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    You sleep on it every night—but have you ever wondered how your pillow came to be? Pillows date back thousands of years, and even then, your ancestors understood their importance. In ancient Greece, wealthy people rested their heads and feet on lavishly embroidered cushions; the Egyptians, who believed the head…
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    These workplace strategies will help you sleep better and work better, too. Google, Ben and Jerry’s, NASA, Zappos: What do all of these companies have in common? They recognize that well-rested employees make for a happy, healthy, and productive staff. They also provide the pillows—or at least a comfy chair—to…
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    Choose a comfortable sleeping position that keeps you and your baby healthy and safe. One thing you can almost certainly expect when you’re expecting: understanding that getting to sleep—and staying that way—may be no easy feat! Women are accustomed to sleeping in whatever position feels most comfortable and familiar…
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    You may be shocked to discover exactly how many dreams you have while you’re fast asleep. Dreams may be a secret window into your feelings, act as inspiration for a creative project, and even help you solve problems.Whether you recall many of your dreams or none at all, read…
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    How to figure out if your teen is getting enough shut-eye — or too little If you have to force your teen to hit the sack at a decent hour or practically need a cattle prod to get him or her out of bed in the morning, you’re hardly alone.…
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    See how America compares with other countries when it comes to sleep. You may think that not getting enough sleep every night is an American problem, thanks to this country's on-the-go culture and tendency to work around the clock—but that actually isn’t the case. People around the world aren’t getting…
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    Fill your medicine cabinet with these buys to wake up looking—and feeling—your best. They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing: A good night of shut-eye (for most people, that's seven to nine hours) can help you look your best. While you snooze, your body goes into repair mode, so…
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    Activity monitors may work better for exercise than for sleep Activity trackers, such as FitBit, might help you see your general sleep patterns, but they are limited in their usefulness. Since they may not be as helpful as they promise, interpret what they tell you with a grain of salt—at…
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    Why your last-minute study habits may be worse for you than you think. Cramming for a test until sunrise or staying up all night to complete a work project may seem harmless, but the tactic could actually backfire. Students who pull all-nighters have greater difficulty concentrating and making decisions, as…
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    Are sloths the laziest animal? Learn the truth! Sleep, as you know, is a fundamental part of life. You need it, your dog or cat needs it, and even animals in the wild need it. While humans require a certain amount of slumber each night to function optimally and…