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Sleep Does a Body Good

AARP has an article 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 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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