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    How the wrong light can ruin falling asleep

    Various research studies have shown that exposure to blue light frequencies (especially those emitted by digital screens) during the evenings, impairs our ability to fall asleep. Ways to help this problem are listed.

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    The healing power of expressive writing, Part 2

    “Expressive writing” can bring better mental and physical health, and today we give several more examples of how it can help, and suggestions how to do it.

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    What happens to your body when you are sleep deprived?

    There are significant negative effects from even one night of poor sleeping, but people who are chronically sleep deprived run a higher risk of heart disease, obesity, cancer, stroke, and diminished sperm quality.

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    How sleep can help clean your brain

    Recent research studies have pointed to a new reason we need adequate sleep—to clear out the metabolic waste products our brains accumulate during waking hours.

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    How to sleep better (part 2)

    Part two of a two-part series on sleep issues, including hints and highlights from an interview with a Harvard Medical School neuroscientist and sleep researcher.

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    How to sleep better

    We highlight some of the main points from an interview with a Harvard Medical School sleep researcher regarding sleep and insomnia.

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    A good night’s sleep can help you lose weight

    A carefully designed study of 16 young, healthy men and women showed that even five days of inadequate sleep—five hours or less per night—led to poorer eating habits and weight gain of close to one kg.

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    Some side effects of the most common sleeping pill prescribed

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently recommended a decreased dose of the most commonly prescribed sleep drug, zolpidem, for women. They also recommended that men consider a lower dose. This is because of residual morning sleepiness in a significant percentage of women in particular. “Sleep Related Eating Disorder” from sleeping pills is also discussed.