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  • Natural Medicine
    Three of the top sleep promoting herbs
    Quality dreamtime requires quality sleep sessions. While there are a number of over-the-counter and prescribed sleep aids an individual can use to promote sleep, sometimes a person desires a more holistic approach. There are natural herbs one can...
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    Adequate sleep is essential for memory consolidation
    A lot of students who think they can improve their grades on exams by pulling all-nighters find out this does not work. Brandeis University reported on Jan. 23, 2015, on why all-nighters simply don’t work. If a student really wants to ace...
  • Clock
    Segmented sleep may lead to improved dream recall
    While one might think getting eight consecutive hours of sleep is the ideal regimen for having quality dreams and a sense of wakefulness during the daytime hours, some people argue that the latter assertion is wrong. At least one historian asserts...
  • Good self-care
    Good self-care
    Good self-care is paramount when caregiving. The first concern is for the person being cared for should something happening and the caregiver cannot be present for this person. Second the caregiver will have more illness and will show the signs of...
  • Stomach sleepers with epilepsy are at a higher risk of sudden death
    Stomach sleepers with epilepsy are at a higher risk of sudden death
    Epileptics who sleep on their stomachs may be at a higher risk of an unexpected, sudden death, says theAmerican Academy of Neurology. The study was published in the January 21, 2015, in their online medical journal, Neurology. Epilepsy is a brain...
  • Sore Throat Remedies
    Fast Sore Throat Remedies
    Sore throats can be caused by allergies, a common cold, yelling and even by snoring. They can creep on you and last for hours, days and sometimes even weeks. If you're experiencing a super sore throat it can leave you losing sleep, feeling...
  • Getting some sleep
    Poor sleep in adolescence my lead to alcohol and drug problems
    Adolescence is a very sensitive time in development during which extra care must be taken to ensure physical and emotional well being. It has been reported byEurekAlertwith materials provided by Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research on...
  • Researchers claim a don’t drink and sleep policy is better for sleep
    Researchers claim a don’t drink and sleep policy is better for sleep
    Many people have a drink or two before retiring for the night because the alcohol makes them drowsy. Alcohol does make a person drowsy but alcohol also interferes with the production of brain wave patterns that produce restful and invigorating...
  • New research shows why cats sleep so much
    New research helps explain why cats sleep so much
    Have you ever looked at your obscenely-comfy cat, and wondered how he can possibly sleep so much? We wish we could sleep that much, and that comfortably, and we've never known just how cats do it. Now, some new research may explain that, by...
  • Smartphones may alter sleep
    The new age of electronic devices like Smartphones alters sleep in children
    Sleep remains a significant factor for healthy growth and development of children. During sleep, growth hormone is released to help the body and mind grow. Any sleep disorder that prevents enough sleep or disrupts deep sleep may decrease growth...
  • Getting some sleep
    Poor sleep can lead to weight gain and diabetes
    It is common knowledge that eating unhealthy food and not exercising regularly can lead to weight gain and diabetes. Another important consideration in dealing with these serious health problems is sleep. Investigación y Desarrollo reported on Jan...
  • Foods that help with sleeping issues
    Foods that help with sleeping issues
    Harvard Women’s Health Watch says people who are lacking sleep "perform worse on daily tasks, are moody and irritable, and have a higher risk of getting into an accident than those who get their full eight hours of rest." It can...
  • New Year's Resolution: Sleep Better
    New Year's Resolution: Sleep Better
    Increasingly we have been made aware of the health risks associated with sleep deprivation. Those problems it causes can run the gamut from hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, cancer, and increased mortality.For the estimated 50-70...
  • E-readers proven to change sleep chemistry
    E-readers proven to change sleep chemistry
    E-readers that emit blue light have been shown to interfere with the natural chemistry that produces sleep if a person used the device to read before attempting to sleep. Dr. Anne-Marie Chang, associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women's...
  • The Sobriety :60 looks at how alcohol confounds sleep
    The Sobriety :60 looks at how alcohol confounds sleep
    A mythology surrounds the impact of alcohol on sleep. A January 2012 Edinburgh Sleep Centre study confirmed that people do fall asleep quicker under the influence and alcohol increases deep sleep in the first half of the night, but has a major...