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The Big Business of Falling Asleep


The 2013 Rx Sleep Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Targeted Medical Pharma, found the vast majority of Americans don’t get enough sleep. The telephone survey was conducted by Harris between April 25 and 28 among 1,008 U.S. adults 18 years of age and older. Results were weighted for age, sex, geographic region and race when necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
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Brain's 'Clock' Disrupted in Depressed People


Disrupted sleep is so commonly a symptom of depression that some of the first things doctors look for in diagnosing depression are insomnia and excessive sleeping. Now, however, scientists have observed for the first time a dysfunctional body clock in the brains of people with depression.

Sleep better and conquer insomnia with these 10 home remedies from your favorite foods


Insomnia is caused by a wide range of ailments, such as joint and muscle pain, restless legs, anxiety, fear, acid reflux, and pain from chronic disease. Something as common as drinking too much coffee late in the day, or staying up too late and getting a second wind can contribute to sleeplessness. Easy-to-make home remedies from foods in your pantry or fridge may be just the solution you're looking for to help you fall asleep and get back to sleep if you awaken during the night.

Common Sleep Mistakes Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health, and Increase Risk of Migraines and Dementia


Sleep is such an important part of your overall health that no amount of healthful food and exercise can counteract the ill effects of poor sleeping habits. Researchers have linked poor sleep to a number of health ailments, from short-term memory loss and behavioral problems, to weight gain and diabetes, for example.