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How Often Should You Wash Your Sheets?

Even if you shower every night and sleep alone, you're not the only one messing up your bed... here's why (and how) to keep it clean. What has eight hairy legs and snuggles up with you at night? A dust mite. These too-small-to-see creatures live in household dust, and almost everybody has them. When dust settles from the air or gets kicked up from the carpet, it lands on your sheets, pillowcases, covers, and quilts, and dust mites end up sleeping in your bed.

You Snooze, You Won't Lose

Winston Churchill, JFK, and Thomas Jefferson all believed in the benefits of some afternoon shut-eye. Here's how to incorporate a quick snooze into your day. Naps aren't just for children. Some adults find that an afternoon nap leaves them feeling refreshed and ready to face the rest of the day with a clear head. Recent studies have also found that napping can also boost brain function and performance. Open Your Eyes to These Napping Guidelines However, not all naps are created equally.

Unlock the Mystery of Adolescent Sleep Patterns

Teenagers are notorious for their extreme sleep patterns. Here's how you can help them help themselves. Does your teenager stay up late? Have a difficult time getting up for school? Sleep in till all hours on the weekends? Don't be too hard on him. Both biological and sociological factors drive these sleep patterns. Adolescents and Sleep Everyone has an internal clock that influences body temperature, sleep cycles, appetite, and hormonal changes.

Will A Little Booze Help You Snooze?

No doubt about it: Downing a drink can help you fall asleep. But there's a downside. Learn what happens when you mix alcohol with slumber. Calling all sheep. Keep those fluffy tails out to pasture. When it comes to catching some z's, wine rules the roost. Alcohol's sedative properties relaxes the body and summons the sandman way faster than counting those common (albeit cute) barnyard animals ever could.

Is Slumber the Secret to a Happy Marriage?

Having marital troubles? The real problem may lie with your sleeping habits. If you and your partner are feeling underappreciated by the other, you may want to take a look at how much shut-eye you get at night. Sleep deprivation can actually diminish your appreciation of your partner, according to research at the University of California at Berkeley and reported in U.

Snoring May Mean Serious Health Risks

New study suggests snoring may be more than just a nuisance. Read on to learn about its connection to heart attack and stroke. Long the fodder of jokes among couples and comedians, snoring—it appears—is no laughing matter. Researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit believe snoring could be an early warning sign of cardiovascular disease. These findings—on the risks of snoring—were presented earlier this year at the Triological Society in Scottsdale, Arizona (January 2013).

Could You Have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated condition distinguished by fatigue that isn't relieved by rest. Does this sound familiar? There's whipped, wiped out, weary and just plain pooped. And then there's something else—chronic fatigue syndrome—a debilitating condition that affects one million Americans. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) and is depicted by unremitting, severe fatigue.

Enlarged Prostate and Transurethral Microwave Therapy

Excessive bathroom trips could be solved by this treatment option that's less invasive than surgery. If you're a man of a certain age, you may have noticed that you're making many more frequent bathroom trips than you used to. This most often occurs because of a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or an enlarged prostate. It's extremely common in older men, but that may be small consolation when every car trip becomes a quest for the next rest stop or when peaceful slumber is interrupted by nature's call several times through the night.

5 Ways to Get to Bed Earlier

Getting a good night s sleep does more than banish under eye circles. It has benefits for your heart, mind, and more. If you're a night owl, you may be missing out on the important benefits—both physical and mental—of hitting the hay earlier. Many people get distracted watching television or surfing the Internet into the wee hours of the morning leaving them tired and irritable the next day.

Could Poor Sleep Lead to Cognitive Decline?

What's the connection between poor sleep habits and loss of memory? Quite a lot, say University of California researchers. Can't remember the last time you got a good night's sleep? This memory lapse may not be a coincidence, according to a groundbreaking study from the University of California. Scientists there have discovered that poor sleeping patterns as you age may be causing cognitive issues.