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Improve your sleep with these 5 easy tips

By PF Loui(NaturalNews) Sleep consumes around one-third of our lives. At least it should if you wish to be healthy with a strong immune system. But sleep is not just time in bed. The quality of sleep is very important.

Studies at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, Florida, and Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, used brain wave analysis to determine the five stages of sleep and their relative importance.

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Tough time falling asleep? According to the American Psychiatric Association, most people are unable to obtain proper levels of sleep, which impacts mental and physical health. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation says that insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, one that affects almost 60 percent of people in the U.S.

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Poor sleep isn't only a nuisance, it's also dangerous for health. Currently, over 50 million Americans suffer from the condition, with women three times more susceptible than men. When we are sleep deprived, the risk of diabetes, depression and cardiovascular disease increase, immunity falters and our waistlines expand. As anyone who has suffered from insomnia knows, lack of decent shut-eye creates mayhem in personal and professional lives, while also jeopardizing ultimate well-being.

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.

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.