Sport helps women ward off midlife sleep disturbances

Source: Medwire News.com By Lucy Piper Date: 30 September 2013Women can protect against midlife sleep disturbances by regularly exercising, findings from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Sleep study show. Consistently high levels of recreational activity or sports significantly improved sleep quality and increased sleep continuity, efficiency, and depth, the researchers report. And the benefits gained increased
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The Claim: Lying on Your Left Side Eases Heartburn

Source: The New York Times, By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Date: October 25, 2010THE FACTS For people with chronic heartburn, restful sleep is no easy feat. Fall asleep in the wrong position, and acid slips into the esophagus, a recipe for agita and insomnia. Doctors recommend sleeping on an incline, which allows gravity to keep the stomach’s contents where they belong. But
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Rethinking Sleep

Source: The New York Times Sunday Review By DAVID K. RANDALL Date: September 22, 2012SOMETIME in the dark stretch of the night it happens. Perhaps it’s the chime of an incoming text message. Or your iPhone screen lights up to alert you to a new e-mail. Or you find yourself staring at the ceiling, replaying the day in your head.
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Go to sleep; it’s important!

Source: Manila Standard Today.com By Ed Biado Date: September 29, 2013We all know that having a good night’s sleep is better than only having a couple of hours of shuteye. We wake up feeling energized, more alert and focused, and less cranky. Basically, when we’re not sleepy the whole day, we feel better and happier. Sleeping well also has plenty
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Moon Phases Tied to Sleep Cycles

Source: The New York Times, by Nicholas Bakalar Date: July 31, 2013The lunar cycle has been tied to a range of mysterious powers, from increases in violent crimes and hospital admissions to fertility and blood loss, and scientists consider most such beliefs nonsensical. But now Swiss researchers have found evidence that the lunar cycle may affect sleep patterns. They found
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The myth of the eight-hour sleep

Source: BBC World Service By Stephanie Hegarty February 22nd, 2012 We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night – but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural. In the early 1990s, psychiatrist Thomas Wehr conducted an experiment in which
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Poor sleep can leave romantic partners feeling unappreciated

Source: UC Berkley News Centre, byYasmin Anwar, Media Relations | January 19, 2013 Spouses and other romantic partners often complain about feeling unappreciated, and a new study from UC Berkeley suggests poor sleep may play a hidden role. A study looking into how sleep habits impact gratitude found that sleep deprivation can leave couples “too tired to say thanks” and
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Could scientists peek into your dreams?

Source: News Desk Monday, April 08, 2013. From Print Edition Talk about mind reading. Researchers have discovered a potential way to decode your dreams, predicting the content of the visual imagery you’ve experienced on the basis of neural activity recorded during sleep. Visual experiences you have when dreaming are detectable by the same type of brain activity that occurs when
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