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    Real-world tricks to squeeze in some shut-eye on the job and boost your productivity Daytime drowsiness can affect concentration, accuracy, mood, productivity, and creativity. Sleep-deprived workers are also at greater risk for health issues, such as hypertension, diabetes, and depression. When it comes to boosting your productivity, sleeping on the…
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    These real-world tricks will help your teen find sleep-life balance. Finding room for sleep is no small feat for teens who often have homework, extra-curriculars, friends, and a part-time job all eating away at their time. An average teen should sleep about nine hours a night, but most get…
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    Help your kids learn to juggle it all, and they’ll sleep more soundly at night. Between hours and hours of homework, after-school sports, and band practice, it can be hard for kids to find the time to sleep—even younger children between the ages of five and 12. As teachers…
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    Forget walking like an Egyptian. For a more restful night, try sleeping like one instead. The so-called Egyptian method is a nighttime technique that involves stretching out between damp, cool sheets in an effort to lower the body’s temperature and provide a cool, relaxing environment. (While…
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    If you have trouble falling asleep at night, you may have used a white noise machine to help. But the latest sleep aid involves a different “color” of noise that may be even better for your brain and body. Like white noise, pink noise provides a constant…
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    After an operation, it’s logical to think that you’ll be able to help your body recover faster with some solid sleep in the days and nights ahead. But actually, sleep after surgery can be hard to come by, for several reasons. Read on to understand the relationship between the medical…
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    It probably comes as no surprise that your dreams may mirror the status of your mental health. (Classic example: A stressful week at work results in dreaming that you showed up at the office without pants on.) But what you may not realize is that your dreams can also point…
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    Babies: They’re just like us. They eat, play, and sleep. In fact, babies thrive on quality sleep as it directly affects their mental and physical wellbeing. As for what’s going on in their heads during those hours of crib time, it’s also not so different than what happen when you…
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    Most people can recall at least one good and one bad dream they’ve had over the course of their lives, but why they had those dreams—and what they mean—is a subject of ongoing debate in the scientific community. Experts generally agree that a dream is a series…
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    Experiencing or witnessing upsetting events can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a mental health condition that affects 7.7 million American adults. The disorder can cause people to feel anxious and afraid, leading to flashbacks and nightmares. In fact, up to 96 percent of people with PTSD have…