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Too MUCH sleep could KILL YOU: More than eight hours a night can double risk of stroke

By DAVID PILDITCH: Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that having a lie-in on a regular basis may be fatal.

The academics discovered those who regularly slept more than eight hours a night were twice as likely to suffer a stroke compared with average sleepers.

And people who went from sleeping less than six hours a night to more than eight hours were four times as likely to suffer the life-threatening condition where the blood supply is cut off to part of the brain.

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.

Combat insomnia with tryptophan-rich foods

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.

Defeat insomnia and sleep easy with these top foods

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.