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  • 5 Best Bedtime Snacks to Cope With Sound Sleep

    5 Best Bedtime Snacks to Cope With Sound Sleep

    When you’re trying to eat a healthy diet, bananas and almonds are two of the best food choices because both are filling and packed with nutrients. But they also have great sleeping virtues. Bananas promote the production of melatonin while Almonds have a slight muscle relaxing effect. Seeds and cheese contain tryptophan, which converts to […]

  • This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

    This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

    It seems these days as if everyone has their noses to the grindstone. The number of people that pass out too late and wake up early is shocking right now. It almost as if many have dropped their sleep hours from 8 to just 5. The long-term effects can be detrimental while it can be […]

  • Can Insomnia Be Cured by Online Therapy?

    Can Insomnia Be Cured by Online Therapy?

    If you can’t get to sleep? Let’s try online therapy. While a glowing screen is a counter-intuitive cure for insomnia, there is evidence that online cognitive behavourial therapy (CBT) can restore normal sleep patterns. In a study published in this month’s Jama Psychiatry, an online CBT programme cured 57% of those who used it, compared […]

  • Disadvantages for Night Shifts:  Night Shifts Perpetuate Health Inequality

    Disadvantages for Night Shifts: Night Shifts Perpetuate Health Inequality

      A man claiming to be a police officer wrote to me recently with an important question, one that’s applicable to all people who sleep: Dr. Hamblin, I’m a police officer who works a night shift. … A lot of police departments have a rotating schedule requiring officers to change from nights to days, and […]

  • Sleep Cells Sing Lullaby to Brain

    April 26, 2000 — When sleep cells in your brain wake up, you go to sleep. Now researchers are closing in on exactly how this happens — and in the process they may finally find a way to avoid the side effects of drugs currently used to treat sleep disorders. A Swiss-French research team reports […]

  • The ‘Body Clock’ Way to Better Health

    Sept. 25, 2000 — The professor’s life was out of whack. A busy woman, she was bushed by 8 or 9 p.m., but pushed herself to stay up working most nights till 11:30. Then came the aggravating part: “I’d be lying there till maybe 1, maybe 1:30, before I could finally fall asleep. The whole […]

  • Remembrance of Things Past Requires a Good Night’s Sleep

    Nov. 21, 2000 — Sleep may, as Shakespeare wrote, “knit the raveled sleeve of care,” but it also appears to weave the threads of experience into a solid fabric of memory and learning, say sleep researchers in the December issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience. In two separate studies, researchers from the U.S. and Germany […]

  • Are You Sleeping Enough — or Too Much?

    Feb. 14, 2002 — Wake up! It won’t kill you, but staying in bed just might. A six-year study of more than a million Americans shows that a good night’s sleep lasts seven hours. More sleep isn’t better. People who sleep for eight hours or more tend to die a bit sooner. Six hours’ sleep, […]

  • New snoring treatment gaining acceptance.

    May 24, 2000 — Snoring is not a laughing matter, especially if you’re the person on the other side of the bed. There are hundreds of devices and “cures” for the annoying problem, some surgical, and painful. But there are no promises, outside of divorce, that the problem will go away. David R. Hillman, MD, […]

  • Some Herbs Work for Treating Sleep Problems; Others Don’t

    July 13, 2000 — As many as 38% of people report having difficulty falling asleep or staying awake during the day, statistics show, and many are taking herbal preparations to help them cope with these sleep disorders. But while some herbs or dietary supplements may work to promote deeper sleep or daytime alertness, others have […]