How All That Holiday Eating Can Affect Your Sleep

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • While most people are aware that indulging during the holidays can take a toll on the waistline, it can impact you in other ways too — like your quality of sleep.
  • Holiday eating habits along with your favorite holiday foods have the potential to negatively affect your rest.

How All That Holiday Eating Can Affect Your Sleep

From Thanksgiving feasts to New Year’s celebrations, the holiday season is all about indulgence. Whether it’s that extra piece of pumpkin pie or another round of champagne, it can be hard to resist excessively eating and drinking during the festivities.

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For Teens, A Good Mood Depends on Good Sleep

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • A new study confirms that adolescents need eight to 10 hours of sleep at night to feel their best the next day.
  • One way to help teens get enough sleep is to have school start later. Some school districts have already done this. They’ve found that the later times let kids sleep more. They also have seen fewer car accidents, higher test scores and better graduation rates.

For teens, a good mood depends on good sleep

Teens need eight to 10 hours of sleep at night to feel good and function well the next day, a new data show.

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Napping On the Job May Be a Game Changer for Our Sleep-Deprived Nation

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • Short sleeps not only are beneficial to drowsy individuals and the elderly but also are essential to public health, public safety and economic productivity.
  • In a recent study, University of Pennsylvania researchers found that a moderate nap in the afternoon coincided with improvements in people’s thinking and memory prowess and may have helped the brain perform as if it were five years younger.

Napping on the job may be a game changer for our sleep-deprived nation

President Donald Trump prides himself on getting by with just four or five hours of sleep at night, which leaves him plenty of time early in the morning to scan cable TV news and tweet before going to work. During last year’s rough-and-tumble campaign, he scoffed at “low-energy” rivals Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton for carving out nap time.

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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep When You’re Away from Home

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • Staying with family over the holidays can be stressful for a multitude of reasons, but there’s one common issue that isn’t much discussed: the uncomfortable sleeping arrangements.
  • How might we weary travelers get a good night’s rest in these non-ideal conditions? We consulted a few experts to find out.

Staying with family? Here’s how to get a better night’s sleep

Fischer also recommends that we don’t wait to feel any aches or pains before we do our stretching the morning after poor sleep. “One of the best stretches to do as soon as you wake up is cat/cow as it loosens everything up. Do it 10 times to wake up the body.”

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This Expert Has a Dire Warning About Not Getting Enough Sleep

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  • “Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death.” —Matthew Walker, sleep expert, director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science
  • Walker spoke with MarketWatch by telephone from University of California, Berkeley, where he’s a professor of neuroscience and psychology, about what people get wrong about sleep, how to get a better night’s slumber and his stance on naps.

This expert has a dire warning about not getting enough sleep

By Sleep expert Matthew Walker is not a fan of the expression “you can sleep when you’re dead.” In fact, he calls it “mortally unwise advice.” “Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death,” Walker says. He would know.

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This Sleep Disorder Will Paralyze You and Make You See Ghosts

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • Sleep paralysis is a pretty frightening yet common event affecting 7.6% of the general population, 28.3% of students, and 31.9% of psychiatric patients at least once in their life.
  • A lot of people say it feels like you’re half awake but you’re unable to speak or move, which makes you super frustrated and scared.

This sleep disorder will paralyze you and make you see ghosts

Sleep paralysis is a pretty frightening yet common event affecting 7.6% of the general population, 28.3% of students, and 31.9% of psychiatric patients at least once in their life. A lot of people say it feels like you’re half awake but you’re unable to speak or move, which makes you super frustrated and scared.

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Whatever You Think You Know About Napping, Maybe You Should Sleep On It

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • “While sleeping too much during a midday nap may be harmful to the natural circadian rhythm, 20 to 30 minutes of napping during the day will actually improve overall function throughout the day and even give you an evening boost.” —Dr. Benjamin Smarr, Sleep Research Expert (NIH) National Institutes of Health
  • Research has shown that naps can improve mood, reaction time, logical reasoning and symbol recognition.

Whatever You Think You Know About Napping. Maybe You Should Sleep On It.

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. “No day is so bad it can’t be fixed with a nap.”~Carrie Snow True or false: Napping will make it harder to get a full night’s sleep.

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Sleeping More is the Easiest Way to Stave Off Death

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • “Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death.” —Matthew Walker, Sleep Expert
  • People dramatically underestimate how much sleep is linked to all the diseases killing us. We know a lack of sleep is linked to numerous forms of cancer — bowel, prostate, breast cancer.

Sleeping more is the easiest way to stave off death

Sleep expert Matthew Walker is not a fan of the expression “you can sleep when you’re dead.” In fact, he calls it “mortally unwise advice.” “Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death,” Walker says. He would know.

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Is Sleeping With Your Phone Near You Bad? 6 Positive Changes You’ll Notice If You Don’t

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • Having your phone at your disposal is a dangerous game to play when you’re actually trying to fall asleep.
  • Sleeping with your phone near you can not only disrupt your quality of sleep, it can also potentially be a major fire hazard.

6 Changes You’ll Notice If You Keep Your Phone Away From Your Bed At Night

People have a lot of hang-ups when it comes to their sleep space. Among the many reservations are ongoing debates questioning whether or not wearing socks to bed is a hygiene issue, and if sharing the covers with your cat is such a genius idea. But t…

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‘Sleep Education’ Must Play a Role in Discussion About School Start Times

InstaSleep Reviews Team article notes:

  • California is considering a bill that would require schools to begin at 8:30 a.m. or later so that students get enough sleep.
  • Teens require eight to 10 hours of sleep a night, but current school schedules allow for about seven.

‘Sleep education’ must play a role in discussion about school start times

Do teenagers know how to sleep? If you’re the parent of a teen, you might be laughing to yourself. That’s all they know how to do. In truth, teens (and their parents) might not know enough about how to sleep, when to sleep and why.

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