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Preparing for a good night’s sleep starts at mealtime. Certain foods, such as the ones listed below, can have a calming effect on both the brain and body. And if you're not sure how to incorporate each food into a dish, take a look at these suggestions.

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The National Sleep Foundation’s 2013 Sleep in America poll will focus on Exercise and Sleep. We asked the experts on the poll task force to tell us more about important exercise and sleep topics and the research behind them.

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For years your doctor, your mom and your friend who goes to the gym multiple times a week have probably been telling you to eat better and exercise more. It’s all you hear on television, in the newspapers and on talk radio. New doctors and dieticians usher in new diets, new fads, and so you’ve made some lifestyle changes – cutting back on your...

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In some cases, light therapy can be helpful for people with insomnia. If you are working with your primary care doctor or a sleep specialist for insomnia, you can ask if this is an appropriate treatment for you. Light therapy might be indicated if you have tried other...

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La cafeína ha sido llamada la droga más popular del mundo. Se encuentra en forma natural en más de 60 plantas incluyendo las semillas de café, las hojas de té, las nueces de cola y las semillas de cacao. En todas partes del mundo las personas consumen cafeína todos los días en café, té, cacao, chocolate, algunos refrescos y algunos medicamentos...

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Two new studies show that fatigue may impair strike-zone judgment during the 162 game Major League Baseball season, and a MLB player’s sleepiness can predict his longevity in the league.

One study found that MLB players’ strike-zone judgment was worse in September than in April in...

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The climate in your bedroom plays an important role in helping you sleeping more soundly. You may already know that your body temperature naturally drops while you are sleeping, making a cooler climate more snooze-inducing than a warm one. But temperature isn’t...

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If you believe that you are suffering from shift work disorder, it’s important that you schedule a visit with your primary care physician or a sleep specialist. He or she will review your health history and ask you questions about your sleep patterns and...

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What should you do if you suspect your partner has a sleep disorder?

Suzan E. Jaffe, PhD

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Getting a good night's sleep during the hot summer nights will require some preparation for a lot of people.

Did you know that in most cases, if you are sleeping and the temperatures rise above 75 degrees Fahrenheit or fall below 54 degrees it...

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When we sleep well, we wake up feeling refreshed and alert for our daily activities. Sleep affects how we look, feel and perform on a daily basis, and can have a major impact on our overall quality of life.

To get the...

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Shift workers often find it challenging to balance sleep and activities with their varying shifts. Shift workers often find there is not enough time between each shift to sleep and spend time with their friends or families before they have to get ready for their next shift. 

Do you ever look at the person driving the car next to yours or the person sitting on the subway next to you and wonder "what kind of sleeper is he/she?" Probably not. But what if you could determine even more about a person by knowing just a little about his/her sleep habits. The commonalities are based on sleep habits and more than 40 other...

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Helping kids get a better night’s sleep sometimes starts with managing their anxiety. Children’s stress often goes unnoticed by parents, but one-fifth of kids ages eight to 17 say that they worry a great deal.

Chronic stress may lead to a number of...

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Whether you're a "Road Warrior" who has piled up thousands of Frequent Flier Miles, or someone who is planning a vacation to a distant location, you are likely to experience the phenomenon of...

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Many people find sleep aids helpful for insomnia. Your doctor may recommend that you take a sleep aid to help you fall asleep, sleep longer during the night, wake up less frequently, or improve the quality of your sleep. There are a few things to consider when you're...

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