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October 13th, 2010

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August 26th, 2010

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10 Sleep Myths Busted

August 9th, 2010

10 Sleep Myths Busted.

By Michelle Lee Ribeiro, Women’s Health
Fri, Apr 30, 2010

We found out the truth behind these fictions.

#1. Catching Up
MYTH
It’s good to “catch up” on sleep when you can—like sleeping in late on weekends.

TRUTH
It’s tempting to sleep late on weekends, but it’s important to keep a regular sleep schedule seven days a week. A regular bedtime and waking time will help you fall asleep at night.

#2. Evening Workouts

MYTH
A good workout in the evening will make you tired so you’ll fall asleep faster.

TRUTH
Exercising regularly does make it easier to fall asleep. But make sure you finish working out at least three hours before bedtime—preferably in the afternoon. A cooler body makes it easier to fall asleep. Exercise raises your body temperature and it takes about six hours to get back to normal temperature.

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#3. Older People

MYTH
Older people need less sleep.

TRUTH
It may seem like older folks get by on less sleep. But the TRUTH is, they need the same amount of sleep as younger people—seven to nine hours a day. It’s their sleep patterns that change: They tend to sleep more during the day, with small naps.

#4. Brain’s Rest

MYTH
Sleep is needed for your brain to rest.

TRUTH
Sleep is definitely needed—but it’s not your brain that needs to rest, it’s your body. Your brain is still working when you’re asleep, controlling bodily functions like breathing.

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#5. Falling Back Asleep

MYTH
If you wake up in the middle of the night, it’s best to lie still and try to fall back asleep. Getting up will only wake you up more.

TRUTH
If you can’t fall back asleep within 15-20 minutes, get out of bed. Go to another room and do something relaxing, like listening to music or reading. If you lie there stressing out about falling back asleep, you’ll only get more anxious—and never fall asleep.

#6. Your Bedroom

MYTH
It’s good to hang out in your bedroom at night, before you go to sleep, because it will get you “ready” to fall asleep.

TRUTH
The more activities you associate with your bedroom—like watching TV, or working on your computer—the harder it may be to fall asleep there when you want to. It’s best to use your bed only for sleep and sex, to strengthen the association between bed and sleep.

#7. Sex

MYTH
Sex at night will only arouse you and keep you up.

TRUTH
Actually, sex releases endorphins that make you feel good about yourself, so it relieves stress making it easier to fall asleep.

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#8. Temperature

MYTH
Cozying up under heavy blankets will make you go to sleep faster.

TRUTH
The body gets into sleep mode more easily when it is at a cooler temperature. So if you must use a squishy down comforter (or two), open the window a crack to let in some fresh air. You don’t want to be cold, but you don’t want to get too warm either.

#9. Snoring

MYTH
Snoring is common and totally harmless.

TRUTH
Snoring is common—and harmless for most people. But it also may be a symptom of sleep disorder called sleep apnea — (which can be life threatening). If you snore loudly, and there are long pauses in your snoring, you should see your doctor. Sleep apnea can be treated.

#10. Alcohol

MYTH
A nice glass of wine will help calm you down and put you to sleep faster.

TRUTH
While drinking alcohol may make you tired and put you to sleep faster (and of course drinking a lot will really knock you out), you’ll end up having fragmented sleep and waking up during the night.

Sleep Like A Baby! (And Wake Up Feeling Younger)

July 20th, 2010

Sleep Like A Baby! (And Wake Up Feeling Younger).

By Patricia Curtis, Prevention
Thu, Apr 22, 2010

Nighttime is the right time to take years off your face. “Hormonal changes boost blood flow to the skin, brightening it overnight,” says Melvin Elson, MD, a clinical professor of dermatology at Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Skin temps are higher, too, so age-fighting potions seep deeper for better results. And even though you’re resting, your skin is hard at work. Studies show that cell turnover is 8 times faster at night, softening wrinkles.

On the flip side, as anyone who’s pulled an all-nighter can attest, the consequences — pasty-looking skin and dark circles — aren’t pretty. “Even worse, not getting the recommended 8 hours increases levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which may slow collagen production, promoting wrinkles,” says Jyotsna Sahni, MD, a sleep medicine doctor at Canyon Ranch in Tucson. To maximize your beauty sleep, follow this routine nightly to wake up with the complexion of your dreams.

Wash Your Face

Removing make-up, oil, and other impurities helps keep pores tight and skin blemish free. Anti-aging treatments can also penetrate deeper on a clean surface. For dry skin, look for a creamy cleanser; for acne-prone or oily skin, a gel formula. If your skin is sensitive, wait 10 minutes after cleansing before applying anti-agers.

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Rejuvenate with a Retinoid

These Vitamin-A derivatives are key to youthful-looking skin. “But because exposure to sunlight can deactivate their potency, it’s best to apply retinoids at night,” says Patricia Farris, MD, an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Start by using an OTC retinol-containing cream or lotion every other night until skin becomes acclimated to the side effects. Try Neutrogena Tone Correcting Concentrated Serum Night from Ageless Intensives ($22; drugstores) or La Roche-Posay Biomedic Retinol Cream 15 ($52; drugstores). For more improvement, try Rx Renova, atralin, or Refissa, a newly available retinoid in a moisturizing base.

Dot Undereyes with Vitamin K Cream

In a 2003 study by Elson, women who applied an undereye cream containing vitamin K and retinol every night for 12 weeks saw their dark circles improve 33%. Try NeoStrata Bionic Eye Cream ($50; skinstore.com) or Murad Essential-C Eye Cream SPF 15 ($67; sephora.com). Like retinol, vitamin K is sensitive to ultraviolet light and should be used only at night. BONUS: The retinol helps ease crow’s feet.

Apply a Mega-Moisturizer

Due to a nighttime increase in temperature and water loss, extra hydration is a must, says Jenny Kim, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine and dermatology at the UCLA School of Medicine. For best results, look for a cream with the superhydrators hyaluronic acid or glycerin, which attract water to skin. The extra dose of softening also makes wrinkles less noticeable in the morning. Try Mario Badescu Hydrating Moisturizer with Biocare & Hyaluronic Acid ($20; mariobadescu.com) or MD Skincare Maximum Moisture Treatment ($54; mdskincare.com).

THE NIGHT STUFF
Find the newest anti-aging creams to rejuvenate your skin while you sleep at prevention.com/nightcream.

4 Sleep tricks for amazing skin

1. Sleep On Your Back

Lying on your stomach or on the same side every night can etch permanent sleep lines into your skin, says Patricia Farris, MD. If you can’t adjust, switch to a satin pillowcase; the silky texture prevents crinkles.

2. Raise Your Head

Stack a few pillows beneath your head to avoid puffy eyes. “If you keep your head above your heart, fluid won’t accumulate in your face,” says Farris.

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3. Invest In A Humidifier

Dry, hot air sucks moisture from skin. A humidifier puts water in the air, for soft and supple skin.

4. Get Deeper Slumber

Use the bedroom for sleep and sex only — doing so trains your mind to associate your bed with getting Zzzs. Avoid caffeine and exercise for 3 to 5 hours before bedtime, and limit alcohol at night; each can keep you from solid slumber. Make sure your room is dark and cool (the ideal temp for sleep is 65°F). To transition into sleep mode, don’t watch TV or go online for an hour before turning in.

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