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4 Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Posted March 10, 2014

You know how poorly you feel when you don’t get enough sleep—but aside from making you feel more energized and productive, sleep also has crucial health benefits. Recent studies show what your mom has known for years: Not getting enough sleep has whole-body consequences that can affect your overall health. Here are four of the health benefits you can expect after a good night’s sleep, plus four tips that can help you get a little more shuteye.

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Study suggests higher levels of omega-3 in diet are associated with better sleep

Posted March 7, 2014

A randomised placebo-controlled study by the University of Oxford suggests that higher levels of omega-3 DHA, the group of long-chain fatty acids found in algae and seafood, are associated with better sleep.

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Dreaming may be significant for mental health

Posted February 23, 2014

Dreaming is a significant phenomenon which has been surrounded by a great deal of conjecture about it’s value for mental health. We often like to think of dreaming as a sort of mental catharsis which helps us to deal in a more stable manner with our life. It often appears that people who remember their dreams are calmer and happier, as if their dreams are helping them to resolve conflicts and confront the complexities of life with more composure.

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can reduce health care utilization and costs

Posted February 16, 2014

A new study is the first to show decreases in health care utilization and costs following brief treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTI). Results show that sleep improved in 86 percent of insomnia patients who completed at least three sessions of CBTI. In the six months following treatment, health care utilization decreased and health care-related costs were reduced by more than $200 on average among treatment completers.

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Healthy Diet and Adequate Sleep may Reduce Mortality in Elderly

Posted February 7, 2014

A recent study found that diet could affect the relationship between sleep and mortality, especially in elderly men. The findings of the study were published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.

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Eating and sleeping well hold keys to a longer life

Posted February 5, 2014

Good sleep patterns can help men live longer – but women will only benefit if they also have a diverse diet, a new study shows. The Monash University-led collaborative study found that women who ate a varied diet that included sources rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

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3 Natural Sleep Aid Steps You Should Perform Before Reaching for a Pill

Posted February 4, 2014

The overprescribing and resulting dependence on sleeping pills has become a serious problem in the U.S. A recent report tells us that lack of sleep can actually do serious damage to your brain. In fact, research shows that chronic insomnia can lead to death. Therefore, while a good night’s rest is a health-must, reaching for a sleeping pill may not be necessary if you perform these 3 natural sleep aid steps.

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Eating and sleeping well hold keys to a longer life

Posted January 31, 2014

Good sleep patterns can help men live longer – but women will only benefit if they also have a diverse diet, a new study shows. The Monash University-led collaborative study found that women who ate a varied diet that included sources rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

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A Good Night’s Sleep is More Important than You Think

Posted January 30, 2014

Not getting enough sleep at night is more than just a “beauty” issue. Chronic insomnia and poor quality sleep is damaging to your health. A new study links fragmented sleep with an increased risk of aggressive cancer.

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Want Better Sleep? Here are 4 All Natural Sleeping Aids That Actually Work

Posted January 6, 2014

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical not only for energy, but also to decrease pain related to muscle overuse, improve authority, and support a healthy immune system. Inadequate sleep can occur for a number of reasons. Many Americans simply do not make enough time for adequate sleep. A hundred and thirty years ago, before light bulbs were invented, the average American was getting nine hours of sleep a night.

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