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Can’t Sleep? Here’s How  to Beat Insomnia

Can’t Sleep? Here’s How to Beat Insomnia

Insomnia is now at epidemic levels. Up to half of Americans suffer from at least one of the four cardinal insomnia symptoms:

Difficulty falling asleep
Inability to stay asleep
Waking up in the early morning
Experiencing nonrestorative sleep

Almost a quarter of the U.S. population meets the strict diagnostic criteria for insomnia disorder, in which

Think Natural: Cures for Insomnia

Think Natural: Cures for Insomnia

Are you among those who count sheep until the wee hours of the morning, trying unsuccessfully to drift off to sleep? You’re not alone. Insomnia affects about 30 percent of the general population and almost half of adults over age 60. Fortunately, there are a number of natural cures for

6. Other Sleep Stealers

Plenty of other factors can disrupt sleep. Traveling across time zones, environmental factors, chronic pain, the effects of illnesses and the medications used to treat them, and even taking it easy in your retirement are some of them. In many cases, simple steps can help restore restful sleep.
Sleep Phase Problems
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2. Why You Don’t Sleep Like You Used To

Most experts agree that most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night to maintain their health. Unfortunately, many older adults have problems falling asleep, staying asleep or getting quality sleep. Sleep becomes more fragmented as we age, and we’re more easily roused—two factors that often prevent us

1. What is Sleep, and Why Do We Need It?

When we’re asleep, our conscious mind is closed to the outside world. Sounds, smells, and physical sensations have limited access to our central nervous system. In the lightest stages of sleep, those aspects of the real world can intrude and awaken us briefly, but in deep sleep we’re not easily

8. Helping Yourself

This is an exciting time for Alzheimer’s drug development, but that doesn’t mean you should sit back and wait until new drugs become available. Take proactive steps today to preserve your memory and prevent dementia. There is good evidence that just by making better choices each day, like eating right,

6. Depression in Children

All children get sad from time to time. Often they seem to respond dramatically to the slightest frustration, like losing a toy or not getting their favorite dessert. Yet for some children, low or disrupted mood is an everyday occurrence. About five percent of children and adolescents are depressed at

Beating the Mental Effects of Illness

In many individuals, a serious illness is more than a challenge to the body—it’s also a major challenge to the brain. A health crisis may trigger feelings of depression and anxiety, or lead to cognitive symptoms such as confusion and problems with memory, decision-making and attention. These mental effects can

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