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Better Sleep Makes You Feel Like You Won The Lottery

Issue 14.17

A recent sleep study of 30,594 people over age 16 conducted in the United Kingdom has revealed that insufficient sleep or poor quality of sleep can worsen medical conditions and emotional states. The results of this study reinforces the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s assertion that not getting […]

Sleep Affects Your Memory And Ability To Learn New Things

Issue 9.17

If you don’t sleep well, you could be hurting your ability to retain newly learned information. Even though medical researchers still don’t completely understand the process of memory creation, they also believe that memory is affected by sleep.

In a recent study, researchers asked a group of people to study several […]

Recent Penn Medicine Study Reveals That Sleep Loss May Lead To Lost Neurons

Issue 4.17

A lack of sleep could result in irreversible physical damage, including the loss of brain cells. That’s the conclusion of a recent Penn Medicine study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Simply stated, the findings of this study go against the common notion that missed sleep can be made up just […]

A Lack Of Sleep For Just One Night Can Make You Age Faster

Issue 44.16

Just one night of poor sleep can make older adults actually age faster. That’s the conclusion of a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The study also determined that sleep deprivation could be linked to a greater risk of disease.

The research study involved 29 individuals between […]

How’s Your Sleep Hygiene?

Issue 40.16

How is your sleep hygiene? If you’re among the 40 million-plus Americans suffering from chronic sleep disorders, you could be a candidate for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and even depression.

“If you’re not sleeping well, you’re not just subject to a variety of ailments, but you’re also aging […]

Even Major Media Outlets and Celebrity Doctors are now Touting the Importance of Sleep

Issue 36.16

The topic of sleep has been gaining national media attention lately. In fact, The Huffington Post and The Oprah Winfrey Network have been espousing the importance of sleep recently. Simply stated, it’s a message that sleep professionals have been telling patients for years: Sleep affects overall health.

Even Dr. Mehmet Oz, […]

How Does The Quality Of Your Sleep Compare With That Of Other Americans?

Issue 33.16

You may be spending seven or eight hours a night in bed, but how’s the quality of your sleep? That question was recently put forth to several Americans by the National Sleep Foundation, and the answers may surprise you.

The foundation found that Americans said they slept an average of seven […]

A Lack Of Sleep For Just One Night Can Make You Age Faster

Issue 28.16

Just one night of poor sleep can make older adults actually age faster. That’s the conclusion of a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The study also determined that sleep deprivation could be linked to a greater risk of disease.

The research study involved 29 individuals between […]

How Does The Quality Of Your Sleep Compare With That Of Other Americans?

Issue 19.16

You may be spending seven or eight hours a night in bed, but how’s the quality of your sleep? That question was recently put forth to several Americans by the National Sleep Foundation, and the answers may surprise you.

The foundation found that Americans said they slept an average of seven […]

Do You Or Your Partner Snore At Night? It Could Be A Serious Health Problem

Issue 14.16

Snoring isn’t just noisy. It could indicate that the person snoring has a serious health problem known as sleep apnea. Not all people who snore have sleep apnea, but those who do almost always snore. If you snore loudly, and you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you may […]