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Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder: Facts and symptoms

REM-sleep-behaviour-disorcerSleep is an integral part of our health. It’s that nightly spell where we recharge so we can take on the next day. Sleep is also important to give our bodies a restart. It helps store memories, events and even …

The habit putting you at risk for diabetes

TV WatchingAt least 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that another 86 million people have pre-diabetes and are headed towards full-blown diabetes if they don’t get off the couch.

A …

What’s really keeping you awake at night

can’t fall asleepYou toss, you turn, and you close your eyes for a moment only to be suddenly awake. Not getting proper sleep can ruin your energy, mess with your emotions and greatly impact your health. But you’ve tried everything to get …

Your tiredness could be hypersomnia

tiredness-could-be-hypersomniaHow much sleep did you get last night? Six, seven maybe even up to nine hours? When we get little sleep it makes sense to wake up tired, but when we have prolonged amounts of sleep and still wake up …

Can’t sleep? You’re at risk for diabetes

sleep-linked-to-diabetesIt seems like there’s not enough time in a day to get everything we need to do done. So instead of putting tasks off until tomorrow, we stay up later, encroaching on our sleep time.

It may not seem like …

Sleep problems? Why napping is good for your health

napping_sleep_better_memoryDoes a poor night’s sleep have you feeling sleepy by midday? Or yawning your way through the morning? Here’s a good excuse to take a nap.

New research has found that the negative health effects of a sleepless night may …

If you’re stressed a lot, could be you’re not getting enough of this…

stress, sleepToday, life stress and the general hubbub of modern society can keep us up at night. And for caffeine-fuelled North Americans – with smartphones and tablets at their bedsides – sleeping may even be seen as a waste of time, …

Trouble sleeping? Why you’re at risk

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, SLEEPWhy is it that getting a good night’s sleep gets harder the older we get?

Sleep issues are so common with seniors. Some will fall asleep easily, but wake up after only a couple of hours, which is far from …

Stanford: What ‘waking up confused’ means

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Has the sound of the telephone ever pulled you like a fish from water out of a deep sleep?

You blindly grab for the phone, mumble out a grumpy “hello” only to realize that you haven’t picked up the phone …

When snoring means something more serious…

cancer, sleepWhen you’re not getting proper sleep, the side-effects can be less than pleasant, with low energy, low mood and a lowered immune system.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has gone so far as to call insufficient sleep …

New research says do this to get a good night’s sleep

insomnia, sleep, stressDid you know that how you cope with life stress and the general hubbub of modern society may increase your risk for insomnia?

I’ve found myself snacking at night more often than usual, and not on the right foods. Even …

Does mysterious full moon affect your sleep?

INSOMNIAA full moon might have a link to some strange behaviors and bad luck, but according to a new study, sleep quality isn’t one of them.

Beliefs that the phases of the moon can influence our sleep cycles – and …

Why your good night’s sleep may not just be up to you

sleep, sleep, sleepThey say a happy wife makes for a happy life, but what if the happiness of your partner could have an impact on your sleep quality, too?

One new study found that when the wife is happier with her marriage, …

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