at Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands, found that as many as…
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Take a Bath 90 Minutes Before Bed for Better Sleep

Science has proven what a lot of people already knew — taking a warm bath before bed is a great way to get a better night’s sleep. Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin used systematic review protocols — a method used to search for and analyze relevant data — to allowed researchers…
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Sleep Around the World [Infographic]

Sleep Around the World When it comes to sleep, there’s a lot to learn, and scientists are still trying to figure out a lot of things.  Something that seems fairly obvious is that sleep is universal — we all need it.  Unfortunately, though, a significant percentage of people aren’t sleeping the proper amount.  In the…
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5 Tips for Sleeping Cooler

Now that we’re well into summer, many parts of the United States are starting to bake in hotter-than-usual summer heat. In fact, some areas of the country that aren’t used to extreme heat are seeing temperatures running over 90 degrees.  What can you do if your home doesn’t have air conditioning or you find yourself…
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Poor Sleep Could Be Keeping You From Losing Weight

A person’s weight is an important factor in their overall health. You don’t want to be too light, nor do you want to be too heavy, as both can pose a lot of health-related hazards. This is why malnourished people are told to gain weight, while obese people are encouraged to shed some of that…
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Tackle Daytime Sleepiness With a Nap [Infographic]

Tackle Daytime Sleepiness With a Nap When it comes to sleep, there’s a lot to learn, and scientists are still trying to figure out a lot of things.  One of the things that’s become more clear over the years is the importance of napping.  In the fourth of our 11 weekly infographics (which, when tallied…
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We’ve Been Sleeping the Same Way for 450 Million Years

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that neural signatures in sleeping zebrafish are analogous to those of humans, suggesting that the brain activity evolved at least 450 million years ago, before any creatures crawled out of the ocean. Scientists have known for more than 100 years that fish enter a sleep-like…
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Pink Noise During Sleep Can Boost Memory in Cognitive Impairment Patients

Gentle sound stimulation played during specific times during deep sleep enhanced deep or slow-wave sleep for people with mild cognitive impairment, including those who are at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. The individuals whose brains responded the most robustly to the sound stimulation showed an improved memory response the following day. The sound stimulation consisted of…
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Study Links Irregular Sleep With Metabolic Disorders

A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wake-up schedule, and thus getting different amounts of sleep each night, can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, high blood sugar and other metabolic disorders. In fact, for every hour of variability in time to bed and…
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