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How Much Sleep Do I Need?

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

Sleep is important to the proper functioning of your body. Scientific research has pointed out that sleep powers the mind, restores the body, and fortifies virtually every system in the body. Therefore, a night without sleep can affect everything about your day, from your productivity to your mood. However, your body is not only affected by sleepless nights; it is also affected by not getting the required sleep hours. Therefore, your most important question should be “how much sleep do I need?”     Sleep Recommendations for Each Age-Grade Interestingly, the answer to this all-important question depends on your age....
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What to Drink and What Not to Drink Before Bedtime

What to Drink and What Not to Drink Before Bedtime

Your choice of beverage or drink at night can be the difference between a good night's rest and a night of restlessness . This is why you must know what to and not to drink before bedtime. It is a common for wellness drinks and other beverages to promise you a great night's sleep if you take them before bed, but not all of them keep their promise. Therefore, we have compiled a list that let you know what to drink and what not to drink before bedtime. Moreover, as a general rule, it is ideal that you don't have...
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The Dangers of Using Sleeping Pills

The Dangers of Using Sleeping Pills

So, why would some want to use sleeping pills and what are the dangers of using sleeping pills? Sleep is an essential part of life and well-being, just like food and water. The  Sleep Foundation recommends that adults should sleep for 7 to 9 hours every day. Failure to get this may affect your performance and reasoning capability. Unfortunately, some people find it challenging to fall asleep at night. Many reasons can be responsible for this. Among them are stress, daytime sleepiness, depressed mood, and anxiety. Yet, some people couldn’t explain the cause of their sleeplessness. In a severe case,...
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4 Tips to Get You Back to Sleep

Laying awake at 4 am, restless and struggling to fall back asleep, thinking about all the responsibilities and tasks waiting for you during the coming day. Anxiety seeps in and the rising sense of panic wills you to stay awake no matter how hard you try to fall back asleep for the last few precious hours. Sound familiar? You’re not alone.   As Michelle Drerup, director of behavioural sleep medicine in Cleveland Clinic, explains, what you’re experiencing is a form of insomnia. Whilst a number of underlying health complications including chronic pain and sleep apnea can cause insomnia, it can...
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