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How an early bedtime can have lasting effects on kids

Making sure your little ones get enough sleep just might be one of the best things you could do for their health, both now and later on, experts say. Scientists have long known that children who don’t get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of obesity, among other health concerns, but a new […]

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Sleeping Positions to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

For most people suffering with back and neck pain, sleep may not be as pleasant. To better deal with such dilemmas, it is helpful to understand and know what you can do to alleviate your condition and prevent further damage. With proper guidance and a proactive attitude, you don’t need to simply manage the condition, […]

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More Sleep, Fewer Colds?

Is there a link between getting a good night’s sleep and the ability to ward off winter ailments like bronchitis, colds and pneumonia? There’s plenty of evidence linking poor sleep to chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, but remarkably few good clinical trials have looked at whether sleep is a bulwark against respiratory infections. […]

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Sleep Problems Tied to Type 2 Diabetes

 Women with sleeping difficulties are at increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, researchers report. Scientists used data from 133,353 women who were generally healthy at the start of the study. During 10 years of follow-up, they found 6,407 cases of Type 2 diabetes. The researchers looked at four sleep problems: self-reported difficulty falling or staying […]

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Catching Up on Lost Sleep

It is unclear whether you can make up a long-term sleep debt, because most studies have looked at the effects of sleep loss and recovery only over a few nights or weeks, said Dr. Matt T. Bianchi, the chief of the division of sleep medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an assistant professor of neurology […]