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Up to one in four people with type 2 diabetes may also have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that causes your breathing to pause over and over as you sleep. OSA makes blood-sugar control more difficult and may raise your risk for … Read More
Mattress quality is difficult to judge in the showroom, so do your product research before you visit one. Here are some basic guidelines. As a general rule, it’s best to buy the highest-quality set you can afford.
High… Read More
The hops in this pillow produce a deep, musky aroma while encouraging sleep.
You Will Need
1 cup dried hops
1 cup dried rose petals
½ cup dried lavender
3 dried bay leaves, crumbled
2 teaspoons cloves, crushed
10 drops … Read More
You spend about a third of your life in the bedroom, so why not make it a comfortable, soothing refuge? Here are a few tips to help you transform your bedroom’s atmosphere.
1. Clear your room of clutter. Smooth, clean surfaces act as a … Read More
Sleep is a highly active time for brain development and brain function. There are four primary stages of sleep, including Rapid Eye Movement (REM), when we dream and deep sleep or stage four sleep. It is thought that deep sleep and REM tend… Read More
Carbohydrate foods that break down quickly during digestion have higher glycemic rankings. These foods may help you fall asleep in half the usual time if you eat them within 4 hours of bedtime by speeding up the release of tryptophan and serotonin, brain chemicals that promote sleep.
No, not quite. But an amazing study of 68,000 women conducted at Harvard Medical School reveals that women who sleep five hours a night are 32 percent more likely to gain 30 pounds or more as they get older than women who sleep seven hours … Read More
How many calories does an extra two hours of sleep burn? Almost 300, reveals a study at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.
Researchers at the college asked 32 summer students to keep diaries noting how much sleep they got and what … Read More
Can you sleep yourself thin? No, not quite. But an amazing study of 68,000 women conducted at Harvard Medical School reveals that women who sleep five hours a night are 32 percent more likely to gain 30 pounds or more as they get older than… Read More
To some people, the need for sleep is viewed as a sign of weakness. It’s the new macho — and women, especially, are buying into it. But while you’re asleep, every system in your body is being fine-tuned, reset, cleaned up and restored to … Read More
When Gloria dozed off in the front pew of her Spring Hill, Florida, church for the fourth Sunday in a row, she was mortified.
“Was I snoring?” she anxiously asked a friend.
Reassured that she hadn’t made anything more than a gentle … Read More
If you’ve had one or two bad nights lately, you can probably solve the problem by taking some of the measures below. These strategies may require you to change your sleeping habits, but the effort is well worth it in the long run.
1. Make… Read More
Nightmares can be triggered by medications, oddball genes, degenerative neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s, last night’s tamales, traumatic events in the present, never-healed wounds from the past that a recent event has unmasked, … Read More
No one likes jet lag. We get off a flight feeling wrinkled and exhausted and then head into a day full of meetings or jump full swing into a vacation. Here’s how to reset your body clock and sleep better.
Not only does the sheer misery induced by allergy symptoms keep you awake at night, but your body’s immunological response to those allergens disrupts the systems set up to regulate your sleep. So the key to a good night’s sleep is to … Read More
1. ACCEPT THE NEW NORMAL. “There’s no five-year cure,” says breast cancer survivor Julie Silver, M.D., an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and author of After Cancer Treatment. “Even once you’ve been treated, you won… Read More