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Extra Weight and Depression Can Cause Daytime Sleepiness  

It’s not just lack of sleep that has you yawning during the day.

What Do You Know About Working the Night Shift?

If you work the night shift, you face unique health and productivity challenges. Take this quiz to see how much you know about making the most of the night shift.

1. If you work at night, try to maintain the same sleep schedule on the days you work and the days you're off.
2. Making your bedroom as dark as possible can help improve your sleep.
3. Taking a nap before work may increase your alertness.
4. Some over-the-counter pain relievers and other medications have as much caffeine as one or two cups of coffee and can disturb your sleep.
5. Varying your routine by performing different tasks at different times during your shift can help you stay alert.
6. Regular exercise promotes easier and deeper sleep.
7. Bright light and cool temperatures (below 70 degrees) at work help keep you awake during your shift.
8. Stretching or exercising when you take a break can help you stay alert.
9. The most dangerous part of your day is probably your drive home after work.
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Monday Mornings Could Harm Your Health 

Waking up early for work when your “internal clock” wants to sleep could increase your risk of chronic health woes.

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When You Sleep by Day and Work at Night 

Shift workers need healthy sleep habits too.

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Surgery for Sleep Apnea Is Less Attractive Than It May Sound 

We’d all prefer a one-time fix, but don’t count on it.

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The Science Behind Taking a Perfect Nap 

Napping is a natural biological function that can improve memory, motor skills, and even heart health.

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Do You Snore? Don’t Ignore that Rattling Sound!  

Nearly 25 percent of Americans may suffer from sleep apnea.

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Before You Grab that Coffee, Consider a Nap Instead 

It’s not an indulgence for the lazy; some of the best of us were nappers.

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Get More Sleep, Lose More Weight 

Try making rest a priority the next time you want to drop pounds.

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Tackle Sleep Woes, Feel Happier 

Not sleeping enough tampers with your emotions.

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Sleep Loss and Inflammation 

Not getting enough quality snooze time can spark disease-causing inflammation.

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The Best Ways to Use Melatonin 

Take .5 mg and plan the timing.

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You Can Be a Morning Person 

Camp for a week to reset your body clock. Alternatively, combining melatonin with light therapy may help.

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Lack of Sleep Could Destroy Your Memory 

Regular sleep problems could potentially cause memory loss in later life.