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    Whether it’s because your schedule has changed and you need to start waking up earlier or you just want to sneak in more snooze time, sometimes it makes sense to move your bedtime earlier. The question is: How can you do that without setting yourself up to lie in bed…
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    While the most popular New Year's resolutions tend to be about exercising more often or eating more healthfully, many people also vow to become better sleepers. If you want to make 2017 the year that you finally prioritize your zzz's, try these five easy tips.   Cut out your afternoon…
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    Is there anything better than the gift of great sleep? (The answer: Nope. Absolutely not.) If you still haven’t figured out what to buy for friends and family members this year, consider giving them something that will help them score better zzz’s. Useful, thoughtful, and even fun, these presents will…
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    Between holiday parties, extended family get-togethers, and endless shopping and chores to complete, you may barely have a moment to catch your breath. So it’s hardly surprising that you may not be getting your best sleep at this time of year. For one thing, holiday events can throw your family’s…
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    Sleep loss is a widespread problem, and military veterans are particularly susceptible. Vets are four times as likely to have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). In addition, those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a traumatic brain injury have a higher incidence of OSA, meaning that psychiatric and sleep…
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    Active duty is, of course, difficult for the person who is serving in the military—he or she is far from home, often in a dangerous place, and dealing with a lot of stress and physical demands. But the deployment can also be tough on the family members who are left…
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    Night terrors and nightmares can be scary for the person who is experiencing them. But they can be especially frightening for a spouse or bed partner who finds himself or herself a helpless bystander. Anyone can experience nightmares or night terrors, but as many as 96% of people with…
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    The majority of Americans—60 percent—sleep in a bed with someone else. While sharing a bed is a natural part of being in a relationship, there is a downside: Your partner’s habits can wreak havoc on the quality of your sleep. And it isn’t just loud snoring or tossing…
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    There’s a reason that your eyelids start to feel heavy in the evening, and pop open in the morning—sometimes even before you’ve gotten enough sleep. Blame it on your sleep/wake cycle (also known as your circadian rhythm). The sleep/wake cycle is a daily pattern that determines when it’s time…
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    If you’ve been skimping on sleep to get more done during your waking hours, you may be fooling yourself if you think you’re getting away with it. The truth is, insufficient shuteye can compromise the way that you feel and function around the clock, often in sneaky ways. After all,…