Sleep Facts

Snooze News: 4 Easy Ways to Settle Your Soul

With today’s demanding work schedule, personal obligations and more, Americans rarely seem to appreciate a few moments of serenity.  In a recent article, the Huffington Post noted, “In an attempt to conquer it all, we’re always on the go, always occupied and always a step ahead.” But what if being idle were just as productive…

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, researchers say. During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a study of mice found. “It’s like a dishwasher,” says Dr. Maiken…

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Trouble Sleeping? Paint the Bedroom Blue.

People who paint their bedrooms blue get the most sleep, according to a study released in May by Travelodge. The United Kingdom-based hotel chain surveyed 2,000 men and women across the England and found that Brits who sleep in blue rooms, reported the best shut-eye patterns, banking an impressive average of 7 hours and 52…

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Want to slash your health care costs, boost your brainpower and increase your financial smarts? Get some sleep. Too little sleep can bring on costly health problems. A 2011 study by the University of California at San Diego and Harvard University concluded that men who most missed out on deep sleep were 83% more likely…

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Dream Facts & Tidbits. A Mini Series: Part 4

Did you know blind people have dreams? This is something I have always wondered, what do they dream about when mine are in full color and relied so heavily on the sense of sight? This week’s topic is a quick read about sleeping facts. See how many you knew or perhaps DIDN’T know.  1. One-third of…

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