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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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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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 Paralysis is Linked to Stress (and Supernatural Beliefs)

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  • English folklore once dubbed such nocturnal visitations as simply “nightmares.” Today, however, the phenomenon is called sleep paralysis— or being mentally aware while falling asleep or waking up, yet totally unable to move.
  • Across multiple studies, individuals who woke up repeatedly during the night were significantly more likely to experience paralysis episodes than sound sleepers were.

Sleep Paralysis Is Linked to Stress (and Supernatural Beliefs)

Have you ever dozed off for a 30-minute nap and woken up with a demon perched on your chest, pinning you to your bed? English folklore once dubbed such nocturnal visitations as simply “nightmares.” Today, however, the phenomenon is called sleep paralysis – or being mentally aware while falling asleep or waking up, yet totally unable to move.

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Sleep Tight: Are You Ignoring One of the Pillars of Good Health?

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  • The four pillars of health and well-being are nutritious food, regular movement, stress management and getting enough quality sleep. No matter how well you eat and how regularly you exercise, chronically skimping on sleep will hurt you.
  • Weekend catch-up sleep helps — but not with the brain-function part, and some research suggests those impairments may add up over time. Plus, daytime sleepiness makes it harder to commit to regular exercise or make nutritious food choices, causing additional hits to your health.

Sleep tight: Are you ignoring one of the pillars of good health?

Skimp on sleep, and your body will make you regret it. Here are tips for a healthful sleep cycle. Share story Do you feel like hibernating this time of year, or do you find yourself skimping on sleep even when it’s dark by 4 p.m.?

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Lack of Sleep Linked to Teen Addiction

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  • Teens who do not get enough sleep are at higher risk for depression and addiction, a new study finds. Chronic sleep deprivation is common among both adults and teens and can be as easy as staying up late and waking up early for school or work.

  • Researchers said that staying up late into the night to play on cell phones and tablets has been found to affect the area of the brain that plays a role in goal-oriented actions and learning from rewards.

Lack of sleep linked to teen addiction

Chronic sleep deprivation can be as simple as staying up late and waking up early for school or work Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh studied 35 teens and found that those who were sleep deprived responded less to incentives and rewards Brain scans found decreased activity in the area

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How Sports And Sleep Science Helped Australia Reach FIFA World Cup

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  • Advancements in technology are transforming the sports science space for professional athletes and their coaches, who are utilizing groundbreaking new methods to ensure their players get an extra 1-2% edge over the competition.
  • Sleep science and eye-tracking technology are among the several programs used to improve recovery that can help injured players return to peak performance. There is an explosion of new technology that is enabling sports scientists and coaches to get more effective results out of their players and in turn deliver more successful outcomes.

Australia Reached World Cup After Wearing Light-Emitting Glasses Before Big Match

Advancements in technology are transforming the sports science space for professional athletes and their coaches, who are utilizing groundbreaking new methods to ensure their players get an extra 1-2% edge over the competition.

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The Hypnic Jerk: Why Does Your Body Twitch As You’re Falling Asleep?

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  • An estimated 60-70% of Americans regularly experience a phenomenon known as a hypnic jerk—also known as a hypnagogic jerk, or sleep start—which strikes as a person falls into a deep sleep.
  • Although there is no definite explanation for what causes hypnic jerks, people are more likely to suffer from them when they’re sleep deprived or anxious, or when they do sleep-impairing habits before going to bed, like drinking caffeine or doing exercise close to bedtime.

Why Does Your Body Twitch As You’re Falling Asleep?

Here’s what you need to know about hypnic jerks (aka hypnagogic jerks), which strike as a person falls into a deep sleep.

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The Worst Thing People Do to Wake Up in the Morning — According to a Sleep Scientist

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  • Sleep scientist Dr. Daniel Barone (neurologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital and assistant professor of neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College), reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning.
  • When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released. And it feels nice to fall back asleep. The problem though is that when you wake up 15 minutes later or 10 minutes later, your brain is essentially confused.

The worst thing people do to wake up in the morning – according to a sleep scientist

A sleep scientist reveals the first mistake we make when we wake up in the morning. Following is a transcript of the video. Daniel Barone: When you wake up and then hit the snooze button and go back to sleep, it feels good because serotonin gets released.

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Time Poverty Wreaks Havoc on Sleep for Low-Income Americans

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  • Researchers have found a consistent relationship between life stresses, lower socio-economic status, and insufficient sleep.
  • Those who sleep less than the recommended seven to eight hours a night have higher rates of chronic conditions like obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. They are more likely to be victims of auto or industrial accidents. Insufficient sleep also leads to lower work productivity and less innovation.

Another Growing Divide Between Rich and Poor? Sleep.

Francine Almash is a 46-year-old single mother of three boys living in a cramped Brooklyn apartment. She works freelance as a copy editor and is also in school pursuing her education degree. Full as her life is, it is perennially deficient in one area: sleep.

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