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Penn Study: Changing Diet, for Better or Worse, Affects Sleep in a Big Way

Raise your hand if you are always tired. Like, so tired that you would not be surprised if you fell asleep at your desk right […]

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The Checkup: How to Know for Sure If You Got a Good Workout

• For everyone who’s ever walked out of a fitness class wondering “Was that a good workout? I really do NOT know”: Six physical signs, courtesy […]

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The Checkup: The One Thing We ALL Need to Wash More Often

• Fact: We all probably all need to wash our sheets more often. According to experts, we should all be washing them once a week. […]

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The Checkup: Why You Cry When You’re Happy, Explained (Finally!) 

• A few years ago, my best friend got married in her parents’ living room and I videotaped the entire thing. But it wasn’t really […]

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The Checkup: How to Optimize Your Power Nap

• A nap can absolutely help you plow through your day with lots of energy — but you have to do it right. Here, four smart […]

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The Checkup: Is It Actually Possible to ‘Catch Up’ on Sleep?

• If you stay up way later than you intend, you can always make up those lost hours tomorrow night … er, right? [Women’s Health]

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How Staying Up Later Could Be the Key to Better Sleep

Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. An estimated 60 million Americans suffer from chronic sleeplessness every year. And while reaching for an Ambien might seem like […]

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This Tool Calculates the Exact Time You Should Go to Bed

Just a quick redirect here to let you in on this nifty sleep calculator a friend of mine just sent over, with about 55 exclamation […]

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New Study: The Later You Go to Bed, the Fatter You Are

Welp, this makes me feel better about my grandma-style bedtime of 9 p.m. sharp: A new study published in the October issue of Sleep suggests […]

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The Checkup: Why You Always Wake Up 5 Minutes Before Your Alarm Goes Off

• Alarm clock, shmalarm clock. Who needs one when your body is primed with the perfect wake-up tool? Here’s why you always wake up right […]

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The Checkup: Why You Sometimes Jerk Awake Right As You’re Falling Asleep

• You know when you’re dozing off and suddenly, you find yourself with your eyes wide open, feeling like you just fell off of a […]

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Take a Free Nap in a “Nap Pod” in Philly Next Week

UPDATE 9/25 at 8:20 a.m.: The Casper folks just shared the exact location of the pods with me. They’ll be posted up at 1950 Sansom Street […]

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The Checkup: The Reason You Had Trouble Getting Out of Bed This Morning

• Question: Did you by any chance have a cup of coffee late in the day yesterday? If so, that could explain why you had […]

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Why You Absolutely, Positively Need 7 Hours of Sleep

Prepare to cringe: For this study I’m about to tell you about, 164 men and women had a live common cold virus sprayed directly up their […]

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5 Ways to Be Healthier Today That Require Zero Effort

We live in a world where people wear Snuggies, spend a good chunk of their lives watching How I Met Your Mother on Netflix and […]