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Sleep Does a Body Good

Posted By Alejandra Owens On April 3, 2009 @ 3:00 pm In Personal Health | No Comments

AARP has an article [1]with tips on how to get a good night’s sleep – after all, studies are showing that getting better sleep means better health. This is important especially these days; too many folks are losing sleep from being stressed about the economy. They talk about the range of health issues that can arise or be worsened by a lack of sleep, as well as ways to ensure you get 7-8 hours per night. Here are a few tips (with details in the article):

  • Get a checkup
  • Avoid sleep aids
  • Practice stress management
  • Nix the nightcap
  • Time your naps

But speaking of naps, new research has [2]also shown that women who take long naps every day have a larger risk of death. Interesting how nighttime sleep is good for you, but sleeping during the day can be bad. What would make sense is what the AARP piece said – that too much napping can effect the amount nighttime sleep, or just indicate a larger health problem.


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[1] AARP has an article : http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourhealth/healthyliving/articles/new_research_links_good_sleep_to_good_health.html

[2] new research has : http://www.forbes.com/feeds/hscout/2009/04/02/hscout624809.html

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