The simple 4-7-8 breathing technique can help you relax and sleep better
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(Julia Landwher/ Health) — When you’re feeling stressed or having trouble sleeping, it can sometimes be difficult to get out of that headspace and calm down. But the solution may be as easy as taking deep breaths in and out in a specific rhythm.

 

A breathing technique—dubbed the 4-7-8 method—has been growing  …

Are you TikTok tired? Here’s how to stop scrolling and reclaim more Zzz’s
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(Beth Ann Meyer/ Healthline) — School bells are ringing again across the United States, which means alarm clocks are likely going off earlier, too.

But waking up may be hard to do for Gen-Zers, typically defined as people born between the years 1997 and 2012.

A new survey of more than 2,000 people from the American  …

Lack of sleep in children could lead to long-term problems with memory, intelligence
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(Tom Yun/ CTV News) — A new study has found that not getting enough sleep could have a detrimental impact on brain development for children and lead to cognitive difficulties down the road.

The study, published in peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health on Saturday, involved 8,300   …

Why sleeping in total darkness may be better for your health
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(Robby Berman/ Medical News Today) — A study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago explores the link between light exposures during sleep and health risks. The research serves as a warning for the many people living in industrialized nations where light tends to be omnipresent.

Sleeping  …

Poor sleep may hinder weight loss, study shows
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(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — According to data that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases have cited, in the United States, more than one in three adults are overweight.

The same is true for obesity — more than one in three U.S. adults live with this condition, which  …

Can’t sleep? Here are some tips to tackle pandemic-induced insomnia
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(Mouhamad Rachini/ CBC News) — Performer Veronica Antipolo’s insomnia is so bad, she’s half-considered changing her work schedule.

“I actually joked with a friend the other day. I said, ‘You know, I might as well just take a night shift somewhere because I’m just up all night,'”  …

Can a good nap make up for a bad night’s sleep?
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(Dave Yasvinski/ Healthing) — Grabbing a nap in the middle of the day won’t undo the dangers of a restless night, according to a new study that stresses the importance of sustained shuteye on cognitive function.

The research, conducted at Michigan State University’s Sleep and Learning Lab and published in the journal Sleep,  …

Insomnia and diabetes up risk of early death: study
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(Dave Yasvnski/ Healthing) — People who struggle to get a good night’s sleep are more likely to suffer an early death, particularly if they have diabetes, according to a new study.

The research, which appears in the Journal of Sleep Research, found that people with diabetes who have trouble falling or staying asleep  …

How can menopause affect sleep?
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(Daniella Pacheco/ Sleep Foundation) — Going through menopause and can’t sleep? You’re not alone. Menopause is a time of major hormonal, physical, and psychological change for women — and all that change can wreak havoc on their sleep.

On average, around 12 percent of women experience sleep complaints. As women age into  …