Category Archive: Sleep

May 04

Find Out How Much Sleep You Need

Most of us have a fairly decent understanding that what we do during the day can affect how we sleep. Too much caffeine or any caffeine too close to bedtime interferes with many people and their ability to sleep. Nicotine is another stimulant that can disrupt your sleep. And drinking alcohol, although it may not …

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Apr 29

Sleep Helps Prevent Disease

Not getting enough sleep has been linked to a greater risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain, stroke and heart attack. Lack of sleep has also been linked to loss of memory and decline in cognitive functioning. Now we're being told that getting enough sleep can help prevent disease. In a 2008 study, for …

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Sep 23

Less Energy Because of Less Sleep

You hear it all the time from anyone over the age of 35: "I don't have the energy I once did." If you're over 50 you already know that you and your friends don't stay up as late as you once did especially if there's an early golf game the next morning. There are reasons …

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Dec 12

Sleeping 101: Why You Need a Good Night’s Sleep

Half of us (adults) just don't get enough sleep. Sometimes I feel like sleep is almost a luxury because there's so much to do and so little time to do it! Shame on me – I should know better. You and I need quality sleep for our health. Not getting enough sleep affects our body …

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Dec 11

Sleep Problems? More Reasons Why You May Have a Sleep Disorder

You would think that something like sleep would be simple. You close your eyes, fall asleep, wake up and your eyes open. Not so. There are many reasons for sleep disorders such as insomnia or sleep apnea. In my last post I wrote about problems with sleeping as you age, the sleep cycle, changes in …

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Dec 08

Not Sleeping? Learn WhyYou May Have Insomnia.

You are not alone if you are having a problem sleeping. According to the National Sleep Foundation more than 50 percent of Americans have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep. The reason for some concern is that too little sleep can compromise the immune system and that becomes more of an issue as you …

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