sleep health

Stress: A feeling of control may limit its negative effects

Researchers conducted a study on rats and revealed that the possibility of controlling the source of stress may be key to reducing its impact. Everybody experiences stress at some point in their lives. Sometimes, stress can be a positive force and lead to positive outcomes. However, when it becomes chronic, it might produce a range health complaints. These may include headaches, muscle tension, chest pain, gastrointestinal issues, insomnia, and mental health conditions. Full story at Medical News Today

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It’s not just for kids — even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime

DURHAM, N.C. — Sufficient sleep has been proven to help keep the body healthy and the mind sharp. But it’s not just an issue of logging at least seven hours of Z’s. A new study on sleep patterns suggests that a regular bedtime and wake time are just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults. In a study of 1,978 older adults publishing Sept. 21 in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers at Duke…

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