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New Sleep-wake Neural Circuit Discovered: 3 Troubleshooting Tips for Sleepless Nights

2016-09-06 19:02

Recent news reveals that researchers discovered a new neural pathway in the brain that's responsible for your sleep-wake cycle. With these findings, scientists can develop better sleep medications that can give you higher quality sleep – which means you'll lose more weight and be healthier in general.

Sleep is very important for your health.

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Light during the day may serve as a natural remedy for sleep

2016-09-06 06:44

A study from Uppsala University has shown that daytime light exposure may offer a promising way to combat sleep disturbances which are associated with the use of electronic devices in the evening.

There have been concerns about the negative effects of using smartphones and tablets prior to bedtime on the quality of sleep in people.

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Five Sleep Secrets to Improve Sleep Habits and Efficiency

2016-08-31 21:34

Everyone wants to be healthy and successful, but most people ignore the one thing that holds them back: a good night's sleep habit. Without it, our bodies can’t heal, our minds aren’t sharp, and even a routine day can be a struggle. However, by learning a few simple tricks, you can take back your nights, and be even more productive every day by improving sleep habits and sleep efficiency.

Here are five of my sleep secrets:

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The Connection Between Sleep and Diet

2016-06-14 13:50

While you may not realize it, there is a big connection between your weight and how you sleep at night. Several studies point to the need to eat a healthier diet and get more exercise – and lose excess weight if needed.

Much research has been done regarding the correlation between chronic sleep disruption and weight gain.

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You Will Change Your Sleep Patterns After You See What It Does To Your Diet

2016-05-27 13:15

Decreasing the fat in your diet might not only help with weight loss (due to consuming fewer calories), but it may also improve your sleep – and therefore your overall health

Public health guidelines recommend that Americans more often choose lower fat foods, thus limiting intake to below 30% of total calories.

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Why Sleeping Pills Are Considered the Number 1 Most Dangerous Drug?

2015-10-13 12:49

Sleeping pills - (zolpidem (e.g., Ambien), temazepam (e.g., Restoril), eszopiclone (e.g., Lunesta), zaleplon (e.g., Sonata), other benzodiazepines such as triazolam (e.g., Halcion) and flurazepam (e.g., Dalmane), barbiturates, and sedative antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (e.g., Benadryl).

Sleeping pills may seem helpful and even innocuous; however, in a study of over 10,000 patients who took sleeping pills and over 20,000 matched patients who did not take sleeping pills the patients

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Sleepwalking, What Parents Should Know

2015-05-04 21:50

Neither of my parents were sleepwalkers, yet when I was about 12, I started wandering at night and engaging in activities such as making the bed. I was apparently in the minority, because a new study finds that more than 60 percent of kids whose mother and father were sleepwalkers also develop the practice themselves.

This discovery suggests that sleepwalking has a genetic component.

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Get enough of this if you want to improve memory for up to 28 years

2015-01-26 12:59

If you want to boost your memory and learning skills as you age, a new study suggests that maintaining good quality sleep when you're younger can result in better cognitive functioning for up to 28 years as you age.

A new study suggests that getting enough quality sleep when you’re younger results in a better memory when you’re older.

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Could your E-reader cause unknown health problems?

2014-12-23 11:17

Penn State researchers warn that light emitting devices like your e-reader could interfere with getting a good night's sleep. One reason is because electronic devices seem to interfere with the sleep hormone melatonin. Scientists for a new study wonder if the light from iPads, Kindle and other electronic reading devices could have long-term negative health effects.

Authors of a new study say the finding is important given high numbers of people who are

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Lack of sleep in teens dramatically increases the risk for obesity

2014-08-21 20:29

A lack of sleep among teens has been found to be associated with a significant increased risk for obesity. The consequences of not getting enough sleep can therefore be a lot more serious than simply falling asleep in class.

Optimizing sleep duration may help prevent excess weight gain in teens.

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