You know you need 7-8 hours of quality sleep EVERY night and if you don't get that - you're at risk for a whole host of illnesses...
But all you can do is toss and turn at night, stare at the ceiling and worry... worry... worry...
And the combination of worrying about life, and worrying that your worrying is keeping you from your precious sleep just compounds...
Until you decide you're go... ››› more
Are you dreading those winter colds... the stuffy blocked nose, the pounding in your head, and the endless boxes of tissues...?
Well, researchers recently found that there's one thing you can do, that won't cost you a cent, that could reduce your colds by 28% and other infections by as much as 80%!
Keep reading to find out what it is... Foods that help you live cleaner and healthier
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Previously, scientists and doctors recommended no exercise within two to four hours before bedtime. It was thought to disrupt your sleep pattern because of the adrenaline rush and rise in body temperature.
But new research by the US National Sleep Foundation has shown this is not true. They surveyed 1000 people between the ages of 23 and 60 and what they discovered was pretty remarkable. Exerci... ››› more
If you wake up every morning at 2am or 3am and just can't get back to sleep, you'll know just how disruptive this new sleep cycle can really be.
You're tired during the day, you're grumpy and you snack more to get your energy levels back up.
The reason your sleep cycle is thrown out could be low blood sugar.
Keep reading to find out how to tell if you unknowingly suffer from low blood su... ››› more
“Most people who snore don't have obstructive sleep apnea, but most people who have apnea snore,” says Dr Robert Owens, of the Sleep Disorders Research Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where the upper passages of your airway closes off, interrupting your breathing and depriving you of oxygen until you wake up and start breathing agai... ››› more
Do you have difficulty shutting off your mind at night in bed? And, do your racing thoughts prevent you from falling asleep?
Then I'm sure you're all too aware of what follows when that happens. You can't sleep and then you start stressing because you can't sleep, which keeps you from falling asleep... It's all a vicious circle.
But there is good news... Keep reading for four things you MUST... ››› more
According to sleep experts, it's critical that we get seven to nine hours of shut-eye each night, but as many as one-third of us get less than six hours regularly. Does this include you?
If you know that you should be getting a little - or maybe a lot - more sleep, read on to learn how catching more z's positively impacts your brain function and weight.
Good sleep enhances, cognitive, memory... ››› more
A flurry of studies have shown how a chronic lack of sleep can wreak havoc on many aspects of your health, yet most of us still aren't getting enough shuteye every night.
In fact, over the past year, one of the biggest health problems the world has faced is a lack of sleep. If one of your goals this year is to become a healthier, happier you, your sleep schedule is a great place to start!
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Work stress. Financial worries. Relationship troubles. These are just a few things that can lead to a bad night's sleep - or, even worse, a sleepless night - at least once in a while.
Sleep deprivation doesn't only leave you feeling sleepy and low on energy, but also raises your risk for health problems including heart disease, diabetes and depression.
Fortunately, we have a few top tips up ... ››› more
Your mother always told you that getting enough sleep every night is key to staying healthy. You may not have taken it seriously, but as it turns out, she was right!
In a letter recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, scientists confirm that a good night's sleep may keep colds and other infections at bay. They found that those who slept five or fewer hours a night on average were 28% more... ››› more
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