If you’ve been tossing and turning all night perhaps it was something you ate. Or maybe something you didn’t eat! It’s time for some foods for better sleep. We all know that caffeine, spicy foods and too much to drink can interfere with a good night’s rest. But there are some foods that can actually

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Prior to the government-mandated phaseout of traditional incandescent light bulbs — the ones Thomas Edison perfected  — in favor of more energy-efficient compact florescent lights (CFLs), no one ever regarded a broken light bulb as a possible health hazard.  But all that changed once those curly-headed CFLs with neurotoxic mercury inside began to replace incandescents

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Can exposing yourself to a light bulb cause damage to your skin and even set the stage for life-threatening melanoma? The answer appears to be: quite possibly, if the light bulb in question is one of those new energy-efficient spiral-shaped compact fluorescent ones now being used by millions of households in keeping with a government-mandated

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Early on the Sunday morning after Thanksgiving, four passengers died and dozens were injured when a commuter train bound for New York’s Grand Central Station derailed on a curved stretch of track in the Bronx. The fact that the train had failed to slow down for the curve was subsequently attributed to the engineer, an

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Did you “sleep like a baby” last night? Chance are more likely that you slept like an astronaut. And how does an astronaut sleep, you may ask? Not very well. But in a couple of years, those astronauts orbiting the earth every 90 minutes aboard the International Space Station (ISS) may be sleeping much better

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As ridiculous as it might sound, those compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) we were sold as a way of saving energy could actually be depleting your own energy — and that of your kids. That’s right. The light bulbs you’re currently using could be robbing you and your family of sleep while interfering with the production

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If you want to sleep better at night, you better start thinking about melatonin. Melatonin could easily be called the miracle hormone. Not only does it keep our internal clock system – called the circadian rhythm –  functioning on time, but it is a potent antioxidant that keeps your immune system strong, helps prevent cancer

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Those of you who have been exposed to ‘T’was the Night Before Christmas for the millionth time are no doubt familiar with the line “had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.” But just who are these folks who sleep so soundly in the wintertime? Certainly not me, or probably countless others who

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Remember the days when going to bed meant going to sleep? If you’re like millions of others, that now means anything but nodding off to dreamland. Before you think about trying sleeping pills, which can have numerous nasty side effects, or just become resigned to the fact that falling asleep easily is a thing of

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A new study by Ryerson University in Toronto found that  “cognitive” behavioral therapy to treat insomnia also resulted in 87 percent of study patients having their depression symptoms disappear. While the study, according to The New York Times, found that  “curing insomnia in people with depression could double their chance of a full recovery,” researchers

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