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The secret of a good night's sleep has finally been found by scientists...

In the first research of its kind, US scientists found that having a purpose in life results in fewer nighttime disturbances and improved sleep quality.

Although all the participants in the study were elderly, researchers said the findings are likely to apply to people of all ages, suggesting that whether you will sleep well is already decided before you even get into bed. Sleep problems are also associated with many illnesses, including Alzheimer’s disease obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even colds and flu, so promoting better sleep could help overall health.

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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it..

I would love to be happier, as I’m sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ways to become a happier person that are actually backed up by science. Here are ten of the best ones I found.

1. EXERCISE MORE – 7 MINUTES MIGHT BE ENOUGH

Why Bad Moods Are Good For You: The Surprising Benefits of Sadness

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings.

In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, marketing, and self-help industries claim happiness should be ours for the asking. Yet bad moods remain an essential part of the normal range of moods we regularly experience.

Pink Noise Improves Sleep and Memory

Researchers at Northwestern University have determined that soft sound stimulation synced up with the rhythm of brain waves induces an improved deep sleep in older individuals. Such stimulation even boosts those adults' ability to recall specific words. An example of such gentle audio stimulation is a rushing waterfall. The study details were recently published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

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Psychotherapy Is Better Than Sleeping Pills For Insomnia Treatment: Report

Lecia Bushak, May 3, 2016
If you find yourself lying awake at night staring at the ceiling and feeling restless nearly every night, you’re not alone: Nearly 10 percent of Americans have insomnia, and the CDC considers America’s level of sleep deprivation a “public health problem.”

How Blocking Blue Light at Night Can Help Transform Your Sleep

Mercola, May 05, 2016
Do you get the recommended eight hours of uninterrupted, restful sleep every night? Many don't, and in my experience, if you're not sleeping well, it's virtually impossible to stay healthy and emotionally balanced.

Sleep Less Than 8 Hours, And This Is What Happens to Your Body Right Now

health freedom alliance, 29 April 2016
According to the documentary, Sleepless in America, coproduced by the National Geographic Channel, 40 percent of Americans are sleep deprived. Many get less than five hours of sleep per night.

How To Fall Asleep In 60 Seconds: I Practiced The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique For One Month

Lizette Borreli, Apr 20, 2016
Tossing and turning, eyes opening and closing, and the inability to keep my mind from wandering while I try to sleep, are what most of my nights are made of. 