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Getting Enough Sleep?

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It’s now well known that lack of adequate sleep can profoundly affect health and longevity. It can negatively impact the cardiovascular system, metabolism, cognition, lead to anxiety and depression, and lower performance. A recent CNN story by Jen Christensen reported on a Swedish study, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, that looked at the sleep habits of almost 43,000 people, then 13…

Our Inner Clock Needs Regular Sleep

Three scientists earned a Nobel Prize last month for their research that helped discover the clocks running in every cell in our bodies. ‘With exquisite precision, our inner clock adapts our physiology to the dramatically different phases of the day,’ the Nobel Prize committee wrote of the work of Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young. ‘The clock regulates critica…

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Here are some good sleep habits that can help you get a better night’s sleep!

Go to sleep at the same time each night and get up at the same time each morning. Some recommend being asleep before 10pm, when your circadian rhythm cycles into a phase of wakefulness.
Avoid long naps during the day, which can make you less sleepy at night.
Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol late in t…

Sleeping Positions for Better Rest

You can make these simple changes in your sleeping position to take strain off your back and improve the quality of your rest period.

If You Sleep On Your Side: Draw your legs up slightly toward your chest and put a pillow between your legs. Use a full-length body pillow if you prefer. This position may be helpful if you have osteoarthritis in the spine, spinal stenosis—a narrowing in t…

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