5 Things Keeping You Awake Over Christmas, Explains a Sleep Expert

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  • For the most part, Christmas is pretty good fun. But, alongside the late nights, rich party food (read: chocolate for breakfast and canapés for dinner) and flowing alcohol, come sleepless nights and exhausted mornings.
  • If you find your sleep pattern is in disarray this festive season and you struggle to get a good night’s sleep, a report by holistic sleep expert Christine Hansen might help.

What’s keeping you awake over Christmas?

For the most part, Christmas is pretty good fun. But, alongside the late nights, rich party food (read: chocolate for breakfast and canapés for dinner) and flowing alcohol, come sleepless nights and exhausted mornings.

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The 2018 Sleep Trends an Expert Wants You to Know About

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  • “Recharging your batteries with an extra-long slumber at the weekend or during a holiday is something we should embrace and enjoy. Regular sleep binges will help your body to do all the repairing it needs to do – so don’t feel guilty about having an early night, or an extra lie in.” —Dr Petra Simic, sleep expert and clinical director of Bupa Health Clinics
  • From calories to steps, modern society has taught us that counting everything will lead to a happier, healthier life. However, putting a number on how many hours of sleep we should be getting can exacerbate anxiety about not being able to get enough.

The 2018 sleep trends an expert wants you to know about

As we approach the new year, many of us will be taking a step back from the festivities to think about what it is that we really want out of 2018… And what bad habits we’ll be putting to bed along with the previous 12 months.

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The U.S. Cities Getting The Least Sleep [Infographic]

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  • Back in 2014, the CDC found that over a third of Americans aren’t getting the sleep they need. A further analysis of the factors impacting our sleep was conducted by the Tuck Sleep Foundation who ranked 150 U.S. cities to find out the best and worst places for sleep.
  • People are getting the best sleep in Colorado Springs, Sioux Falls and Boise while the worst places are Detroit, Newark and Birmingham, Alabama. The following infographic focuses on sleep patterns in a selection of America’s biggest cities.

The U.S. Cities Getting The Least Sleep [Infographic]

On average, an adult requires 7 to 8 hours sleep every night but across the United States, many people are getting far less than that. The Tuck Sleep Foundation ranked 150 U.S. cities to find out the best and worst places for sleep.

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How Your Sleeping Pattern Affects Your Ability to Stick to a Diet

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  • A good night’s sleep improves your ability to lose weight effectively, according to a new survey. As adults, it’s recommended that we get at least seven and a half hours of sleep a night — preferably heading to bed at the same time every night, too.
  • People sleeping for less than seven hours a night tended to have more chaotic eating patterns to mirror their erratic sleeping habits. Poor sleepers were more likely to snack between meals and cheat on their diets than someone getting more sleep.

This is how an erratic sleep schedule affects your ability to lose weight – and the exact time you should go to bed to get results

A new survey by Forza Supplements has linked sleep patterns to weight loss. Sleeping for at least 7.5 hours each night makes you less likely to snack. You’re also less likely to drink too much alcohol or cheat on your diet regimen. The best bedtime for weight loss is apparently 10:10pm.

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Some Sleeping Advice is Actually Wrong — What to Do Instead

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  • Poor sleep makes us miserable. Not only that, but research has shown that if we don’t get enough sleep, it can be bad for our mental health, result in poor performance and concentration, and in the long term can increase our risk of diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.

  • No matter how many times we are told about the risks of not sleeping enough, it’s still something too many of us compromise on. The following article reveals some of the mistakes you might be making, and how to rectify them.

8 common things you should never do when you’re trying to get a good sleep, according to an expert – and what to do instead

Sleep is something we are too willing to compromise on. Poor sleep can be bad for our physical health and our minds. Sometimes the things we try to do to get a better night’s sleep aren’t actually helping us. Here are some of the mistakes we are making and how to rectify them.

