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Sleep Disorders

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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Sleep education can help young kids sleep better

2014-06-18 10:14

Getting adequate sleep is essential for the healthy development of young kids. When problems arise with young kids sleeping well a growing awareness of the potential dangerous side effects of drugs to help kids sleep has lead to an interest in non-drug interventions to help with this problem. One successful approach to helping kids to sleep naturally is sleep education.

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