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Sleep Important To Long-Term Health

Sleep well, Iowa, and have a healthy tomorrow! That's the message from the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) as many Iowans return to their normal non-holiday routine and get serious about their New Year's resolutions.

The advice comes on the heels of a study conducted by the University of Chicago that suggests a strong link between lack of good sleep and type 2 diabetes. In the study, researchers suppressed restorative slow-wave sleep in volunteer subjects, resulting in a 25 percent decrease in their insulin sensitivity.

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Selective Attention Most Impaired During First Night Shift Worked

Our biological propensity for keeping awake during the day and sleeping at night makes night work a challenge. Now, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have found that attention is especially affected during the first night shift. This research appears in the November 28, 2007 edition of the Public Library of Science ONE.

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Proper Mattress Can Improve Sleep Comfort

A good night's sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle; however, an estimated 70 million Americans complain of sleeplessness. This October, during National Chiropractic Month, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is offering advice to help consumers select comfortable mattresses and pillows that can help limit unnecessary back and neck pain.

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Obstructive sleep apnea treatment prevents heart attacks, strokes

Treatment of patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) dramatically reduces early indications of atherosclerosis in just months, linking OSA directly to the hardening or narrowing of the arteries.

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Dreamerz All-Natural Sleep Beverage Now Available

After a few too many restless nights and bleary-eyed days, a trio of ambitious and sleep-deprived women resolved to make the divine dream of safe and soothing sleep a reality. Today, this dream team -- led by former insomniac, now energetic entrepreneur, Amanda Steele -- announced the availability of Dreamerz, the first ever all-natural sleep beverage dietary supplement, in stores throughout Los Angeles County.

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