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Opening Windows, Doors Could Help You Sleep Better

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  • Researchers say ventilation in a room can reduce carbon dioxide levels and help you sleep more soundly. It might be as important as room temperature.

  • According to the study, published in the journal Indoor Air, about a third of an average person’s life is spent asleep, and sleep environments often have poorer ventilation rates compared to our typical living environments.

Opening Windows, Doors Could Help You Sleep Better

Open your windows and doors. A new study from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands suggests those simple steps prior to going to bed can reduce carbon dioxide levels and improve sleep quality. The study found that opening windows and doors improved ventilation and airflow in bedrooms. It improved the quality of sleep in 17 healthy participants.

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Virginia Tech Rolls Out ‘Sleep Pods’ to Refresh Sleep-Deprived Students

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  • Earlier this year, three futuristic nap pods were installed on the Virginia Tech campus. Looking a bit like space capsules, these domed recliners offer students and staff a private, comfortable place to catch some z’s. Soft music blocks out campus noise and light vibrations help the user to relax.

  • The average college student sleeps about six hours a night –120 minutes less than what is recommended, according to a University of Georgia survey. People who don’t get enough sleep are likely to be cranky and depressed; they’re also prone to getting sick more often.

Campus cat naps: Virginia Tech rolls out ‘sleep pods’ to refresh sleep-deprived students

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Naps are no longer just for the pre-K set. Performance-boosting siestas in specially designed “sleep pods” are being promoted at Google, NASA, and the Cleveland Indians. And now at Virginia Tech. Earlier this year, three futuristic nap pods were installed on the Virginia Tech campus.

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How To Tell You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

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  • It’s party season, work’s manic and you’re trying to get your Christmas shopping done/plan that NYE getaway/sort your life out in every spare waking second. Sleep (and exercise) are often the first things to go when time is at a premium – but according to experts, they’re the two things that need to stay your top priority.

  • The population data indicates that most people need between 7-9 hours’ sleep. About two per cent of the population have a short sleep gene: they can do in five hours what it takes the rest of us to do in seven to nine. Then about two per cent of the population have a long sleep gene – they need more than nine hours’ sleep.

How to get enough sleep (and what happens if you don’t)

Just ask international sleep expert and founding member of the Sleep Health Foundation, Dr Carmel Harrington. “It’s so important to know how much sleep you need,” Dr Harrington tells us. “By and large, women need more sleep than men, but will struggle to get it.”

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The 11 Foods That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

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  • People have been using food and herbs traditionally for centuries to help them nod off, from cups of hot milk to chamomile tea. Now, we’re starting to understand the reasons behind some of the foods that help calm the body and promote a restful night’s sleep.

  • Certain amino acids found in foods can help with sleep by nourishing the nervous system. One of those being closely studied right now is L-theanine, dubbed ‘the relaxation amino acid’ and found in green tea, black tea, white and matcha green teas. L-theanine is an amino acid found to enhance sleep and also help reduce anxiety in a growing number of scientific papers.

The 11 foods that will help you sleep better tonight

Rick Hay is an Australian nutritional therapist who is now based in London He is a lecturer in weight management at the College of Naturopathic Medicine His comments come after a survey last week found Brits are struggling to sleep It’s official, we don’t sleep enough.

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Sleep vs. Exercise?

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  • Sleep is important for workouts, reducing the risk of injury and allowing muscles to recover from exercise. Lack of sleep weakens the immune system, making people more likely to become sick — which means missing workouts.
  • Going to bed late, particularly if you’re using electronic devices and sitting under bright lights before bedtime, shifts the body’s circadian rhythms later. People still need around eight hours of sleep per night.

Sleep vs. Exercise?

Q. For working parents, it’s difficult to find time to exercise during the week, and early morning is often the only time slot available. Is it better for my overall health to get eight hours of sleep per night during the week but not have time to exercise, or to get six and a half to seven hours of sleep per night and fit in a morning workout?

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