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Fitbit Force review

I’ve come to a sobering conclusion about myself: I’m not a very active person. Despite maintaining a gym membership and only the best intentions, I still prefer to read, watch TV, and play games. This is precisely why I’ve never invested in a fitness-tracking gadget — if I’m not moving that much, …

Sleep 'Detoxes' The Brain, New Research Suggests

When you sleep, your brain undergoes a mop-up process that removes waste products linked to Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to new research published yesterday in the online version of Science.<p>A team of researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) used high-tech imaging to …

13 All-Natural Ways To Fall Asleep Faster

About 9 million U.S. adults use prescription sleep aids to ensure quality rest, according to a recent CDC study. But experts caution that sleeping pills aren't always effective or safe, and many think their use should be limited.<p>"If you have an insomnia disorder, you probably need to see somebody …

How to Sleep Better in 30 Days With a Plan and Advice

You've finally reached your breaking point. After another night spent tossing and turning, a morning where you struggle to get out of bed, and a day …

Sleep

What Sleep Experts Do To Get A Good Night's Rest

<i>By Corrie Pikul</i><p>These sleep experts have done the research, they’ve heard the up-all-week horror stories (as well as the surprise successes) -- so, we asked, what works for them?<p><b>Nap Proactively</b><p>The expert: W. Christopher Winter, medical director of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Sleep Medicine Center …

5 Sleep Apps To Help You Get More And Better Rest

We usually tell you to leave your phone outside the bedroom when it's time to hit the hay.<p>In a 2012 Time/Qualcomm poll, 68 percent of people ages 18 to 44 said they keep their phones next to their beds at night. Not only is there the urge to check nearby devices, there's also the light (and sounds) …

Didn't Get Enough Sleep? You Might As Well Be Drunk

The holiday weekend is long over for most of us, which means it’s back to the grind – and likely back to getting less than a desirable amount of sleep. While I’m sure most of those reading this article took advantage of the holiday weekend to catch up on sleep, by now you’ve stayed up too late – …

International Bedroom Poll Reveals How The U.S. Stacks Up When It Comes To Sleep

Every country has its own traditions, holidays, languages, nutritious breakfasts and, it turns out, sleep habits. In the "first international public opinion poll on sleep," the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has taken a closer look at just how different we are between the sheets.<p>"Although we know …