Sleep Joins Revamped List of Heart Health Essentials

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Proper sleep is essential, and a widely used scoring system for heart and brain health is being redefined to reflect that. Since 2010, the American Heart Association has said seven modifiable components – maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, being physically active, eating a healthy diet and controlling blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar – […]

Sleep Throughout the Lifespan: When You Get Best, Worst Slumber

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Americans are night owls at age 20, get the least sleep at 40, and then finally get more shut-eye after retirement. Those are among the key takeaways from a study that looked at the sleep patterns of Americans of all ages. In short, teenagers and young adults often fall asleep after midnight, while folks in […]

Scientists Calculate Perfect Amount of Sleep for Folks Over 40

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Are you over 40 and wonder what the magic amount of sleep every night might be? A new study arrives at an answer. It turns out that seven hours of sleep a night may be the ideal amount for keeping your brain in good health if you’re middle-aged or older. “Getting a good night’s sleep is important […]

How a Lack of Sleep Can Widen Your Waistline

People who choose to skip sleep to study, work or play late into the night may find they’ve extended not just their waking hours but also their tummies. A small new study found that the basic problem sources back to the fact that people who don’t get enough sleep tend to eat more. Even worse, all those […]