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Science of your urgent need for sleep

Getting by on four hours of sleep isn’t a testament to your physical strength and endurance. In fact, insufficient sleep detracts from your overall well-being. Lack of sleep can lead to obesity, increased risk of heart disease, and even early death. Read on to learn about the importance of quality …

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adolescents do not need as much sleep as pre-adolescents,

Earlier Bedtimes May Help Protect Teens Against Depression and Suicidal thoughtsIf you have a teenager at home, here’s another reason to get him or her to bed at a decent hour. New research published in the journal Sleep has found that teens with set bedtimes of midnight or later are …

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Pregnancy and sleep

Lately, I hear myself echoing many of my female patients: Why am I so tired all the time? Recently, my husband took my 15-month-old son out of town for four days. I felt rested like I haven’t been in the past two years since I became pregnant. And I had …

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Breastfeeding and sleep

Breastfeeding and sleep Breastfeeding is a rest-defying activity on many levels. There are factors beyond just the night feedings to contend with. Although we have an image of the peacefully breastfeeding mother in a rocking chair, possibly relaxed by prolactin levels that rise during breastfeeding, reality can be very different. …

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Menopause affects your sleep quality

Menopause The moodiness and irritability of hormonal changes can be made worse by poor sleep quality at night. Hormonal changes themselves can affect your sleep quality. Most often, however, it is the hot flashes at night that affect your sleep. Keep the room cool. Whether that means using a fan, …

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importance of sleeping

Sleeping is a very important process for the human body functioning. Lack or surplus of sleep can lead to different problems during the daytime activities. And if you do not have a proper day regime, that can lead to sleep problems like insomnia. And insomnia consequences can be really serious …

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Chronic back pain and depression

Chronic back pain and depression are two of the most common health problems encountered by doctors. Depression is by far the most common emotion associated with chronic back pain; this type of depression goes beyond the usual sadness and can include a variety of symptoms including poor appetite or significant …

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sleep disorder , risk diabet

Studies have shown a strong link between  the quality of sleep and the risk in developing (or worsening) diabetes. A lack of deep and undisturbed sleep inhibits your body’s ability to recognize normal insulin signals, which leads to high blood sugar levels, weight gain, and the development or worsening of …

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