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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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    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…
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    Along with a sleep-friendly bedroom environment, creating the right mindset is key to getting quality sleep at night. After all, it’s hard to relax when you’re still thinking about work deadlines or disagreements with family members in the minutes before bed. Mindfulness and meditation are two ways to help you…
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    A weightlifting session at the gym may leave you powered up for a night out on the town. It turns out that sleep is crucial for strength training recovery and helps with muscle repair after a strenuous workout. On the flip side, inadequate sleep can interfere with the body’s ability…
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    Exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health. But how about for your sleep? It turns out, being active during the day can improve the sleep people get at night—with a few caveats. Learn more about the exercise-sleep relationship, including answers to these common questions.…