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    Pregnancy can be full of joyful moments, but the sleep challenges expectant moms face in the third trimester are anything but pleasant. During the last few months before childbirth, nighttime disruptions can include frequent urination, kicking from the baby, and heartburn. But perhaps the most annoying, uncomfortable sensation comes from…
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    For those on a quest to fall asleep—and stay asleep—at night, sometimes small adjustments to your daily routine can make a big difference. Consider these four environmental and lifestyle changes that can help set the mood for better sleep. Invest in Blackout Curtains Dark rooms support better sleep, as light…
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    Your doctor may have asked you about the quality of your sleep, but there’s another term to consider: Sleep satisfaction. Unlike sleep quality—which often looks at aspects of sleep that can be objectively measured, such as how many times you wake up throughout the night or how long it takes…
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    It’s a fact of life: The joys of grandchildren and retirement come with some less-welcome events. Along with changes to vision, hearing, and hairline, older adults may also notice a shift in sleeping patterns. Falling and staying asleep can be more difficult, and even people who once loved to spend…
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    The fiery feeling of heartburn isn’t just uncomfortable. If you experience it regularly at night—as up to 75% of people who have frequent heartburn do—it could mess with your sleep and leave you exhausted. A National Sleep Foundation poll found that adults who have bedtime heartburn are more likely to…
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    Five surprising reasons for your dark dreams If you had hoped to grow out of your nightmare stage, but find that you suffer from them as an adult, too, you’re not alone. While nightmares are more common among kids, 50 percent of adults have nightmares. These frightening, too-realistic dreams…
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    Chronic insomnia often occurs with (and could potentially be caused by) other health problems. Insomnia. In short, it’s complicated. One of the most common medical complaints, insomnia itself is a complex condition that's often related to other serious issues.  Defining Insomnia Insomnia is defined as a sleep disorder that disturbs…
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    Learn what’s causing those middle-of-the-night wakeups so you can finally get the sleep you need. A 3:00am awakening now and again is nothing to be concerned about. But if you wake up in the middle of the night at least three times a week, and it’s been going on for…
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    Check out what you can learn from devices that help you monitor your sleep patterns. There are so many sleep trackers on the market, but what do they measure, exactly, and what do those results mean? While many experts say that these sleep trackers are a waste of time,…
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    The more candles on your birthday cake, the more likely you are to struggle with sleep. You might have always imagined retirement as the time in your life where you finally get to sit back and enjoy life—and get enough sleep! The reality, however, is that sleep changes as…
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