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One More Reason to Eat a Balanced Healthy Diet!

As though there aren’t enough reasons to eat a healthy balanced diet, researchers have come up with one more-Vitamin B6.  A study just published in the Journal of Nutrition shows a strong association between chronic inflammation and Vitamin B6; those … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n…..

Sleep! We have all had those times when we are in a hammock or rocking chair and, with it gently swaying, have quickly fallen asleep. It is that same rocking motion that puts our babies to sleep. Researchers have been … Continue reading

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New Research Shift Workers Should Be Aware of…….

Read on if you are interested in identifying whether you might have heart disease, learn about a possible new way to treat sleep apnea, or hear more about sleep disorders Continue reading

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Beware of the Brownies!

Baked World markets a brownie called Lazy Larry; they are filled with melatonin, a naturally occurring compound often used to treat sleep disorders. Continue reading

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IS SNORING…….

Snoring may indicate a more serious health condition, such as sleep apnea where your airways are so obstructed that you stop or nearly stop breathing as you sleep.

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It’s Time to Think about Seasonal Affective Disorder Again

seasonal affective disorder affects 6% of people. If you apply the six degrees of kevin bacon concept to this many more are impacted. Continue reading

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A Primer of Sleep Disorders for Shift Workers

The DSM is being rewritten with the new DSM-5 expected to be published in 2013. There are many new proposals regarding sleep disorders in the new version of the encyclopedia of psychiatric disorders. Many shift workers are impacted by sleep disorders. Continue reading

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2010 Sleep in America Poll Released!

The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has just released the 1st poll to examine sleep among four ethnic groups in the United States: Asians, Blacks/African Americans, Hispanics and Whites-the 2010 Sleep in America Poll. Although significant differences in the sleep habits … Continue reading

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New Shift Work Information on Weight Loss and Apnea, Craving a Smoke, and the Combined Effects of Caffeine and Alcohol

A dramatic weight loss can improve moderate to severe sleep apnea in obese men. Craving a cigarette while performing a cognitive task increases the chances of a person’s mind wandering and they don’t even realize it is happening. Drinking a cup of coffee may actually make it harder for people to realize they’re drunk. Continue reading

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The Problem of Migraines and Shift Work

One major factor in the development of migraines is lack of sleep. Migraine headaches are associated with more than double the likelihood of the most common kind of stroke – those occurring when blood supply to the brain is suddenly cut off by the buildup of plaque or a blood clot.
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Serotonin, the Happiness Holy Grail

Shift workers have less serotonin that day-time workers so their sleep, appetite, mood, body temperature are impacted. Continue reading

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