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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Eating chocolate makes you happy because it contains phenylephylamine – the same hormone the brain triggers when you fall in love. Not having enough sleep per day leads to a desire for sex, depression and alcoholism. Stomach rumblings are caused by air moving through your digestive tract and doesn’t always mean you are hungry. Soda is so corrosive that without a liner, the liquid would eat through the aluminum can after three days. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact…

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10 Former Insomniacs Share the Trick That Finally Worked for Them

10 Former Insomniacs Share the Trick That Finally Worked for Them

There are almost as many insomnia treatments as there are insomniacs. Here’s what some now well-rested folks did to overcome those sleepless nights. Listen to your inner cave man Former attorney and current health coach, Jeff Hughes, had insomnia for most of his life. It started when he was a child, and lasted well into his 30s—that was 25 years, and a lot of trial-and-error insomnia fixes ago. “How did I move beyond it? Unfortunately, there was no quick fix….

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Hitting snooze on your alarm can make you more tired than if you had gotten up right away. We are subconsciously more attracted to people who have the same taste in music as we do. Warm colors such as yellow, orange and red make you hungry – Which is why many fast food restaurants are yellow, orange and red. Couples who spend at least 10 minutes a day laughing together are more likely to have a stronger relationship. Happy Friday!…

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What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

If you’re tossing and turning every night, there’s some bad news. Your brain could be in big trouble! And you thought getting your recommended seven to nine hours of zzz’s was the only thing you needed to worry about. Oddly enough, there are some pretty scary side effects to sleep loss, all around. (By the way, getting too much sleep could be bad for your health, too.) A study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, investigated how the brain responds…

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How To Sleep Well: Fill Your Life With Purpose, Study Says

How To Sleep Well: Fill Your Life With Purpose, Study Says

Though we may constantly feel tired, sleeping isn’t always easy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 found that one in three Americans doesn’t get enough sleep. This can lead to a host of health problems, and more and more Americans are resorting to sleeping pills to ensure they’re able to get a good night’s rest. The American College of Physicians has recommended against using prescription drugs to treat insomnia, if possible, and now there may be hope…

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Skimping On Sleep In Childhood Could Speed Up Cellular Aging

Skimping On Sleep In Childhood Could Speed Up Cellular Aging

New U.S. research has found that children who sleep less appear to age faster at the cellular level – a process which can have a negative effect on health later in life. Previous smaller studies on adults have already suggested that sleep might be linked to a shortening of telomeres – the protective “caps” at the end of our chromosomes. Telomeres naturally get shorter as we age, every time our cells divide. However, certain lifestyle factors such as lack of…

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Combo Of Sleep Apnea And Insomnia Linked To Depression In Men

Combo Of Sleep Apnea And Insomnia Linked To Depression In Men

Men with both obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are much more likely to have depression symptoms compared to men with either sleep disorder alone, suggests a recent Australian study. The depression symptoms also seem to be worse for men who have both apnea and insomnia compared to men with depression but without this combination of sleep problems, the authors report in the journal Respirology. “Obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia are the two most common sleep disorders and can occur together…

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The Best Health Advice Ever

The Best Health Advice Ever

Keeping your mind and body in tip-top shape is essential for living your best life. It’s difficult to attain success when you’re dragging yourself through the day, feeling stressed out, anxious, and generally unwell. That’s why you need to make yourself a priority. Focusing on your wellness is not selfish, it’s necessary for you to be able to give your best self to others. The Cheat Sheet spoke with six leading health experts about the best health advice they’ve ever…

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Sleeping-In On Weekends Linked To Lower Body Weight

Sleeping-In On Weekends Linked To Lower Body Weight

Catching up on lost sleep over weekends may help people keep their weight down, according to a study in South Korea. Not getting enough sleep can disrupt hormones and metabolism and is known to increase the risk of obesity, researchers write in the journal Sleep. “Short sleep, usually causing sleep debt, is common and inevitable in many cases, and is a risk factor for obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, as well as mortality,” lead author Dr. Chang-Ho Yun of the…

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Can’t Sleep? Here Are Some Easy Ways To Get A Better Night’s Rest, According To Science

Can’t Sleep? Here Are Some Easy Ways To Get A Better Night’s Rest, According To Science

Some studies suggest that not sleeping enough is just as damaging to our health as smoking, and that getting less than six hours could lead to medical issues and — even worse — shave years off your life span. “People often say you can sleep when you’re dead, and I say that’s true, but you’ll be dead a lot sooner if you don’t sleep right now,” said Lisa Metzer, a doctor and associate professor of pediatrics at National Jewish Health….

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