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The Art of Napping (INFOGRAPHIC)

It may surprise you that humans are the only mammals to limit sleep to one period of time per day. That said, most of us would benefit from grabbing a nap during the day. Here are some tips to mastering the art of napping and getting the most out of your afternoon siesta.   click to enlarge
Martin Reed

Understanding Normal Sleep

If you are dealing with insomnia or any other type of sleep disorder, you may wish that you could just sleep normally. But, what is normal sleep?   Normal sleep is the ability to fall asleep within a few minutes up to 30 minutes once you are in bed – and staying asleep. Normal sleep also involves going through four stages of sleep.... Read moreChevron
posted 06/04/2014, comments (0)|
Martin Reed

How to Fix Your Sleep Cycle

If you suffer from insomnia, your body’s sleep and wake cycle may be to blame. And if underlying medical conditions are causing this problem, there are things you can do to help regulate your inner body rhythm. These natural remedies may be a big help in getting your body’s cycle back on track.   The first thing to... Read moreChevron
posted 05/01/2014, comments (0)|
Martin Reed

Foods That Promote Sleep and Help Fight Insomnia

If you are having trouble going to sleep or you can't seem to sleep straight through the night, take a look at your diet. Just as there are foods that can keep you awake, there are foods that can promote sleep and reduce the effects of insomnia.   Here are a few to get you started:   Fish   Fish, such as salmon, tuna, cod and... Read moreChevron
posted 04/02/2014, comments (0)|
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I am the Web Producer for HealthCentral's Allergy, Asthma, Cold & Flu, COPD, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Skin Care, Skin Cancer and Sleep Disorders sites.

Brain scans for headaches cost $1 billion a year

About one in eight patients with migraine or headache receives a brain scan, adding up to $1 billion annual cost, according to new research from the University of Michigan.   The rate of brain scans for migraine or headache pain is increasing, despite specific guidelines discouraging physicians from this practice. Between 2007 and 2010, 51.1... Read moreChevron
posted 03/26/2014, comments (0)|

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