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Can’t Sleep? Try These Tips for Sweet Dreams

Everyone has the occasional touch of insomnia. Practicing what sleep experts call good sleep hygiene can help you get the shut-eye you need. • Make your bedroom a soothing oasis. Ban TV watching, iPhone surfing and reading and reserve your … Continue reading

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When Do Children Stop Taking Daytime Naps?

Your child may start pushing to give up daytime naps before he’s really ready to lose that extra snooze time. Naps are an important part of the total amount of daily sleep young children need for healthy mental and physical … Continue reading

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Good Sleep Habits Help Trim Baby Fat

Good sleep habits can help children shed the baby fat that can lead to lifelong weight and health problems. Coupled with healthy food choices, portion control and regular exercise, pediatric experts say teaching your children good sleep habits during their … Continue reading

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Restaurant Offers ‘Sleep Menu’ for Insomniacs

At the renowned restaurant Monastrell in southern Spain, chef Maria Jose San Roman offers a special “sleep menu” for insomniacs. Claiming to use secret ingredients prized by the ancient Romans for their sleep-inducing qualities, the celebrity chef has concocted a … Continue reading

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How to Nap without Feeling Groggy

One in every 5 Americans struggles through the day fighting to stay awake. According to the annual Sleep in America survey conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, 20% of Americans are sleep deprived, getting less than 6 hours of sleep … Continue reading

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Teens Fight Fatigue at School

More than 40% of teen-agers feel tired and sleepy while at school, according to a study by the National Institute of Health and Medical Research. Research has shown that most U.S. teens are not getting the recommended 7 to 10 hours … Continue reading

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Why Is Sleep Important?

We need sleep to recharge our body and brain. That much scientists agree on; but why we need 7 to 8 hours of sleep to get the job done and precisely how sleep or lack of sleep impact our physical … Continue reading

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Business Recognizes Need to Nap

Businesses are beginning to tune into the benefits of napping. Scientific research has shown that short naps of 20 to 30 minutes increase energy levels and alertness. We think more clearly and perform tasks with greater precision when our sleep needs … Continue reading

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Drivers Warned Energy Drinks No Substitute for Sleep

With the official start of the summer vacation drive season just a few weeks away, highway safety officials are warning tired drivers that energy drinks are no substitute for a good night’s sleep. Advertised as a fast energy boost to … Continue reading

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Increase Sleep to Fight Childhood Obesity

Fight fat with more time in the sack! That’s the advice of sleep researchers who have been studying the impact of sleep on appetite. In addition to food choices and activity levels, sleep appears to play a significant role in … Continue reading

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