Tag: sleep

Quality of sleep can affect your risk of dementia

As we age, it can be harder to get enough of the sleep phase known as REM sleep, which occurs after you’ve been asleep for about an hour and a half. It’s the time when you’re most likely to dream [...]

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Insufficient sleep doubles chance of an early death

If you've got several risk factors for heart disease, make sure you're getting at least six or more hours of sleep each night - because according to a new study, getting any less than that [...]

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Ashwagandha can help fight insomnia

If you've got chronic insomnia, don't reach for a sleeping pill, which can leave you dazed and confused. Instead, put sleeplessness to rest naturally -- because a new study shows that the Indian [...]

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Elderberry extract protects against travel-related viral infections

Travelling is one of the best teachers in life, but it can also make you vulnerable to infections. Taking elderberry extract may help slash any illnesses you catch while traveling in half -- and [...]

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Chronic sleeplessness wrecks your gut bacteria

Getting only a few hours of sleep per night may throw the balance of your gut bacteria off-kilter, according to a new study. And specifically, your sleep deprivation may be giving you high levels [...]

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Not sleeping enough could double your risk of a car accident

It turns out that if you’re sleeping just an hour or two less than the recommended seven or eight, your risk of getting into a car accident increases by 30 per cent!

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How your mobile phone can help beat insomnia

For years, we’ve told you to turn off your electronic devices at night if you’ve got insomnia. But a new podcast might give you a reason to actually keep it on.

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Lack of sleep keeps your brain from making new memories

New study out of Germany shows that the brain actually wipes the slate clean as it sleeps at night, and missing even one night of sleep can prevent you from taking in new information.

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Your bed could be a health hazard

Dust mite poop is found in 80 per cent of beds, but that’s not all that can make your bedroom a filthy health hazard. Your sheets, pillows, and mattress are a breeding ground for fungi and [...]

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GABA helps you sleep easier

GABA can help you fall asleep faster and stay in that much-needed “deep sleep” stage for longer.

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