Category: Sleep Problems

Get Better Sleep

Some do-it-yourself strategies can fix many sleep problems, says Beth Malow, M.D., director of the Vanderbilt University Medical Sleep Division in Nashville, Tenn. Try the following for better sleep: Turn of electronics at least...

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The Secret to Good Sleep?

A well-ventilated room led to a better night’s sleep for the 17 participants in a Dutch study. Over five nights, the subjects slept with windows and bedroom doors either shut or open. After checking sleep sensors and...

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Sleep Better

Unless it’s frigid outside, go to bed with your window cracked and your bedroom door slightly ajar. That cools the room and reduces carbon dioxide levels, just a bit, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep....

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Sleep More, Worry Less

Getting insufficient sleep at night may raise the risk of intrusive unpleasant thoughts that fuel anxiety and depression, says a Binghamton University study. Participants looked at emotionally charged pictures while researchers...

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Sleeping Pill Problems

More than one-third of adults age 65 and older recently polled reported using sleep aids like prescription or over-the-counter drugs or supplements like melatonin. But they can cause side effects, and there’s little...

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Sleep & Bones

Too little sleep and jet lag or shift work, may be bad for bones. Researchers allowed 10 healthy men (some aged 20 to 27 and some aged 55 to 65) to sleep for only seven hours after every 22 hours they were kept awake....

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Eat Well, Sleep Well

If your stressed-out and wide awake at 3 AM, try upping your daily intake of prebiotic-rich foods, like apples, asparagus, beans, and onions which nourish friendly gut bacteria (a.k.a. probiotics). UC Boulder scientists report...

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To Sleep

Having trouble sleeping?  These tips may help: Avoid caffeine. It can take 8 hours to fully wear off Avoid alcohol before bed. It cuts the time you spend dreaming and in deep sleep, and may make you wake up in the middle of the...

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Too Much Sleep ?

Sleep enough, not too much:   Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep appears to be the sweet spot, helping to keep the immune system humming and reducing the likelihood of illnesses, falls, and car accidents. People who get this amount...

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Signs of Sleep Troubles

Sleep-disorder symptoms that warrant a trip to the doctor include the following: Loud shoring or sudden gaps in habitual snoring (your partner may notice.) Waking up gasping for breath or choking. An irresistible urge to move...

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