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How Lack of Sleep Affects Cholesterol

In previous studies, it has been found that sleep deprivation can negatively affect the immune system, metabolism, inflammatory process, and regulation of the hormone that controls appetite.  In a recent study out of the ...
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Men Who Eat a High-Fat Diet Have Poorer Sleep

A new study out of the University of Adelaide has found that men who take in high-fat diets are more likely to report having problems sleeping at night, feeling excessive daytime sleepiness, and are ...
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child travel sleep

11 Sleep Tips for Traveling with Children

When a friend told me she packs a suitcase full of her daughter’s favorite stuffed animals when they travel, I wasn’t surprised.   My family resembles a traveling caravan at airports as we transport all ...
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Shifts in Sleep-Wake Cycles Affect Women More than Men

The Surrey Sleep Research Center at the University of Surrey has performed a new study that shows shifts in the sleep-wake cycles (circadian rhythm) has a greater impact on women than it does on ...
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Consolidating Memory During Sleep

Sleep makes up about 1/3 of our lives.  Decades of research have concluded that sleep is vital for learning functions and making long-term memories.  However, knowing exactly how long-term memory is formed is not ...
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New Research on How We Fall Asleep and Wake up

There are millions of people who have trouble with transitioning from an asleep to an awake state.  Many find it difficult to fall and stay asleep throughout the night, as well as stay awake ...
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Child sleeping

10 Ways to End Those Bedtime Battles

Bedtime battles are a common sleep issue that many parents face with their children on a daily basis.  Instead of ending the day in a calming and relaxing manner, many families struggle with bedtime ...
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5 F.A.Q.s about Sleep Telemedicine

1.  What exactly is sleep telemedicine? Any health care that takes place between a patient and a clinician who are not in the same physical location could be considered telemedicine.  In a sense, many sleep ...
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Parkinson’s Disease Worsened by Altered Circadian Rhythm

New research from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) suggests that irregular sleep-wake cycles and chronic insomnia may be risk factors of Parkinson’s disease. In this animal model study, circadian ...
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