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What do you think of when you or someone says, “I had a good night sleep”?  A good night sleep is important but can have a different meaning to different people.  Maybe a good night...

Many of us are early risers, but few of us actually enjoy waking up in the morning. If you’re tired (no pun intended) of feeling like a zombie once your alarm goes off at 7 A.M.,...

Sleeping for an uninterrupted eight hours a night is not, in fact, natural human behavior. Recently, writer Jesse Barron described in the New York Times how he accidentally fell into a pattern of “segmented sleep,” a...

When we turn in for the night, our brains are getting ready to go to work. Sleep provides our brain the time it needs to restore and recalibrate, and prepare to store new information we...

If you're suddenly covered in itchy red bumps, stress -- not allergies -- might be to blame. When your body experiences excessive stress (for either a short or long period of time) your immune system...

Women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop depression. They have a 12-13% lifetime prevalence rate for depression, meaning more than 10 million women may suffer from it each year. Although depression can occur at any...

Decades of studies have shown that those who sleep poorly are more likely to be obese—our need for sleep and calories seem deeply linked. Why that may be, however, has been difficult to understand.A new...

There’s nothing as restorative as a full night’s sleep, so when you’re not getting that, it can be the most aggravating problem to solve. To help figure it out, get a journal and...

Being stressed isn’t a fun experience. On top of the physical symptoms, stress can lead to insomnia, depression and a decrease in work production, with serious implications for your personal and professional life. To avoid letting stress consume...

Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not...

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