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Less Sleep, Poor Food Choices

Sleep deprivation may lead to food cravings, especially less healthy food, compared with normal sleep, research suggests. A study of 32 healthy, young, nonsmoking men of normal weight had a night of normal sleep at home and a sleepless night in a laboratory, after the same dinner both nights. When

4. Battling Insomnia

Although insomnia is a common problem—literally, thousands of people suffer from it—not everyone experiences the same type of insomnia.
The National Sleep Foundation identifies two primary categories of insomnia:

Short-term (acute) insomnia lasts a few nights and can be caused by worry, stress, grief, or another situation that affects us temporarily.
Long-term (chronic)

2. Aging’s Effects on Sleep

If you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or don’t wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, you’re not alone. As we age, sleep patterns become more fragmented and we wake up more easily—two factors that often prevent us from getting a good seven to nine hours of sleep each

1. Sleep Is Our Body’s Chance for Routine Maintenance

Although our conscious mind is closed to the outside world when we sleep, the rest of our body is not at rest. If you think of the body as a machine, sleep puts it in “idle” mode so that repairs can be made. Hundreds of biological processes continue: The heart

Can I Catch Up on Sleep?

Can I Catch Up on Sleep?

Whether you’re working nights or binge-watching Game of Thrones, skimping on sleep is bad for your health. The consequences of sleep deprivation extend far beyond midday yawns and drooping eyelids (think diabetes and stroke). No wonder so many people are asking, “How can I catch up on sleep?”

Should you aim

What’s Ailing You? We’re All Ears

What’s Ailing You? We’re All Ears

At University Health News, we believe sound health information can empower people and even relieve symptoms—if knowledge leads to reduced stress and anxiety. Knowing more just makes us feel better. When you read about, ask about, and understand what’s ailing you, you may be helping yourself more than you know.

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Chronic Fatigue Symptoms, Risks, and Causes

Chronic Fatigue Symptoms, Risks, and Causes

Day after day, you find yourself struggling to overcome exhaustion, find energy, maintain a steady effort at work, maybe even to stay awake. If you can relate, then you may be battling what’s known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).

What exactly is CFS? It’s debilitating disorder involving unyielding fatigue that doesn’t

4. Insomnia

“To sleep, perchance to dream,” was the desire of Prince Hamlet in Shakespeare’s drama. It’s also the desire of thousands of insomnia suffers, who can’t get a normal night’s sleep for a variety of reasons.
The National Sleep Foundation identifies two primary categories of insomnia:

Short-term (acute) insomnia lasts a few nights

2. Why You Don’t Sleep Like You Used To

Most experts agree that 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 from

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