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Starting to Get Sick? Treat Your Body Like a Car

We wouldn't ignore our car's gas light for days or weeks at a time. In the very least, we wouldn't be surprised if our ignorance of the warning light resulted in our car being side-lined because we had run out of fuel. So why do we treat our most precious asset, our health, with the disregard afforded to that old clunker, hand-me-down car.
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How to Keep Energized as the Seasons Change

Were you happy to get that extra sleep with Daylight Savings Time, only to find yourself feeling sluggish for weeks after? You're not alone. Changing clocks shifts our circadian rhythm -- the principal time cue of light which sets our natural cycle for sleep. As such, not all of us adapt well. Here's a deeper look at how time changes not only impact our sleeping cycles but also our meal and activity plans.
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Kids: Go The F To Sleep Or Get An F

A recent study has concluded that children who get regular sleep perform better in school and have less behavioural problems, than those who didn't have a set bedtime. Enforcing a bedtime can be tough at the beginning, but there are ways parents can increase their chances of success.
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True Confessions of Sleep-Deprived Parents

Whoever coined the term "sleeping like a baby" clearly had no children. It is amazing how much being sleep deprived can affect one's ability to function. You assume it will be hard but you'll manage. In reality, often times managing would be an improvement. Here are some things sleep-deprived parents feel that they don't always share.
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Melatonin Can Do Much More Than Help You Sleep

There's a reason melatonin is on many doctor's must-have anti-aging list and touted by celebrities like Suzanne Somers for its powerful ability to encourage sleep and slow aging. From reducing PMS and migraines to slimming waistlines and boosting thyroid, this little magic pill does more than just put the 'beauty' back in sleep.
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8 Reasons to Get 8 Hours of Sleep

The majority of people don't realize how much better they would feel if they got an extra couple of hours of sleep. In addition to heightening your overall well-being, there are also myriad health benefits. I would like to focus on eight reasons why you should aim for eight hours of sleep a night.
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Why Sleep Loss Makes You Fat

Scientists said Tuesday they had found evidence that a lack of sleep causes changes in brain activity that lead to people feeling hungrier and craving more fattening foods. Researchers have long point...

The Nap Paradox, in Rhyme

One nap, two naps, three naps, four; Why's my newborn such a bore? Come on, wake up! It's time to play! My dear, don't sleep the day away. I know you're sleeping... But... I noticed your bedroom door...
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Five Overlooked Reasons Why You are Stressed Out

When you think of stress you may think of the acute stressors, like a deadline to get your taxes done. However some stresses are more subtle and can in many ways be detrimental to your health, and certainly not great for your health. Here are a few overlooked examples of chronic stress and some tips on what you can do about it.

Don't Skimp on Sleep

Want to look years younger? Want a beautiful complexion? Sleep. When I started doing seminars for business seven years ago, sleep became a major focus for me and what I spoke about. Weight loss needs to be the byproduct of a healthy life, then its ROI is almost immeasurable.
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Do Seals Sleep Like Humans?

TORONTO - Some new insight into the sleeping patterns of seals could help shed light on the chemicals that lull humans to slumber, researchers said Tuesday.A collaboration between scientists at the Un...

Why I Trade Sleep for Alone Time.. Even When I Desperately Need Sleep

I know some parents who can function on very little sleep and so can quite handily go to bed late and still be fine when their offspring disturb their slumber. I'm not one of them. I need sleep - the undisturbed, drool-on-the-pillow-and-wake-up-when-I'm-damn-well-ready kind. And I'm sure I don't have to tell you that I haven't had enough of that in the last four-and-a-half years.
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Tired of Looking Tired? How to Handle Puffy Eyes

If you find that you are spending more and more money for the perfect under-eye concealer, or treatments to combat puffiness in your face, you should look at the root causes. In my practice I have found that the culprit behind those dark circles and puffy eyes can range from thyroid problems to food allergies. Here are some solutions to the five most common causes.