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Natural Sleep Aid

Everyone has experienced the fatigue of not enough sleep at some point. Sometimes it’s a chronic problem because of ongoing illness, anxiety, or congestion. Other times it’s an all-nighter, and there’s that almost delirious second-wave of energy the next day. You know you need sleep, but you may not realize how your brain hurts itself […]

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nless you’re younger, or sick, then you need more!). There are ways you can work summer days in your favor, and you can always use natural sleep support for better sleep. Start by looking at the glass as half full: there are lots of ways that summer can help you get more sleep, if you’ll […]

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You Control Your Sleep!

June 12, 2015

If you struggle with insomnia (tens of millions of people do!), research has a pretty consistent answer for you: your thoughts and habits have a lot of power to get you to fall asleep and sleep soundly. For instance, if you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, get up—do something that relaxes you, be productive […]

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Depressed? Anxious? Irritable? Or Apathetic? Mood changes may be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s, according to new research. Study participants who went on to develop signs of dementia were twice as likely to have an earlier diagnosis of depression. What’s not clear is the link: is it a direct (mood changes are a result […]

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Even if you have a healthy brain, getting less than about 6 hours of sleep will cause a build-up of the protein most strongly associated with Alzheimer’s: amyloid beta. It seems that healthy sleep reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brain (probably during the flush that occurs during a good rest). For people […]

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