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There’s more than misery when you miss out on a good night’s sleep. Your performance at work drops, your immune system is weaker, you look tired (and thoughtless people might even tell you as much), and you’re putting yourself at serious risk: miss enough sleep, and you might find yourself dozing off in a dangerous […]

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If you’re always looking for ways to improve your sleep, here’s a tip brought to you by recent research: get a little fresh air. Sleeping with an open window and letting the carbon dioxide out leads to better sleep than letting it accumulate all night long, according to one study. Participants slept more efficiently and […]

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It’s long been held that you can’t bank sleep on the weekends—you need to get enough each and every night for optimal health. But there might be one important aspect of health that does benefit from a little more weekend sleep—longevity. Lack of sleep is hard on your heart and mind. It can make it […]

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It may seem obvious that the amount of sleep we get would impact our mental health—after all, sleep is critical for the brain!—but you may not realize how deeply and immediately a sleep affects us. According to a new study, following a poor night’s sleep the amount of suicidal thoughts increases, especially in patients who […]

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You need sleep. Without it, you can’t function properly. On less than seven hours sleep your risk of a car accident starts to go up, as your general motor skills and control go down, and your risk of making other mistakes (that may be as big and important to you in non-life threatening ways) shoots […]

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