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Melatonin

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Melatonin - produced by the pineal gland, located within the brain. Levels of melatonin in the body fluctuate with the cycles of night and day. The highest melatonin levels are found at night.

Adults with insomnia have been shown to have lower melatonin levels.4 Frequent travelers and shift workers are also likely to benefit from melatonin for the resynchronization of their sleep schedules. Foods High in Melatonin are Oats, Sweet Corn & Rice...

 

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Is 8 Hours of Sleep REALLY Necessary? Breaking the Myth

Is 8 Hours of Sleep REALLY Necessary? Breaking the Myth | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it

 

Waking up minutes, hours . . . any amount of time really before the alarm clock screeches in your ear can be sheer agony – especially if you’re going on little sleep for days in a row. The idea of going to work on too little sleep is enough to make anyone cringe, especially when you’re always being told how getting eight hours of sleep every night is important for your health. But is it really?

 

Some revisited historical data along with some new evidence suggests otherwise.

 

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Are Leg Cramps Keeping You Up at Night? Experts Say You May Have a Sleep Disorder by Sylvia Anderson - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

Are Leg Cramps Keeping You Up at Night? Experts Say You May Have a Sleep Disorder by Sylvia Anderson - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it
After a busy day of taking care of the family and your job, you look forward to climbing into bed for a good, solid night of sleep. But in the midst of your sleep, you get a terrible leg cramp which jolts you from your slumber. What actually causes it? Is it just a “charley horse” or could it actually be a sleep disorder?
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Sleep Inducing Brownie

http://www.insidershealth.com What if you were craving chocolate and having a hard time falling asleep? Well, maybe you’re in luck!

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Sleep Better = Be Smarter by Derrick DeSilva Jr., M.D. - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

Sleep Better = Be Smarter by Derrick DeSilva Jr., M.D. - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it

Can the motto “early to bed, early to rise” actually affect our intelligence in a positive way? A recent study has tested kids with average sleep versus kids who slept a lot less or a lot more. What do you think was discovered?

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Feeling Lonely? How It’s Affecting Your Sleep by Sylvia Anderson - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

Feeling Lonely? How It’s Affecting Your Sleep by Sylvia Anderson - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it
An InsidersHealth.com article regarding sleep - Feeling Lonely? How It’s Affecting Your Sleep by Sylvia Anderson. Do you often feel like an outcast, regardless of how many friends you have?  Or, do you pine for that feeling of “belonging”?
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Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Beauty Sleep

http://www.insidershealth.com How can sleep affect your overall health? Does snoring lead to sleep apnea? And is there any truth behind one’s beauty being affected by the amount of sleep they get?

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InsidersHealth - Featured Articles Now Available in their Entirety!

Good morning, everyone! We’ve listened to your comments and wanted to let you know that you can read our featured articles in their entirety on our website homepage. Have a happy and healthy day!

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Are You Getting Eight Hours? Lack of Sleep Ups Your Risk for Heart Disease and More by Derrick DeSilva Jr., M.D. - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

Are You Getting Eight Hours? Lack of Sleep Ups Your Risk for Heart Disease and More by Derrick DeSilva Jr., M.D. - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it

Not getting enough “beauty sleep?” If you’re not, you’ll want to pay close attention to this article. Getting less than six hours of sleep each night could do more than make you look tired and haggard. It could very well double your chances of developing a condition linked to heart disease and other deadly conditions.

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Sleep More, Do Better: Science Finally Proves What We All Thought

Sleep More, Do Better: Science Finally Proves What We All Thought | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it

A team of researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have discovered that, regardless of how tired you might perceive yourself to be, lack of sleep can influence the way you perform certain tasks. Even if you feel awake and alert, your body has actually slowed down on you.

 

So if you brush off the lack of sleep or call yourself awarrior, it might just be for show. It’s now scientifically proven that, despite your demeanor, you’re not functioning on all levels.

 

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Is 8 Hours of Sleep REALLY Necessary? Breaking the Myth by Sylvia Anderson - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

Do you really need 8 hours a sleep every night to function flawlessly during the day?
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Tired And Unemployed: The Sleep-Job Loss Connection by Sylvia Anderson - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

Tired And Unemployed: The Sleep-Job Loss Connection by Sylvia Anderson - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it
With the economy what it is these days, maybe you’ve been affected too by losing your job. Is the stress from being out of work causing you to have sleepless nights? Continue reading to learn of a few natural relaxants instead of turning to sleeping pills!
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Can You Learn While You Sleep? by Sylvia Anderson - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

Can You Learn While You Sleep? by Sylvia Anderson - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it

Have you ever put a book under your pillow the night before a test hoping the answers would somehow float into your memory? Maybe there’s something to be said for listening to that book on tape while you sleep!

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Sleepless Nights? Getting Help Can Benefit Your Body & Mind! by The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

An InsidersHealth.com article regarding sleep - Sleepless Nights? Getting Help Can Benefit Your Body & Mind! by The Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. There is nothing as refreshing as a good night's sleep.
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Sleeping Tips for Top Health

http://www.insidershealth.com Sleeping too much or too little truly affects your health. Insiders Health TV brings you some sleep tips based on the latest research so you can sleep your way to health. Can you sleep in ahead of time to prepare for a big event? How can you effectively catch up on sleep. How does sleeping too little affect your health?

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Who’s the Better Sleeper: You or Your Man? Why Women and Men Sleep Differently by Derrick DeSilva Jr., M.D. - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

Who’s the Better Sleeper: You or Your Man? Why Women and Men Sleep Differently by Derrick DeSilva Jr., M.D. - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it

Do men and women sleep alike or are there differences in their sleeping patterns? Who do you thinks gets a more sound night of sleep … a man or a woman?

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Loud Snoring Linked to Several Health Problems by Sylvia Anderson - Respiratory - InsidersHealth.com

Are you a snorer? Perhaps you’ve snored most of your life and have now become accustomed to getting an elbow-jab in the side numerous times a night, or repeated requests to “turn over – you’re snoring!” If this sounds familiar, you may think that your nocturnal noises are a normal part of life – a nuisance to your bed partner at the very most. But what you may not know is that snoring can be an indication of a severe threat to your health!

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The Importance of Sleep by Hannah Derrah - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com

The Importance of Sleep by Hannah Derrah - Sleep - InsidersHealth.com | Restful Sleep | Scoop.it

Sleep is a very critical part of our daily lives, but many people take sleep for granted unless they are suffering from a sleep disturbance such as insomnia. Sleep is required by our bodies in order to recharge our batteries, rest our brains. Sleep is also a time that our bodies use to work on optimal bacteria levels in the body for a healthy immune system.

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