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The Army Takes a Step Toward Better Sleep

When you’ve had a late night or a tough time sleeping, it’s easy to feel the effects of sleep deprivation at work the next day. It’s hard to focus and you feel like you’re unable to give 100 percent to the task at hand. Soldiers have stressful jobs with odd hours and in tough working […]

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Why Women Need More Sleep Than Men

I remember when the book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” generated a lot of buzz. That book became a go-to tagline about how different men and women are and it still resonates today—The Huffington Post actually has a blog on relationships that’s named after the book. Some would argue that men and […]

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How to Sleep Better When Menopause Causes Insomnia

I read a funny article a few years ago that stuck with me—a man was explaining how a medication he was taking had side effects that mimicked the symptoms of menopause. His wife was actually going through menopause at the time, and he joked about how they were able to relate to each other in […]

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Living Closer to Nature Could Improve Your Quality of Sleep

Taking a brisk walk outside can be so refreshing—especially in the fall when the leaves light up the skyline with bright yellows, reds and oranges. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to regularly walk in the woods thanks to easy access to the numerous parks and greenways near my home. A new study discovered […]

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Chronic Sleep Deprivation Could Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

The immediate effects of sleep deprivation are pretty clear – difficulty focusing, lethargy and increased appetite. Usually those symptoms pass after we start to overcome sleep debt, but the long-term effects of poor sleep quality can have far-reaching effects on our overall health. New research on mice has shown a link between long-term poor sleep […]

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Snoring while Pregnant is More Common than You Think

One frequent question that pregnant women get is, “Have you had any morning sickness?” Nearly 75% of pregnant women experience some morning sickness symptoms, and half experience both nausea and vomiting. On the other hand, pregnant women don’t often hear the question “Have you started snoring?” Snoring during pregnancy is actually relatively common – nearly […]

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Tackling Sleep Problems Caused by ADHD

Sometimes I’ll lie awake at night with the stress of the day washing over me. It can be hard to compartmentalize my thoughts and concerns and ease into sleep. For adults with ADHD, trouble falling asleep can be a regular issue because their mind is racing or they’re experiencing adverse affects from ADHD medication. Children […]

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Snoring and the Separate Beds Trend

Do you remember Lucy and Ricky sleeping in separate twin beds in the show “I Love Lucy”? Most think the reason was to convey a sense of propriety, but my theory behind the separate beds is that Ricky was a chronic snorer! You’d be surprised to learn how many couples still sleep in separate beds […]

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Use of Anticholinergic Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

A recent study shows that regular use of anticholinergic drugs is linked to a greater risk of developing dementia. The surprising finding in this study is that these drugs could increase dementia risk even when taken in low doses on a regular basis. The study followed 3,500 men and women ages 65 and older as […]

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Sleep Deprivation Impacts Women More Than Men

We know that lack of sleep affects our health immediately in a lot of visible ways—we struggle to focus, our appetite increases, and we feel lethargic. Chronic lack of sleep has more serious effects and new research shows that sleep loss affects women more than men. Duke University Medical Center researchers have discovered that women […]

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