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Runner's World Profiles Marathoner with Insomnia

The September issue of Runner's World profiles Tera Moody, one of the best female long-distance runners in the United States, and her struggle with insomnia. Latin for "no sleep," insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep. Insomnia is also used to describe the condition of waking up not feeling restored or refreshed. According to Runner's World, Moody, who is 28 years old, with few exceptions hasn't slept through the night since sixth grade. As a runner, Moody's body needs sleep more than usual.

No Correlation Found Between Exercise, Total Sleep Time

The amount of energy you expend during the day may have nothing to do with the amount of sleep you get!

Extra Sleep Could Improve Athletic Performance

Athletes who extended their sleep to 10 hours each night experienced improved performance and mood, according to a study presented at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. Researchers at Stanford University asked five healthy students on the Stanford women’s tennis team to maintain their normal sleep/wake cycle for two to three weeks, then extend their sleep for five to six weeks.

Caffeine Refuels Muscles After Exhausting Workout

Instead of drinking coffee after you wake up, try drinking it after your workout! Learn more about the benefits of caffeine after a workout.

Food and How it Affects Your Sleep

Did you know that different foods can affect your sleep?

Food That Could Help You Sleep

Certain foods can actually help your sleep! Learn which ones are perfect for a bedtime snack.

Food That Could Keep You Awake

There are plenty of foods and beverages that can keep you up at night whether or not you realize it.

Sleep Apnea Prevalent Among Retired NFL Players

Cases of sleep apnea are highly prevalent among National Football League retirees, in particular linemen, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session.


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