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The Cure for Insomnia: Never Sleep Again

Here's a way to cure those restless nights--stop sleeping!

There just aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. If there was a DISEASE that robbed us of one-third of our lives, we'd invent a medicine to cure it!

We don't really understand why we sleep in the first place. Different species vary widely in...
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If You Love Him, Ignore the Snore?

Don't! Snoring may put you at a greater risk than those who are overweight, smoke or have high cholesterol to have thickening of the carotid artery, which can lead to heart attacks.

Surgeon Robert Deeb says, “Our study adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that isolated snoring may not be as benign as first suspected...
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Eating Too Much? Try Sleeping More

A new study suggests that INCREASING the amount of sleep that you get could lead to DECREASING the amount of food you eat (and we've REDUCED the price of our famous...
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Insomnia is Racial

In the August 31st edition of the New York Times, Douglas Quenqua writes: "The idea that race or ethnicity might help determine how well people sleep is relatively new among sleep researchers. But in the few short years...
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What Do YOU Do in Bed?

More people than ever before are working from home and a lot of them are using their laptops in BED.

In a recent poll, half of 1,000 workers said they read or respond to work emails from bed. A British study of 329 workers found that nearly 1 in 5 of them spends two to 10 hours a week working from bed.

This is partly...
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Beware of Ipad Insomnia

One of the main causes of insomnia is watching TV in bed, but turning off the TV and picking up a book doesn't help, if the book you're reading is on a back lit e-reader.

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Good Morning!

Ever wondered why you wake up in the morning--even when the alarm clock isn't ringing? Researchers have identified a new component of the biological clock, a gene responsible for starting the clock from its restful state every morning.

The biological clock...
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After You Get That Shot, Go to Sleep

Time to get that flu shot! When you get a vaccination during the day, consider taking a sleeping pill before you go to bed that night, because a new study shows that poor sleep can reduce the effectiveness of vaccines. In fact, sleep duration is directly tied to vaccine immune...
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You're More Likely to Die if You Take Sleeping Pills

Some foods can kill you, and it turns out that a good night's sleep can do it too--IF you use sleeping pills. According to a recent study, patients taking prescription sleep aids on a regular basis were nearly five times as likely as non-users to die over a period of two and a half...
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You May Not Really Have Insomnia

We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night--but it could be good for you. It turns out that the often recommended straight eight hours of sleep may actually be unnatural. Numerous literary and scientific writings from the past refer to a first sleep...
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Insomnia? Blame it on Our Axis

As strange as that may sound, sleep researchers have discovered that our sleep patterns are related to the way the Earth's axis shifts. As the Earth travels around the sun on its annual course, one hemisphere is tilted toward the sun, getting more than its fair share of light and warmth, while the other is titled away and thus has winter weather....
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A Simple Cure for Insomnia--Lose the TV

More than 40% of Americans say they don't get enough sleep, and the culprit could be watching TV in bed. A new study by the National Sleep Foundation found that 95% of people polled had used some sort of electronic device less than an hour before bed the previous night. Exposure to...
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Why City People Get Depressed

Too much light at night! - If you find yourself staying up late waiting for Santa, here's something you should know: Too much light at night can lead to symptoms of depression. Most intensive care units are brightly lit all night long, which researchers have learned leads to depression, the last thing these patients need. If...

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Why Fat People Can't Sleep

The ultimate misery: you're overweight AND you can't get to sleep at night. It turns out these two problems may be related.

If you've ever been sleep deprived, you know the feeling that your brain is full of wool. A new study provides scientific evidence for that woolly feeling

NOTE: This news story, previously published...

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