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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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