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Health Tip: Why You Yawn

Health Tip: Why You Yawn

(HealthDay News) — Yawning typically occurs when you feel sleepy or bored, says Cleveland Clinic. People do not yawn because the brain needs more oxygen, the clinic notes in dispelling a common myth. Instead, yawns allow us to regulate both air pressure in our ears and brain temperature. Latest Sleep News Yawns are not really […]

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For Insomniacs, Sleep Aids Can Ease a Troubled Mind

For Insomniacs, Sleep Aids Can Ease a Troubled Mind

Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People with severe insomnia may find that a sedative helps them sleep and banishes thoughts of suicide, a new study suggests. “If you have a patient who complains that their sleep has taken a turn for the worse, then there is reason to open the […]

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Health Tip: Catching Up on Sleep

Health Tip: Catching Up on Sleep

(HealthDay News) — An hour or two of lost sleep every night will add up, says the National Sleep Foundation. In the short-term, negative effects from lack of sleep can range from a foggy brain to impaired driving abilities. Latest Sleep News However, getting extra sleep to compensate won’t completely make up for sleep lost. […]

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Health Tip: Solutions for Snoring

Health Tip: Solutions for Snoring

(HealthDay News) — Snoring occurs when the upper airways become narrow, says Harvard Medical School. As a result, airflow is disrupted, making tissues vibrate and produce the snoring noise. Latest Sleep News To help alleviate snoring, Harvard Medical school suggests: Reduce alcohol consumption. Lose excess weight. Rinse stuffy sinuses with saline before bed. Use allergy […]

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Daytime napping 1–2 times a week may benefit heart health

Daytime napping 1–2 times a week may benefit heart health

Taking a daytime nap once or twice a week may halve the risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, strokes, and heart failure. New research suggests that napping during the day could protect heart health, after all. This is the main takeaway of an observational study appearing in the BMJ journal Heart. Nadine Häusler, […]

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Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds

Occasional Naps Do a Heart Good, Swiss Study Finds

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Could grabbing a nap once or twice a week help you live longer? A new study reports the occasional nap appears to cut in half people’s risk of heart attack, strokes and heart disease, compared with folks who never nap. But […]

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Jet Lag

Jet Lag

Are there any remedies for jet lag? Is it possible to prevent jet lag? There are several home remedies that can help with prevention of jet lag and easier recovery from the symptoms. The following are 12 tips to help travelers to avoid or to minimize the effects of jet lag. Tip 1: Stay in […]

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Provigil (modafinil)

Provigil (modafinil)

What is Provigil? Provigil (modafinil) is a prescription medication. It’s most often used to treat excessive sleepiness caused by narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, and shift work. Provigil belongs to a class of medications called stimulants. It comes as 100-mg and 200-mg oral tablets. Studies show that Provigil increases the ability to stay awake compared to […]

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Night Sweats (In Men and Women) Causes, Remedies, and Treatments

Night Sweats (In Men and Women) Causes, Remedies, and Treatments

Source: Getty Images Night sweats definition and facts Night sweats, or excessive sweating during sleep, are a common symptom in women and men. Many medical conditions and diseases can cause them. Examples include women in perimenopause or menopause; medications, hormone problems (Low-T), low blood sugar, and neurological problems. You may have other symptoms like chills, […]

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Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

Study links insomnia genes to heart disease, stroke risk

Scientists used data from more than 1.6 million people to link insomnia genes to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke but not atrial fibrillation. Does insomnia contribute to heart disease, or is heart disease a contributing factor for insomnia? Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, with stroke […]