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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…
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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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    Losing out on an hour of sleep here, another hour there, may seem like no big deal. But getting insufficient shut-eye for a few nights in a row takes its toll, causing people to feel groggy and off their game—a situation experts call sleep debt. Unfortunately, catching up on missed…
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    The loud gasp-like breathing that accompanies obstructive sleep apnea may seem impossible to miss, but ironically people often aren’t aware they have the condition. In fact, a partner who shares the bed is likely to pick up on the problem first, since detecting your own noisy snoring is virtually…
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    Finding somewhere to sneak in a mid-day nap isn’t always feasible. What are you supposed to do—crawl under your desk to catch some zzz’s or snooze on the sidelines of your daughter’s soccer practice? The solution: nap…