Tag Archives: Sleep

Dry January: This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Quit Alcohol

The latest New Year’s trend has nothing to do with alcohol—literally. For millions of people, January 1 marks the first day of not just a new year, but a “dry” January, or month-long break with booze. Started by the UK’s Alcohol Concern organization in 2013, the movement’s main goal is to help people “reset their relationship with alcohol.” But what happens to your ...

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Fixed bedtime, sufficient sleep may lead to healthier teens

According to a recent study, having a fixed bedtime and getting sufficient amount of sleep from early childhood may lead to a healthy body weight in adolescence. The results of the study were published in the journal ‘Sleep’. The researchers at Penn State identified groups of children by bedtime and sleep routines and tested longitudinal associations for each group with ...

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Why too much screen time disrupts sleep

By now, we all know that spending too much time staring at screens – be it computers, phones, iPads – plays havoc with sleep. But do you know why? Researchers have pinpointed how certain cells in the eye process ambient light and reset our internal clocks, the daily cycles of physiological processes known as the circadian rhythm. When these cells ...

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7 Yoga Poses To Help You Sleep Better

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours in “fight or flight” mode. Our days are tightly scheduled, and unexpected circumstances often arise that demand our attention. In order to give our full attention to our work, our families, and our communities, we first need to care for ourselves and getting adequate sleep is one way to do ...

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8 Ways Your Bedroom is Ruining Your Sleep

Can’t figure out why you’re having a hard time falling asleep every night? The problem may lie within your sleep chamber. All gifs: Giphy  You had a long day at work and feel like you can hit the sack any moment. Yet, you find yourself lying in bed for ages waiting for sleep to come. And this vicious circle causes ...

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8 Ways to Sleep Better During Pregnancy

by Yuen Yi Ying Get moving Keeping active during the day seems to help alleviate restless nights. Give prenatal exercise classes a go, whether it’s pregnancy yoga or low-impact swimming. Because each pregnancy is so unique, first consult with your doctor to determine the level of activity you should aim for, and get advice as to what types of exercises ...

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