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Stop COVID-somnia with the Astronaut Sleep Solution

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Sleep Health

Coronavirus has not only caused the COVID-19 pandemic, it has spawned an epidemic of sleeplessness.

“Almost every single patient I’m speaking with has insomnia,” said Dr. Alon Y. Avidan. He is a UCLA neurology professor who specializes in sleep problems. “With COVID-19 we have an epidemic of insomnia. We call it COVID-somnia.”[1]

It’s not only the stress of coronavirus that is keeping people awake.… Read More

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Get a Better Night’s Sleep With Flower Power

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Sleep Health

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.… Read More

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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

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.… Read More

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The ‘Goldilocks Factor’ Stops Heart Attacks

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Disease, Sleep Health

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.… Read More

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Don’t Let Insomnia Wreck Your Heart

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Sleep Health

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.… Read More