The Dangers of Sleeping Too Much

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Seniors who regularly slept more than eight hours per night had a 46 percent increased risk of stroke compared to those who slept between six and eight hours per night

Other health effects associated with consistently sleeping too much include depression, diabetes, weight gain, headaches, Continue reading

Lack of Sleep Can Quadruple Your Risk of Catching a Cold

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Sleeping less than six hours per night can increase your risk of catching a cold by 400 percent

Sleep deprivation and stress have the same effect on your immune system; both Continue reading

Daylight Savings Time May Cost You Extra—Both in Terms of Money and Health

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Research suggests you never fully adjust your circadian rhythm to the hour shift associated with daylight savings time (DST)

Losing an hour of sleep may increase your risk for a heart attack over the following three days, due to the compromising effect sleep deprivation has on immune function, blood pressure, and C-reactive protein

Suggestions are given for mitigating the adverse effects of the time change, Continue reading

Why 8 Hours of Sleep a Night Just Isn’t Natural

 Long after the lights go out every night, millions of Americans are lying in bed awake. Tossing and turning, their minds racing over the day’s accomplishments or tomorrow’s tasks, keeping them up well into the night. For others, it’s just blackness and frustration. As the tiredness mounts, the sleep still won’t come.

According to a 2011 poll, Continue reading