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How Much Sleep Should You Get to Keep Your Memory Sharp?

We all know getting too little sleep isn’t good for us, but did you know getting too much shuteye can make your memory worse, too?

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Can Your Race Affect How Much You Sleep?

Not getting enough sleep has been increasingly associated with a higher risk of chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers.

Even worse, new research seems to indicate that how much we sleep could be linked to our ethnicity.

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Go On and Sleep — It Won’t Make You Fat

Previous research (and common sense) indicated that getting too much or too little sleep was bad for the body and weight. It is generally accepted by researchers that oversleeping contributes to obesity, as it leaves little time for exercise and body functions.

That may not actually be the case, however.

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How Much Sleep You Get Can Have a Major Impact on Your Heart’s Health

Most of us know our diets play a big part in heart health, but did you know the amount of sleep you get can have an impact, too?

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Do You Sleep with a Teddy Bear? — Survey of the Day

Forget about a clear conscious or sleeping pills — according to a new survey, the best way to get a good night rest is a teddy bear.

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Need an Energy Boost? Skip the Coffee, Take a Nap — Health Check

If you find yourself dragging in the middle of the day, don’t reach for the coffee pot — reach for a pillow instead. Experts say naps may be a good way to make up for the sleep deficit many of us have from not getting enough shut-eye at night.

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Jenny Kristina Nilsson, Flickr
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Loneliness Can Literally Make You Lose Sleep

A new study shows that being lonely can have an effect on how well you sleep. The research concluded that people who feel lonely are more likely to wake up during the night and experience fragmented sleep.

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Trouble Sleeping Could Mean Higher Risk of Heart Attack

If you have trouble falling asleep, you may be at a higher risk of having a heart attack, according to a recent study of people with insomnia.

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