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Sleep Hack Slashes Depression Risk

SCIENCE DAILY – Waking up just one hour earlier could reduce a person's risk of major depression by 23%, suggests a sweeping new genetic study published May 26 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. The study of 840,000 people, by researchers at University of Colorado Boulder and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, represents some of the strongest evidence yet that chronotype -- a person's propensity to sleep at a certain time -- influences depression...

Throw Out PJs? Health Benefits Of Sleeping Naked

MindBodyGreen – People can be pretty particular about their sleep outfits: a trendy matching set, that old worn-in tee, or—one of the most controversial—the birthday suit. But are those who choose to snooze in the nude actually making the healthier choice, or does it just feel good? The benefits of sleeping naked: 1. It might help you fall asleep faster. According to a study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology, the human body drops in temperature...

5 Habits Of People Who Sleep Like A Baby Every Night

Beat insomnia with these tips The Cleveland Clinic – November 20, 2020 1. Keep your sleep schedule the same Going to bed early or sleeping in to catch up only leads to more fragmented and poor quality sleep. Typically, you go to bed two hours early and then just lay there wide awake, continuing to associate your bed with not sleeping. 2. Take some quiet time before bedtime Give yourself at least 30 minutes of quiet, relaxed time before bed...

Army’s New Rule Forces Soldiers To Live Like This

Oct 14, 2020 Naz Beheshti, Contributor | Forbes – The U.S. Army has conducted a significant overhaul of its fitness training field manual. Behind this change is a new mindset: a redefinition of “soldier readiness” and what goes into peak performance. Business leaders can draw some valuable lessons from the new holistic approach. The embrace of naps draws the New York Times headline, but the new mindset is more far-reaching than that. Fundamentally, the revised manual is...

CDC Reports Income Gap In Sleep Health

How long will it be until Congress suggests we spend tax dollars to address newly documented 'income disparity' in Americans' quality of sleep? July 28, 2020 CNN – A study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the more money someone made, the more likely they were to get a full night's rest. Of the adults surveyed, only 55% of people living below the poverty threshold received seven to eight hours of sleep per...

Sleep Loss ‘More Fatal Than Starvation’

Quanta Magazine – Inside a series of tubes in a bright, warm room at Harvard Medical School, hundreds of fruit flies are staying up late. It has been days since any of them have slept: The constant vibrations that shake their homes preclude rest, cling as they might to the caps of the tubes for respite. Not too far away in their own tubes live other sleepless flies, animated with the calm persistence of...

Daylight Savings Actually Kills

On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, a personal friend of the editor of Headline Health was killed in a pedestrian accident during evening rush hour. It was just the third weeknight after the end of Daylight Savings, with commuters still adjusting to driving in the dark at 5:30 pm. Rick had just gotten off a city bus and was struck by a car while attempting to cross the street to his home. Rick died in the...

Get Naked: 5 Top Reasons To Expose Yourself To Nature

Posted to www.reddit.com/r/Health, Feb 10, 2020 Thrillist – Sunbathing, sleeping, working out, and lounging around in the buff may actually provide legitimate health benefits. You'll sleep better Keeping your body cooler at night yields more restful sleep. "A lower body temp helps with sleep, all bodies sleep better in the cooler temperature," says Michael Breus, PhD, aka "The Sleep Doctor." The National Sleep Foundation confirms by saying, "Your body temperature decreases to initiate sleep." In case you're not into the high...

Better Sleep In 6 Steps

Jan 20, 2020 MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK – You're not doomed to toss and turn every night. Consider simple tips for better sleep, from setting a sleep schedule to including physical activity in your daily routine. Think about all the factors that can interfere with a good night's sleep — from work stress and family responsibilities to unexpected challenges, such as illnesses. It's no wonder that quality sleep is sometimes elusive. While you might not be able to...
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