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How to Sleep Better Despite the Winter Cold

Assuming you have proper heat in your home and a comfortable place to sleep, winter can be one of the more enjoyable times of year to sleep.  Here are some tips to make the most of your sleep as we reach the coldest winter months: Don’t crank up the heat: New research indicates that by…
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Kids Using Screens in the Dark Before Bedtime Won’t Sleep as Well

Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep, when compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or not at all. The study by British and Swiss researchers is the first to analyse the pre-sleep use…
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Rock Yourself to Sleep

It’s been long known that it’s a good idea to rock a baby to sleep.  According to a new study, we should all be sleeping that way. Swiss researchers from the universities of Geneva (UNIGE), Lausanne (UNIL) and from the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) have conducted two studies: one on young adults and the…
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Allergies Can Make You Lose Sleep in Winter, Too

Everyone understands allergies flare up in the spring, when everything is blooming and there’s a layer of yellow-green pollen on your car every morning.  These allergies can clog your sinuses and tend to include sneezing in their repertoire as well.  These symptoms don’t generally lead to a good night’s sleep.  But, while spring and summer…
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5 Ways to Declutter Your Sleep

De-cluttering is a huge trend right now, spurred on by Japanese organizer Marie Kondo’s books and her new Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo“.  People all over the world are going through their homes and tossing out old things that don’t, “bring them joy.” What would bring your world a lot of joy is…
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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 quite place This has nothing whatsoever to do with last year’s movie.  It’s pretty simple,…
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Beware These Surprisingly Caffeinated Foods

You’ve seen articles on SleepBetter time and time again that suggest you’ll sleep better if you avoid caffeine starting in the afternoon.  This is because the effects of this wake-up drug can stick around for five hours or more.  But, that doesn’t mean you should just avoid coffee, sodas, and energy drinks.  The average cup…
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Less Than Six Hours of Sleep Can Cause Serious Heart Problems

Sleep deprivation is at critical levels in the U.S., and it may be leading to an increase in heart disease.  According to a new story, people who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours. Researchers say that…
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Researchers Finding More Links Between Poor Sleep and Alzheimer’s

Poor sleep is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. People with the disease tend to wake up tired, and their nights become even less refreshing as memory loss and other symptoms worsen. But how and why restless nights are linked to Alzheimer’s disease is still not fully understood. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine…
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5 Reasons Why the Right Pillow Matters So Much

What’s the most important sleep item in your toolbox?  You could make a case for a number of things, depending upon how you sleep, but one that has to keep rising to the top is the humble pillow.  If you have the wrong one for your sleep style, it can create a variety of problems.  …
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