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Sleeping with the dog or cat carries risks

"Some of these bacteria infections and virus infections that your dog and cat have may not make them sick but may make you very sick," says Deborah Kotz, author of the Daily Dose health blog.

Tags: pets , dogs , CATS , disease , Deborah Kotz , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , CDC , Colleen Kelleher , Nathan Hager

Monday - 01/17/2011, 08:28am EST

Not getting enough sleep? It could lead to arguments

Researchers say if a wife doesn't get enough sleep, the next day could mean a spat.

Tags: Nathan Hager , marriage , marital arguments , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 10:58am EDT

What's the best sleep position for your health?

The sleep position your body likes best is on your back.

Tags: Kristi King , sleep position , breasts

Friday - 06/10/2011, 10:12am EDT

Your sleep pattern affects brain function

"When people hit middle age, if they start to slack on sleep and get less than seven to eight hours a night, or even if they get too much, that can also accelerate the brain's aging process and lead to things like memory loss a little bit earlier in life," says health blogger Deborah Kotz.

Tags: Nathan Hager , middle age

Sunday - 05/08/2011, 09:22pm EDT

Five signs you might be sleep-deprived

How do you know when you're not getting enough sleep? WTOP's Kristi King can tell you.

Tags: Prevention Magazine , Kristi King , sleep deprived

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 04:15pm EST

Study: Sleep problems cause mental illness in kids

Children who experience problems sleeping have a greater risk of developing mental illnesses later in life, including thoughts of suicide.

Tags: sleep problems , mental health , mental illness , Darci Marchese , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 01:24pm EST

Some snacks help you sleep better

What you snack on in the hours before you go to bed matters. Some snacks will help you fall asleep faster, and can improve the quality of your sleep.

Tags: sleep foods , snacks , bedtime snacks , Kristi King

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 12:48pm EST

Study: Night lights can lead to long-term health problems

Cavemen didn't keep the lights on before bedtime. Now electric lights are messing with 21st century brains and potentially causing long term health problems.

Tags: Harvard Medical School , Steven Lockley , electric bill , Light , light bulb

Friday - 01/14/2011, 10:46am EST

Fairfax Co. students say sleep is in short supply

Fairfax County students, who have been surveyed by the school system, say they don't get enough sleep. How many admit it? Ninety one percent.

Tags: Fairfax County Public Schools , Phyllis Payne , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 01:37am EDT

Tips on getting a good night's sleep

It may be the most pressing issue of our time -- how to get a good night's sleep.


Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 07:16am EDT
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