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Science says these 13 tricks will make you a better sleeper

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Sleep

Try These Breathing Exercises for Stress Relief

Breathing exercises are very often recommend breathing exercises for stress relief, as a stand-alone strategy or to be used in conjunction with …

Mindfulness

13 habits science shows will help you fall asleep faster and sleep better

But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and more stressed, is terrible for your health.<p>Americans currently average 6.8 hours of sleep per night, down an hour from 1942. Four in 10 Americans don't even get the minimum of seven hours of sleep doctors recommend. That's a public …

Sleep

11 Apps to Help You De-Stress on the Go

Whether you suffer from chronic anxiety or are just a little stressed these days, you can use your phone to help slow down your racing thoughts. Here …

Psychology

Canary Health Acquires Mobile Stress Management Company bLife

Digital health self management company Canary Health(formerly DPS Health), announced it has acquired mobile stress management company, bLife, to …

Digital Health

I spent months using a research-backed stress management app — and it sort of worked

A full 44% of Americans say they are more stressed than they were five years ago — a trend that has helped drive an increased interest in prescription pills and industries like talk therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).<p>An app called Lantern could help.<p>Lantern caters to stressed-out people …

Mindfulness

5 Easy Breathing Techniques To Calm Your Kid (And Relax The Whole Family)

Life can get busy, overwhelming, and downright stressful—no matter how old you are. As a mindfulness teacher in an elementary school, I know that …

Watch app developer won’t sleep until vets with PTSD can

Army Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Skluzacek was taking heavy fire from a relentless enemy.<p>He shot back with everything he had – counseling, psychiatric drugs and lots of alcohol – but felt defenseless against the post-traumatic stress disorder that followed him home to Minnesota.<p>He lost friends, jobs, …

15 healthy ways to manage stress during especially stressful times

Whether it's a family member or a pesky in-law who always manages to make a situation uncomfortable, from now through December, there's almost no way to escape at least one stress-filled scenario.<p>To help you cope, here are 15 science-backed tips to keep your stress level down this holiday season.

Soundtracks

Psychologists discovered a surprising secret to reducing your stress levels

You may think you're too overwhelmed with your personal troubles to cheer up a sad friend, the same way you're too busy at work to take a moment to recognize a colleague.<p>But research suggests you're hardly doing yourself any favors by focusing on your own problems at the expense of supporting …

Psychology

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Employees at the Google office in Zurich, Switzerland. Google<p>The alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and the first thing I think of is coffee. I get up, somewhat reluctantly, and as I make my way toward the coffee maker, I spot my so-called smartphone plugged into the wall.<p>Reflexively, I pick it up and check …

Mindfulness

How Stress Destroys Your Health

Stress isn’t just in your head. When faced with stressful situations, the body undergoes a series of changes designed to help you escape whatever …

Star Trek

6 scientifically proven ways to have a better day.

We all experience stress, and it can actually be a good thing. But too much can take a pretty big toll.<p>A recent video from TED-Ed explains what …

Immune System

The best way to cope with stress? Flexibility

When you encounter stressors in your life, particularly those that are pronounced and disturbing, do you fret, get overly emotional, lapse into neutral, hoping everything will get better if you just avoid the issue, or do you charge into problem-solving mode?<p>Each of those is a common way to deal …

What stress does to your brain

New research examines the myriad ways chronic stress and anxiety can damage your long-term health<p>Stress can be a dangerous enemy for the brain. In fact, it can have serious effects on your brain's ability to operate properly.<p>While stress appears to have originated from our instinctual "fight or …

The Brain

This Breathing Exercise Can Help You Stay Focused At Work

Think you know how to breathe? Think again. Here’s a method to help you keep calm and carry on.<p>What if there were something you could do right this minute to improve how engaged, productive, and creative you are at work? As it turns out, there is, and you’re already doing it—breathing.<p>Breathing …

Apple Pay

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

Biology

How to Manage Stress

For any of you who have experienced a ‘runner’s high’ or endorphin rush while exercising you know how powerful the feeling can be. But there are many …

The Brain