Sleepwalking: A Serious Look at the Sleep Disorder

Sleepwalking is a disorder that’s easily – and often – misunderstood. When you think of sleepwalking, what comes to mind? A groggy, wandering toddler, or a movie-style sleepwalker with arms…

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Getting Better Sleep May Help Cut Calorie Consumption

Moderation and variety are two important keys to eating well for health. Eating a wide range of foods in moderate amounts are hallmarks of a diet in balance, and great…

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2 Steps to Beat Fatigue This Summer

It seems more and more that the “lazy days of summer” are becoming a thing of the past. With adults – and even children and teens – becoming increasingly more…

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Want Better Sleep? Change Your Diet

Can choosing the right foods to eat help you sleep better? We know that sleep has a great effect on how we eat. But does how we eat – or…

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Help for Insomnia: Rest Easy by Exercising

I know I’m not the first to tell you about the benefits of exercise. I also know I’m not the first to tell you that exercise can do a body…

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How to Worry Less and Sleep More

Does worry keep you from falling asleep at night? Do you lie awake replaying the stressful parts of your day, fretting about money, stressing about your job, wondering how your…

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Could Your Sleeping Pill Land You in the ER?

Zolpidem, more popularly known as Ambien, is a popular sleeping pill that is supposed to help you fall asleep and awaken refreshed. However, those taking this medication may be getting…

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What You May Not Know About Restless Leg Syndrome

Ever feel a creepy, crawly feeling in your legs when you’re stretched out in bed at night? The kind of odd, tingling sensation that makes you need to shake your…

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Why Your Sleep-Deprived Brain Makes Bad Decisions

When you’re feeling run down, do you find yourself reaching for the cookie jar, or digging into a bag of potato chips? At the end of a long and tiring…

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Calculating Your Perfect Bedtime and Sleep Efficiency

Most people have what I call a “socially determined wake-up time” – some type of social, family or financial commitment that requires them to wake up at a particular time. It…

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