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Get a Better Night’s Sleep With Flower Power

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you slept poorly last night, you’re not alone.

About a third of Americans say they often have difficulty sleeping. This makes insomnia one of the nation’s most prevalent health problems.[1]

Insomnia is not a matter of just feeling tired the next day. It increases your risk for a wide range of serious conditions, including stroke, weakened immunity, inflammation, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and depression.

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The Surprising Thing Keeping You Awake at Night

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Most of us think we know what causes insomnia…

Too much caffeine…stress…jet lag…using a computer at night…napping too much. 

A new study shows that there is another powerful factor that drives sleeplessness.

The research comes from the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Investigators analyzed records from 50,000 participants in a women’s health study. They compared rates of insomnia with data on diet.

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The ‘Goldilocks Factor’ Stops Heart Attacks

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Disease, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Most of us think we know the things that lead to a heart attack…

They include lack of exercise, a bad diet, obesity, smoking, genetics, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes. 

But a new study shows that another factor may be just as important as any of these. 

The research was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Don’t Let Insomnia Wreck Your Heart

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

You toss and turn at night knowing exactly what you’ll be facing when the sun comes up… A day of fatigue, grumpiness, and poor productivity. It’ll be a struggle to get through the day. 

And then when it’s all over, you’ll try again, hoping that sleep will come the next night.

It might.

Or it might not. 

This pattern is so frustrating.

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Simple Trick to Fall Asleep Fast

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

About 30% of Americans are plagued by sleep problems.

They may have difficulty falling asleep. Some awaken too early and can’t get back to sleep. Frustration sets in when the problem repeats itself night after night.

Little wonder that so many people resort to sleeping pills. But study after study shows they aren’t a good solution. They work only in the short term, if at all.

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New Scientific Evidence Proves Cannabis Relieves Pain and Insomnia

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Pain Relief, Sleep Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Many seniors swear by cannabis or CBD for easing chronic pain and insomnia. But up until recently, there was little scientific evidence that cannabis products worked for these conditions.

A major new study changes that.

The study was published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. Researchers analyzed a survey of 1,000 people who take medical marijuana.[i]

Of the subjects who took cannabis for pain relief:

  • 80% rated it as “very or extremely helpful.”
  • 82% were able to reduce or stop taking over-the-counter pain medications.
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