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10 Proven Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

A good night of sleep — at least 7 hours per night — is a necessity. From a health and fitness perspective, a good night's sleep helps us stay lean by helping to maintain good insulin sensitivity. It cuts the risk of common colds and increases resilience to stress. It also improves memory and performance. Finally, [...]

By | 2017-10-05T15:47:37+00:00 August 20th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How much do we really know about sleep?

There is no single activity that humans do more: if you live to be 90, you will probably spend 32 years asleep. It is as vital for us as eating or drinking water. Sleep deprivation will kill you as surely as starvation. It is an activity we share with every other animal species, from cockroaches [...]

By | 2017-10-05T15:47:37+00:00 July 17th, 2014|Categories: Health|0 Comments

11 Tips to sleep well on a hot summer night

Choose cotton. Save the ooh-la-la satin, silk, or polyester sheets for cooler nights. Light-colored bed linens made of lightweight cotton (Egyptian or otherwise) are breathable and excellent for promoting ventilation and airflow in the bedroom. Get cold comfort. Here’s a four-seasons tip for keeping utilities charges down: Buy a hot water bottle. In winter, fill [...]

By | 2017-10-05T15:47:37+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Categories: Summer Sleeping|0 Comments

Researchers warn of health dangers of too much light while we sleep

There are regular warnings that people aren't sleeping properly. Too much light from electronic devices before bedtime. Not enough time in bed. Excessive caffeine. Now there's another potential worry - too much light in the bedroom. Previous studies have linked light at night with ill health in rodents. Now a study of 113,000 women suggests [...]

By | 2014-06-04T10:41:32+00:00 June 4th, 2014|Categories: Health|0 Comments

How Will You Sleep Tonight? It’s in Your Genes

Are you one of those people who rises before dawn and never needs an alarm clock? Or would you happily sleep until midmorning if you could? Do you feel like you are just hitting your stride by late afternoon, or do you get the day's main tasks accomplished by lunch? Most of us have some [...]

By | 2017-10-05T15:47:37+00:00 May 16th, 2014|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Too little sleep, and too much, affect memory

How might sleep affect memory? People who are persistently sleep deprived are more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, and narrowed blood vessels. Each of these can decrease blood flow inside the brain. Brain cells need a lot of oxygen and sugar, so blood flow problems could affect their ability to work properly. Poor [...]

By | 2017-10-05T15:47:37+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Why lack of sleep is bad for your health

Many effects of a lack of sleep, such as feeling grumpy and not working at your best, are well known. But did you know that sleep deprivation can also have profound consequences for your physical health? When you might need more sleep than normal There are some situations when you'll need more than the standard [...]

By | 2017-10-05T15:47:37+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Categories: Health|0 Comments

Why women get more tired than men

Birth control, equal pay, government representation — and sleep? Turns out snooze time may be the latest item on the list of women’s issues. According to recent research from the Centers for Disease Control, women are more likely than men to say they’re tired or even exhausted. While there’s no single explanation for the gender [...]

By | 2017-10-05T15:47:37+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Categories: Womens sleep|0 Comments

32 Solutions for When You Can’t Sleep

Beyond Counting Sheep — Your Action Plan Whether you’re a chronic insomniac or just have the occasional restless night, read on for lasting sleep solutions.  This article is written by Laura Newcomer, you can read the full thing here: http://greatist.com/health/cant-sleep-advice-and-tips Try these strategies for gradually improving sleep quality over time. Keep track. Record how much [...]

By | 2017-10-05T15:47:37+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Categories: Sleep hints & tips|0 Comments