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  • Sleep Trivia: Five Unusual Slumber Stats

    Do you think sleep is all shut eye, no excitement? Think again: It's time for sleep trivia. Q. How many hours of sleep does Mariah Carey require before a performance? A. 15 hours Q. What percentage of the population sleep walks? A. 15 percent Q. How many hours of sleep...
  • Sleep Deprivation Causes Weight Gain, Wrinkles

    Whether we choose to act on it or not, we all know sleep is integral to good health. But did you know its benefits extend beyond the "usuals" (longevity, heart health, reduced Alzheimer’s risk, etc.)? Sleep can - and does - directly affect your appearance. If you skimp on sleep...
  • Three Resources to Revamp your Sleep

    Are you in need of a sleep makeover? If you’re sleep deprived like 40 percent of the U.S. population, the answer should be yes. To revamp up your sleep regimen, consider one of our three favorite sleep resources: Sleepyti.me: This bedtime calculator determines the best time for you to go...
  • 10 Worst Cities for Allergies Span Midwest and South

    It’s officially spring, and that has 45 million allergy sufferers across the country in fear of the dreaded allergen pollen. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its annual study of the worst allergy cities, and its findings show those in the Midwest and South have an especially...
  • Get REM-Fit: Become a Wake-Up Champion Today

    Runners, Crossfitters, walkers, athletes and exercisers of all sorts can now unite as part of REM-Fit’s “Wake-Up Champion” team. The team of “Wake-Up” Champions will receive fitness tips and motivation as well as exclusive access to future product samples. And, the first 20 members to register will receive a REM-Fit...
  • To Nap or Not to Nap?

    Is napping part of your nature? While midday sleeping may be frowned upon or viewed as lazy, the National Sleep Foundation reports that a short nap of 20 to 30 minutes may be beneficial. A quality nap can improve mood, alertness and performance. To make the most of naptime, the...
  • Three Apps for a Sounder Sleep

    From fitness to finances, smartphone users have apps for every part of life. Sleep is another area where smartphone apps can be particularly useful – and the Irish Times agrees. This week, it published a list of must-have sleep apps to help readers get a better night’s rest. Some of...
  • Evening Workouts Don’t Disrupt Sleep

    Do you avoid evening workouts to ensure your sleep schedule isn’t disrupted? Fear not, and say goodbye to those excuses. According to new research from the National Sleep Foundation, nighttime exercise isn’t so bad after all. Overall, morning exercisers reported getting the best sleep on average, but those who exercise...
  • Babies Should Sleep in Cribs, not Parents’ Beds, for Safety

    While the idea of sleeping with your baby may be appealing, it’s extremely dangerous. Buffalo News reports that six babies died in Erie County during January, several after being smothered by a sleeping adult. Parents should also avoid bundling babies, as the blankets can block airways and cause suffocation. According...
  • Wake Up Refreshed with Morning Stretching

    Do you want to wake up refreshed and ready for the day? Make sure to incorporate stretching into your morning routine. According to Livestrong.com, stretching increases flexibility and range of motion in muscles and joints while improving circulation and relieving tension. For those with limited time in the morning, try...

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