Is Sleep Deprivation the Next Tobacco?

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Is Sleep Deprivation the Next Tobacco?

 

By. David Laramie, PhD

For decades, medical science overlooked the considerable damage associated with smoking cigarettes, and it is hard to comprehend that physicians ever condoned smoking and overlooked its harm. Similarly, medical science is now rushing to highlight another long-overlooked risk factor – sleep deprivation. Poor sleep can worsen inflammation and increases the risk of high blood pressure, obesity, depression, and some cancers. In the short term, insufficient sleep can impair memory, attention, and executive function. There is even ...

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How 12 simple environmental changes can help you sleep.

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How 12 simple environmental changes can help you sleep.

For many, sleep does not come easy. We are often stressed, over-worked and are running continuous to-do lists in our minds. More often then not, the 12 o’clock hours sneaks up on us and we begin counting the hours of sleep we could catch if we could just fall asleep right now.

A great deal of the problem is stress, but did you know that the our environment can also have an impact on our ability to fall asleep? Sleep environmentalist, ...

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