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Crossing time zones can throw off your body’s internal clock (also known as your circadian rhythm) and interfere with your ability to sleep well. The more time zones you traverse, the more challenging it can be for your body to adjust to the new local...

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What can you do to be sure your teen gets enough sleep to be healthy and perform at his or her best?

Learn about physical, behavioral and emotional changes that occur in adolescence and how sleep is affected.

Know the signs...

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Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest are a lot of fun. These social media Web sites make it easy for us keep up with the latest trends and catch up with friends and family.
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Caffeine has been called the most popular drug in the world. It is found naturally in over 60 plants including the coffee bean, tea leaf, kola nut and cacao pod. All over the world people consume caffeine on a daily basis in coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate, some soft drinks, and some drugs.

Because caffeine is a stimulant, most people use...

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Sleep aids fall into the following categories

Benzodiazepines are sedating because they enhance the action of GABA, a neurotransmitter that slows activity in the brain. Examples of benzodiazepines are flurazepam,...

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Low nocturnal melatonin secretion levels are associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Now, new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) finds that the amount of melatonin a person secretes during sleep may...

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Having trouble sleeping can have wide-ranging, negative effects on your health, so it's something that you should take seriously. For instance, it makes you less safe behind the wheel and increases your long-term risk of medical conditions such as obesity and heart disease. Though medical...

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Colin Sullivan

Colin Sullivan,
M.B.B.S., Ph.D, FRACP

Colin Sullivan, M.B.B.S., Ph.D, FRACP – the...

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