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These Foods Could Help You Get a Better Night's Sleep

Here's a very good reason to treat yourself to a bowl of cherries.<p>It seems we're a nation of insomniacs. Nearly half of Americans suffer from at least occasional sleeplessness, and 22% experience it every (or almost every) night, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). But what if all it …

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Poor sleep and insomnia can make you less effective, but it’s still not necessary to stay in bed for eight hours<p>Madonna, Margaret Thatcher and Donald Trump all claim to have thrived on four hours or less of sleep. If it’s good enough for the queen of pop and the Iron Lady, should entrepreneurs be …

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Putting sleep myths to bed: experts answer the questions that keep you awake at night

Meet our expert panel<p><b>Dr Guy Meadows</b> is a specialist in chronic insomnia and clinical director of The Sleep School, London<p><b>Derk-Jan Dijk</b> is professor of sleep and physiology at Surrey’s Sleep Research Centre<p><b>Gillian Twigg</b> is principal clinical scientist at the sleep centre at Imperial College …

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Does Sleeping More Make You Lose Weight? - Great Ideas : People.com

<i>Harley Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and nutrition expert who has worked with stars from Halle Berry and Lady Gaga to Robert Pattinson and Robert</i> …

Introducing "Cloud Bread," a Slice of Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Heaven

Bread without gluten, carbs, and hardly any sugar? It exists!<p>In a recent trend taking over Pinterest (pins and likes have spiked by 73 percent within the last year, according to She Knows), cloud bread is quickly becoming a favorite among carb-addicts everywhere.<p>Unlike most breads, this one is …

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You Don't Need More Exercise -- You Need More Sleep First

"No matter how hard you train, if you don't sleep enough, you will lose." My brother, who just won the South German bodybuilding championship in his weight category last Sunday, told me.<p>Like food and exercise, sleep is a major pillar of your health.<p>In any endeavor, weight loss, building muscle, …

Insomnia affects up to one in three of us. So what can you do about it? From the ‘magic yawn’ to the 90-minute rule, psychologist Richard Wiseman offers 12 rules for the perfect rest<p>A few years ago, I carried out a large-scale survey examining the lifestyles of people who sleep well and wake up …

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Get Better Sleep: 5 Powerful New Tips From Research

Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Or staying asleep? Or you get plenty of shut-eye but you’re not refreshed? Everyone wants to get better sleep. …

24 experts tried to explain the mystery of sleep in one sentence

Sleep is a mystery.<p>Scientists acknowledge certain objective features of sleep, but, beyond that, differ in what they see as its essential elements. In defining it, would they emphasize the biological nature of the activity, its purpose or its benefits? Would "sleep" encompass those squishy states …

12 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

These 6 Things Will Bring You a Great Night’s Sleep

<b>Your Worst Enemy Is Probably You</b><p>Stop cheating yourself. You can’t cut corners on sleep and not have it affect you:<p>…by the end of two weeks, the …

25 Trendy Diets That Are Total Bullsh*t

Just say no.<p>When it comes to weight loss, we like to play by numbers, so here's a few: 45 percent of Americans usually like to make New Year's resolutions, and of those people, 38 percent cite some form of "lose weight" or "improve health" at the top of their to-do list. Having a plan to hit the …

Fruit and vegetables high in flavonoids may help prevent weight gain

Scientists find even a single 80g serving per day of the fruit or vegetable containing the key compound may improve health<p>Eating fruit and vegetables that are high in a key compound called flavonoids - such as apples, pears, blueberries, strawberries and radishes - may help prevent weight …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

Half Their Size: Casey Foreaker Shares Weight Loss Story - Great Ideas : People.com

Casey Foreaker says she was “always a chunky girl,” but when she was 20 and her dad took his own life, her weight escalated dramatically. <br>“I went to …

Overeater's Tonic

Makes about 3 cups<p>Mint, ginger, fennel, and cayenne are known for their digestive properties. Turn this into a spritzer by using club soda instead of water.<p>November 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 sprigs mint<p>1 1½-inch piece turmeric, peeled, thinly sliced<p>1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced<p>1 teaspoon …