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(NaturalNews) Millions of Americans have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, resulting in excessive fatigue and even more serious consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): “Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression…it is also responsible for motor vehicle and […]

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When you shop for a good supplement you expect a clean product right?  Think again.  In a recent study completed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on 40 major herbal dietary supplement products tested showed 37 contained trace amounts of at least 1 potentially hazardous contaminant (such as lead, mercury, or arsenic), although none of them in amounts […]

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By Rachel Stockton
No one can dispute the restorative value of sleep, but not only is a lack of sleep detrimental, so is getting too much of it. In fact, studies have conclusively shown a link between long and short sleep duration and both diabetes and hypertension.
Now, a new study conducted by the West Virginia school […]

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Have you ever wondered what makes the Mediterranean diet so healthy? The answer, according to scientists, is melatonin, writes Roger Dobson.
The hormone, which is secreted at night by the pineal gland in the brain, has now been found in plants and foods that are central to a diet linked to low levels of cancer, heart […]

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Post image for Lack of Sleep Triggers ‘Migraine’ Proteins

By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD
New Research Helps Explain Why Sleep Deprivation Triggers Migraines, Other Chronic Pain Conditions
Not getting enough sleep or having poor sleep habits can trigger migraines or cause occasional migraines to become frequent. Now new research may help explain the biological links between sleep and headache pain.
Pain researchers from Missouri State University […]

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(HealthDay News) — Sticking to a regular bedtime and getting enough sleep may help young children score higher on tests of development, a new study suggests.
Kids who had a consistent bedtime at the age of 4 scored higher on a number of tests, including some that measured literacy and math abilities. Earlier bedtimes and parental […]

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