Tag: sleep

Nighttime Tension Tamer: An Alternative to Sleeping Pills?

Over the years, drug companies have taught us to reach for a “magic pill” when suffering from sleep disorders like insomnia, or when having...

Not Getting Quality Sleep? You Could Be Sleeping Too Much

In Washington Irving's classic tale, Rip Van Winkle slept for 20 years; when he awoke, he was confused and creaky. No wonder! Getting too...

Study Shows Sleeping Less Makes You Eat 500 More Calories

This past fall, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published a study that suggested that lack of adequate sleep may be a key indicator to...

Is Your iPad or Kindle Killing Your Vampire Hormone?

If you're part of the 1-in-4 North Americans who's hooked on a tablet-sized digital device such as an E-reader, and you bring it to...

Sleeping Pills Still No Match for Natural Cycle of Sleep

When Kerry Kennedy swerved across a highway and sideswiped a tractor-trailer, she wasn't drunk. She was, her attorneys say, driving under the influence of...

Obama & Romney Can Agree On This: Candidates Need Their Sleep

Election season is fast approaching, and as it does, we become inundated with the images and soundbites of candidates espousing rhetoric and promising us...

Sleepless at Night? Try These 8 Tips for a Better Slumber

After a night spent tossing and turning, you wake up feeling like a couple of the Seven Dwarves: sleepy...and grumpy. Restless nights and weary...

Melatonin and Exercise May Stave Off Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a debilitating and cruel disease. Researchers in Spain have published preliminary studies that provide early hope that use of melatonin and...

Can You Learn by Scent While You Sleep?

Wake up and smell the coffee. Or stay asleep and smell it. You might learn something either way. People can make new scent associations...

Night Shift Poses Potential Health Risks; 6 Ways to Avoid Them

If you're among the 1 in 5 North Americans who work a night shift, swing shift or rotating shift, you may enjoy easy traffic,...
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