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How much sleep do we really need? Each of us has a specific sleep requirement. Some people need nine hours every night in order to feel their best while others feel great with just seven...

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When you understand how the body’s circadian systems work, it’s easy to see how keeping an irregular schedule will affect this internal timekeeper.

Some facts about shift-work disorder and its effects.

New research shows that sleepwalking may be much more common in adults than previously thought and that having depression or anxiety may increase your likelihood of experiencing the condition. The study is published in the May 15, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“While our...

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If you struggle to sleep following a traumatic experience, you’re not alone. Nearly all trauma survivors experience some type of sleep trouble, such as insomnia. But for anywhere from half to three quarters of people, it’s vivid dreams that make it difficult to sleep soundly.

Having flashbacks to traumatic events, also called re-...

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have identified adolescents and young adults (ages 12 to 25 years) as a population at high risk for problem sleepiness based on "evidence that the prevalence of problem sleepiness is high and increasing with particularly serious...
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No cruce esa línea

Al conducir, asume en el camino la responsabilidad de su seguridad y la de otras personas. De acuerdo a estudios recientes, más de la mitad de los conductores estadounidenses han manejado estando adormecidos y del 20 al 30 por ciento se han quedado dormidos al volante. Muchos también dicen que al sentirse adormecidos...

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How many times have you fallen asleep with the lights, or television on, or even stayed up late to use your computer right before going to bed?

A key factor in regulating sleep and your biological clocks is exposure to light or to darkness so falling asleep with lights on may not be the best thing for...

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Every living creature needs to sleep. It is the primary activity of the brain during early development. Circadian rhythms, or the sleep-wake cycle, are regulated by light and dark and these rhythms take time to...

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Certain foods contain an amino acid call tryptophan that causes sleepiness. Turkey is the most well know food with this amino acid. Popcorn also has a similar affect.

Other foods like angel food cake and pasta can also promote sleep. The trick is to increase your carbohydrate intake. Carbs make tryptophan more available to the brain....

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Surgical removal of adenoids and tonsils, or adenotonsillectomy (AT), has been shown to help children with sleep...

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Washington, D.C (April 17th, 2017) — The National Sleep Foundation (NSF), the global voice of sleep health, has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).This designation recognizes and celebrates...

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If you are getting healthy sleep on a regular basis, you should feel alert during waking hours. One of the main symptoms of all sleep problems is daytime sleepiness. Sometimes sleepiness will manifest in other ways,  such as loss of memory or concentration problems. You may also feel irritable, depressed or a bit confused when you're sleep...

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Obstructive sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep. The "apnea" in sleep apnea refers to a breathing pause that lasts at least ten seconds. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles in the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe. Another form of...

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Sleep deprivation can have an enormous impact on your health and happiness. Apparently, it can also affect your ability to make split-second decisions, according to a recent study in the journal SLEEP. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin split 49 West Point cadets into two groups, 21 of whom were deprived of sleep and 28...

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If you believe that you are suffering from shift work disorder, it’s important that you schedule a visit with your primary care physician or a sleep specialist. He or she will review your health history and ask you questions about your sleep patterns and symptoms.

It's estimated that 15 percent of the U.S. work force are shift workers—such as nurses, doctors and other medical professionals, drivers, and police officers—who do not keep a regular 9 to 5 schedule. Shift workers are at significantly increased risk for sleepiness, as well as the common health risks that come with insufficient sleep, such as...

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Ideally, you’d go to bed at the same time every night, but during the holiday season, it’s common for even the healthiest sleep routine to get interrupted by late-night celebrations with friends and family. If you’re getting to bed later than usual, these tips will help you get enough shuteye to feel well rested.

Step 1: Say no...

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The 2007 Sleep in America™ poll finds that stressed out American women have no time for sleep, and that stay-at-home mothers are the most likely to sleep poorly. Women's lack of sleep affects almost every aspect of their lives, making them late for work, stressed out, too tired for sex and left with little time for friends. 

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One of the most challenging things about becoming a new parent is easing into a sleep routine that works for baby and parents alike.

  • For the first few weeks, the new baby will set his or her own sleep schedule. Keeping up can be hard for parents...
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If you're nodding off during meetings, yawning at your desk, or your thoughts are foggy throughout the day, it won't surprise you to hear that sleepiness can drastically affect your work performance. When you're drowsy,...

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Your eyelids droop and your head starts to nod. Yawning becomes almost constant and your vision seems blurry. You blink hard, focus your eyes and suddenly realize that you’ve veered onto the shoulder or into oncoming traffic for a moment and quickly straighten the wheel. This time you were lucky; next time you could become the latest victim of...

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