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Jasmine Rice with Garlic, Cilantro and Ginger

by Everyday Sleep | October 14, 2013

Jasmine rice ranks high on the glycemic index, meaning the body digests it slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the bloodstream. A 2007 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming jasmine rice four hours before bedtime cut the amount of time it took to fall asleep in half when compared with eating a high-glycemic-index…

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8 Factors That Increase Your Sleep Apnea Risk

by Everyday Sleep | October 10, 2013

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea and occurs when the flow of air pauses or decreases during breathing while you are asleep because the airway has become narrowed, blocked, or floppy.  Left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea may lead to or worsen heart disease, including heart arrhythmias, heart failure, high blood pressure…

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Too Much Sleep Is Bad For Your Health

by Everyday Sleep | October 4, 2013

It’s well know that getting too little sleep can cause all sorts of health problems from weight gain to diabetes.  But that doesn’t mean sleeping longer is good for you either. According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who sleep 10 or more hours are more likely to have coronary…

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Sleep Plays A Roll In Smarter Money Decisions

by Everyday Sleep | September 25, 2013

Forbes Magazine has compiled six tricks to make smarter money decisions.  Their article is based on a series of conversations with panelists at a WIE Symposium that took place in New York this weekend. WIE stands for “Women, Inspiration and Enterprise”. Not surprisingly, sleep made their list. They say: Are you making decisions after an all-nighter or a…

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What If You Stopped Sleeping?

by Everyday Sleep | September 23, 2013

Ever wonder what would happen if you stopped sleeping? Check out this video from ASAP Science on the health effects of sleep deprivation: Source: YouTube Image Credit: Google Images

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VIDEO: The Sleep And Creativity Challenge

by Everyday Sleep | September 20, 2013

We all know that getting more sleep is beneficial to our health, but it could also make us more creative. WellCast challenges you to take the Sleep and Creativity challenge: If you have taken the challenge, comment here and let us know what bright ideas you came up with! Source: YouTube Image Credit: Google Images

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Sleep Genius Baby

by Everyday Sleep | September 19, 2013

Every parent is looking for a way to get their baby to sleep better and longer.  If you’re not, then you’re the lucky one! We previously wrote about Sleep Genius, an app that helps its users fall asleep using exclusive sleep algorithms and scientifically composed music to ease the brain into natural sleep rhythms. Now, the…

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ZizZ: The Intelligent Sleeping Mask

by Everyday Sleep | September 17, 2013

We all strive to be more efficient. But is it possible to sleep more efficiently? According to the makers of ZizZ sleeping masks, it is. During TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013, a Warsaw-based startup called IQ Intelclinic recently showed off an intelligent sleeping mask that uses sensors to monitor the wearers’ sleep cycles, including REM and non-REM sleep, in order…

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