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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…

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    There’s a reason that yogis always seem so upbeat and well rested: Practicing sun salutations, downward dogs, and other poses can be a great, natural way to improve sleep. And you don’t have to be a pro to benefit. People with insomnia who do yoga daily for at…
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    CPAP machines are designed to help people who suffer from sleep apnea feel better. These machines increase airflow during the night, helping you breathe better so you can sleep without disruption. But for the machine to work well and keep you healthy, you do need to keep…
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    Feeling foggy and forgetful these days? One key to sharpening your memory may be reworking your sleep schedule so that you get more shuteye, since your brain works overtime while you’re in bed to help boost your ability to remember. A healthy dose of sleep can help you...…
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    Sleep is one of the best medicines when it comes to fighting off colds. It's a big booster for your immune system, improving your body's ability to fend off viruses before they take hold. And when you do get sick, adequate sleep helps you bounce back faster, in part by…
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    You know that you feel better after logging enough hours of shuteye at night. But the benefits go deeper than your next-day energy level. Find out how adequate sleep can help keep your body working at its best, protecting you from some of the most common ailments. It decreases inflammation.…
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    Whether you didn’t log as many hours of sleep as you wanted to last night or you just feel more tired than usual, a 20-minute nap may be just what you need. In that short amount of time, you can improve your mood and energy level, and make it…