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    At each stage of life, people sleep for different durations. Newborns sleep on and off all day. Kids are up at dawn and on the go until sundown. Teens sleep late and stay up even later. Most adults do well with between seven and nine hours a night. Later…
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    Infants from 6-9 months sleep about 12 hours per night, plus naps. Parents may start consolidating three daytime naps into two. Babies often wake up during the night at this age. Reaching the half-year mark is a milestone for both parents and babies. Infants between six and nine months are…
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    If you didn’t know already, sleep trackers are trending in the world of tech. These trackers reveal a myriad of information about your sleep, but some of this information is more useful than others. For instance, data on when you hit each REM stage of sleep, your respiration rate, and…
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    Stop staring at the ceiling and start dozing off faster with these simple strategies. For people who struggle to fall asleep, that whole “as soon as your head hits the pillow” description sounds mighty appealing. But not only is instant sleep not realistic, it’s quite possibly not healthy: Drifting off…
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    Do you find yourself jolted from sleep several times throughout the night? Learn to cut down on these sleep cycle-disturbing events. Most of the time, getting eight hours of sleep each night is enough to ensure that people feel alert the following morning. For some people, though, banking enough sleep…
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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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    When it comes to setting sleep goals, most people focus on the number of hours they spend in bed. While that is a good benchmark to start, in order to get the most out of your shut-eye you need to focus on the restfulness of your sleep as well. Discover…
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    For years, researchers and doctors have recommended eight hours of sleep each night as a general best practice to help the body and mind rest and recharge. Interestingly, more and more professionals are also considering sleep quality to be of equal importance in reaping all the benefits sleep has to…
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    Despite the popularity of this folk advice, sometimes counting sheep may do more to keep you awake than lull you to sleep. Learn the better way to think yourself to sleep. A warm bath, a glass of milk. a good book, and counting sheep: These are the classic recommendations for…
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    You may look forward to your nightcap, but a bedtime drink could backfire. Discover the link between alcohol and sleep disruptions. Whether with a glass of wine, a bottle of beer, or whiskey on the rocks, many adults often wind down after a busy day with an alcoholic beverage. It…