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A Huge Boost for Young Brains
Vulnerable kids who learned mindfulness techniques at school were not only less stressed, they gained over an hour of quality sleep a night.
The Tryptophan-Microbiome Connection
Aging may leave us deficient in tryptophan, an amino acid that helps us sleep and avoid depression. What you should eat to avoid issues.
Disrupted Sleep Offers a Clue to Parkinson's
Poor circulation in the brain is the cause of a certain sleep disorder. It also may predict who goes on to develop Parkinson’s disease.
Grownups Need Lullabies, Too
Sleep problems are common among seniors. Listening to certain types of music before bedtime can make for a more restful night.
Interns face Interrupted sleep and constantly shifting work schedules. This makes them prime examples of what a lack of sleep can do to you.
Power Naps for Grownups
Don't be ashamed of napping, especially if you are older. Adults performed better when they used an afternoon snooze to relax and recharge.
Moonstruck Sleep Patterns
Our sleep cycles appear to be in sync with the phases of the moon. We sleep less as the moon waxes, more as it wanes. Here's why.
Heart Health Starts at Bedtime
Healthy sleep patterns protect against heart failure, reducing the risk by 40%. Sleeping well is not rocket science -- you can fix this.
Good News for Obese Heart Patients
Weight-loss surgery -- gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy -- improves the health of even those who have had a heart attack.
Don't Wake the Baby
What sleep does for the brain varies with age. In young kids, it promotes brain development; in adults, it's a cleaning and repair service.
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