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Why a Light While You Sleep Can Be Bad for Your Health

by Dr. Joseph Mercola Story at-a-glance Researchers from Northwestern University found even a moderate amount of light exposure while sleeping has a negative effect on your heart health and metabolism, increasing your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes Light controls your internal clock known as your circadian rhythm, which is influenced by melatonin production in […]

Lack of Sleep and Chronic Disease Are a Risky Combo

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Without proper sleep — both in terms of time and quality — your health will be adversely impacted, leaving you open to chronic illness of all kinds, including diabetes, heart disease, neurodegeneration and cancer Recent research shows short sleep duration increases the risk of death associated with cardiometabolic risk […]

A Mouth Guard as Effective as CPAP for Sleep Apnea?

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) often leaves the user feeling claustrophobic and may cause dry membranes in the mouth and eyes. Many are finding that mandibular advancement devices (MADs) are as effective with fewer side effects When the airway closes during sleep apnea it triggers a pause in breathing […]

Top 33 Tips to Optimize Your Sleep Routine

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE Getting eight hours of high-quality sleep per night is one of the cornerstones of health Sleep deprivation is extremely common and can weaken your immune system, accelerate tumor growth, accelerate diabetes and impair all aspects of your cognition; lack of sleep can increase your risk of dying from all causes […]

Melatonin Significantly Reduces COVID-19 Mortality

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE While most well-known as a natural sleep regulator, melatonin also has many other important functions. It boosts immune function, helps recharge glutathione and may improve treatment of certain bacterial diseases; it has anticonvulsant and antiexcitotoxic properties, and is a potent antioxidant with the rare ability to enter your mitochondria In […]