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What to Eat to Help You Sleep

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now considers our lack of sleep a "public health epidemic."¯ Currently, Americans spend more than $84 million on over-the-counter sleep aids each y…

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A Simple Way to Sleep Deep

A good night's sleep is important if you want to be at your best the next day. Having trouble sleeping? Try this simple progressive relaxation exercise to ensure quality ZZZs.…

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The 3 Best Snooze Foods

Trouble sleeping? Foods high in nutrients that promote serotonin levels can help. Bananas, toast, and honey are all examples of foods that can help treat insomnia and support healthy sleep patterns. W…

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5 Common Drugs That May Be Making You Sicker

We've grown accustomed to taking pills when we feel bad--for headaches, insomnia, mild depression, indigestion, and the aches and pains of aging, to name a few common complaints. We're so used to auto…

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How to Outsmart Insomnia

If you're suffering from insomnia or another sleep disorder, you may be surprised to learn just how much natural remedies can help. In this video, we'll look at how diet, exercise, food, and drinks ca…

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2 Wacky Ways to Fall Asleep

If you're not sleeping well at night, that lack of rest is probably hurting your work performance. In this video, we'll teach you to fight insomnia with our wacky ways to sleep deep. We'd say not to …

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Things to Avoid for a Good Night’s Sleep

Photo Courtesy Of:  Creatas/Thinkstock According to a 2010 poll from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), about 60 percent of the US population suffers from poor or inadequate sleep. Prior to light…

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How to Recover From a Sleep Deficit

Economic woes keep many of us awake, but you can give yourself a bedtime bailout package. By Jeffrey Rossman, PhD, Rodale.com Can’t sleep? If you find yourself looking up at the ceiling at 3 am …

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Lazy Cakes and Sleepy Bones: Can Too Much Mellow Be a Bad Thing?

Despite all of the warnings about energy and performance-enhancing drinks being too much of a bad thing (namely caffeine), it seems our 24-7 culture has conveniently looked past the flashing red light…

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Fight Insomnia Naturally

Do you ever have trouble sleeping? Maybe you have a hard time falling asleep, or maybe you wake up after a short time and can't get back to sleep. Either way, sleepless nights can have a huge impa…

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