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Taking Melatonin Really Does Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep - Even When It's Noisy

It’s better at blocking out noise and light than ear plugs and an eye mask.<p>Struggle to get a good night’s sleep anywhere that’s not pitch black and …

Scientists Have Finally Found The First Real Reason We Need To Sleep

We know we need to sleep. We know our brains and bodies work better after sleep. But what we didn't know, until now, was why.<p>Scientists have just reported the first major mechanical reason our brains need to sleep — certain cleaning mechanisms in the brain work better when we shut the brain down. …

How sleep makes your mind more creative

It’s a tried and tested technique used by writers and poets, but can psychology explain why first moments after waking can be among our most imaginative?<p>It is 6.06am and I’m typing this in my pyjamas. I awoke at 6.04am, walked from the bedroom to the study, switched on my computer and got to work …

How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups

I work in my sleep now. I fall asleep most nights writing and rewriting opening lines and first paragraphs in my head. And every morning before I wake, I am somehow still writing sentences in my head, twisted into my sheets while comparing arguments and searching for counter-arguments that could …

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

If you <i>don't</i> snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming news, considering nearly half of Americans don't …

Non-Restorative Sleep Linked With Widespread Pain

Pain of the nerves, muscle and bone only becomes more common with age, and widespread pain affecting multiple parts of the body -- a condition called fibromyalgia -- is also more common among the over-50 set. Now, a new study shows a surprising predictor of experiencing this kind of widespread pain …

How Blocking Blue Light at Night Can Transform Your Sleep

Sleep is highly underrated.<p>It is one of the "pillars" of optimal health... just as important as diet and exercise.<p>Poor sleep is linked to heart …

Extended Sleeplessness Leads to Irreversible Brain Damage | US News

Scientists knew there were certain neurons in the brain stem that are awake when we are awake and "sleep when we sleep," says Dr. Sigrid Veasey, a …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Relaxation - Instant results from simple techniques

The relaxation response is the physiologic opposite to the ‘fight or flight’ stress response. Scientists have discovered that the long-term practice …

Mindfulness

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

5 Ways to Keep Your Stress From Becoming Your Kids' Stress

Stress used to be the domain of older teens aiming for highly ranked colleges. But these days, even the youngest children in my psychology practice are complaining about trouble falling asleep, stomachaches, fears of making mistakes or doing badly on tests and feeling overwhelmed. Matthew, who's 8, …

Why parental sleep deprivation needs to be taken seriously

The 24/7 pace of life in today’s world has altered our most basic assumptions of living in so many ways — even the fundamentals, such as sleep, suffer.<p>It isn’t as if people are unaware of the dangers this poses. A new National Geographic documentary claims that poor sleep is responsible for about …

25 Terrible Side Effects of Not Getting Enough Sleep in Your 20s

Even the strongest cup of coffee won't protect you against these.<p>Your 20s are full of new jobs and dates and trips and parties and mistakes that you can fix (or forget about) in your 30s. And there's basically no time for sleep.<p>Unfortunately, late nights don't just make morning suck. When you keep …

Beat Your Insomnia With Yoga

This gentle bedtime sequence will help you relax and fall asleep more easily<p><i>Photo by Getty Images</i><p>Whether you're a night owl with early bird aspirations, a troubled sleeper, or just in need of a little help relaxing before bedtime, some gentle yoga before you tuck in can help. This in-bed routine …

Yoga

How Your Computer Might Be Keeping You Up At Night

If you’re like many internet users today, being on a computer—checking Facebook on your smart phone or watching Netflix on your laptop—may be the …

Social Media

Lucid Dreaming: How To Have Lucid Dreams

By In5D on March 21, 2015 in Spiritual Awakening<p><b>In5D PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/in5d Add YOUR name to our In5D Wall of Gratitude with a minimal</b> …

The Truth About Over-The-Counter Sleep Aids

<b>The Question: How do over-the-counter sleep aids like ZzzQuil help me fall asleep?</b><p><b>The Answer:</b> These days there is a wide variety of OTC medications filling pharmacy shelves that are advertised as sleep aids for those struggling to drift off at the end of a long and stressful day. However, the …

Debi Mazar on Insomnia: 'Thank GOD for Makeup!'

Actor Debi Mazar spoke about sleeplessness this week at a press event for SILENOR, a new sleep drug. It's not that the star of <i>Entourage</i>, <i>Younger</i> on TV Land and <i>Extra Virgin</i> on the Cooking Channel is too busy to sleep. She spends hours every night lying awake, staring at the clock and listening to the …

A short daytime nap could improve memory by fivefold, study finds

We have all been there; whether in class at school or a meeting at work, sometimes it feels as if our brain just gives up and leaves the building. …

The Brain

Your Definitive Guide To Beating The 7 Causes Of Sleep Procrastination

The physical, mental, and emotional barriers that could be keeping you up at night.<p>If you’re like a lot of people, night after night you find yourself turning off the lights later than you wanted, and morning after morning you’re frustrated that you’re so tired.<p>You already know that sleep …

A town that sleeps like it's pre-industrial times

Researchers are studying the "pre-industrial" sleeping patterns of Baependi, a rural community in Brazil, who go to bed and wake earlier than most …