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by Editorial Team May 20th, 2013 | Sleep
Between the ages of 30 and 60 the incidence of snoring jumps from 20% in men and 5% in women to 60% of men and 40% of women.

When the soft palate, uvula, tongue, tonsils and /or muscles in the back of the throat rub against each other they generate the vibrating sound of snoring during sleep.

This is an anatomical problem and those who are obese have bulky neck tissue which increases the risk of snoring. Losing 10% of ones weight can help this anatomical problem. The number one cause of snoring is obesity.

If that breathing area is suppressed by
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Melatonin for SAD

by Jane Wangersky November 29th, 2010 | Medication, Mental Health, Sleep
As most people are aware, Seasonal Affective Disorder (fittingly shortened to SAD) is a depressive illness, caused by lack of sunlight, that strikes in winter and can be treated by light therapy. However, light therapy is not a cure-all -- at least not on its own. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that nearly half of all SAD sufferers don't respond to light therapy alone. These people may be helped by antidepressants or psychotherapy, with or without light therapy.

There's also a more natural, less expensive treatment that can help -- the hormone melatonin. This is secreted
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College Health

by Kendall Ryan September 13th, 2010 | Diet, Exercise, Sleep
College is a time for adjustment for your mind and body. It is hard to get used to such a big change but something you must be most conscious of is your health. Here are some guidelines to keep you healthy this year:

  • Eat healthy. Try to each a lot of fruits and vegetables and minimize the carbs. Carbs are easier and faster to eat on the go but a lot worse for you! Pizza is fast but loaded with oils and fat from the cheeses. Although a healthier diet may be a tad more expensive, you have to allocate
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That Freshman 15

by Bea September 6th, 2010 | Diet, Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep
College... it is the time for new beginnings and reinventing one's being. It can be pretty exciting, but also stressful for most students. They want to try new things and are eager to dive into their new environment. This environment includes new classes, new sights, new friends, and unfortunately (for the most part), a new wardrobe. Why? Well, it is because you just cannot seem to get that very last button put in place on those shirts anymore or the button on your jeans might take a lot of sucking in of your stomach in order to get the
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Children & Sleep

by MPK March 3rd, 2010 | Children's Health, Sleep
No matter how old your children are, there is a good chance that, as a parent, you wonder if they are getting enough sleep.  From the early days of multiple naps and nighttime wakings to the late nights of teen years, you debate how much sleep is needed.  And, once your child can communicate with you, he may debate whether he wants a nap or wants to go to bed at the scheduled time.

According to the Mayo Clinic web site, there are general guidelines for the amount of sleep required, based on age.  Dr. Kenneth Berge recommends the
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