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Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

Sleep Troubles Put You At Risk For Pneumonia

Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

178642690Tired, so tired, of waking up and moving to the couch to get a decent night’s rest? Your partner’s snoring may not just be disturbing your sleep – it may be a sign of an underlying sleep condition known as sleep apnea.

People who suffer from the disorder may be at an increased risk of developing pneumonia, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder that affects approximately 18 …

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Looking For A Better Sleep? Increase Your Omega-3

Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014

161145227There’s at least one more reason to incorporate omega-3 into your everyday diet.

A new study by the University of Oxford’s Learning and Behaviour lab revealed that higher levels of omega-3 DHA – the group of fatty acids commonly found in algae and seafood – are linked to better sleep.

In their pilot, randomized trial, researchers looked to see if daily 600 mg algae supplements over 16 weeks would improve the sleep of 362 children. Four participants in 10 experienced …

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Do You Know When It’s Time To Sleep? Your Brain Does

Tuesday, Mar. 18, 2014

80613167If you have trouble falling asleep at night, now you’ll know exactly which part of your brain is to blame.

British researchers discovered a molecular switch in the brain of fruit flies tells them when it’s time for some shut-eye – and they believe that humans have a similar brain function.

Considering how essential good sleep is for our overall health, and that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep or wakefulness disorder of some kind, the findings …

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How Your Sleeping Position Affects Your Health

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

89674355Tossing and turning, getting cocooned by the sheets, or waking up several times during the night because of your partner’s snoring? (“What? You’re kidding – I don’t snore!” is a common response by your better half.) If this happens on a regular basis, you may be sleep-deprived. You’re bound to wake up feeling groggy and miserable, no matter how much coffee you drink to perk you up.

There’s no two ways about it. Sleep, I always tell my patients, is …

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