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Migraines Can Affect the Stages of Sleep, Study Finds

Migraines and Sleep If you’re one of the 35 million Americans suffering from migraines, you’re probably aware of how these debilitating headaches can wreak havoc on your nightly slumber. Most folks with migraine report experiencing sleep disturbances, such as insomnia and trouble falling or staying asleep. There’s also evidence that both sleeplessness and too much sleep can trigger migraines in sensitive individuals. Now, a study published recently in Neurology reported that people with migraines may get less quality REM sleep...
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Can’t Sleep? Simple Carbs May Be to Blame

If you’ve ever spent hours tossing and turning without being able to fall asleep, you know how frustrating it can be. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), about one in three people have at least mild insomnia, and about 70 percent of American adults report not sleeping enough at night. So, what’s keeping so many people up at night? There are hundreds of answers to that question, from common behaviors like drinking coffee too late in the...
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Sleep and Disease Risk | Support Healthy Sleep

Sleep is necessary for humans to stay alive. Sleep is thought to be a higher form of regulation, covering a range of molecular and cellular processes to provide optimal wakefulness. At least one of the functions of sleep is to provide recovery. Sleep facilitates recovery of fatigue acquired during daily exercise – it is also a major modulator of hormonal levels, cellular repair, and immune health. Sleep maintains physiological homeostasis in general and is necessary for the clearance of metabolites...
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Healthy Sleep Habits to Avoid Migraines

How many times have you gone to bed making a mental list of everything you had to do the next day: waking up at 6:00 am to make breakfast, taking the kids to school, attending back-to-back meetings at work, running back home to make it to your kid’s baseball game, etc., only to wake up with a pounding headache? Morning migraines are more common than people realize. According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost fifty percent of all migraines occur...
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