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Sleep Patterns Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Sleep Patterns.

Getting Rest with RLS

When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as...  Read more

Nutrition Tips and Supplements for Insomnia

Is a good night’s sleep eluding you? Tossing and turning the whole night through, Drowsiness, fatigue, a lack of sleep, There is more help than just counting sheep. There are many factors that can cause sleep problems, and even more...  Read more

A Healthy Diet for Dealing with Depression

Although the foods you eat cannot treat depression, your diet does have significant effects on your mood, energy levels, mental health, and your ability to cope with stress. If you suffer from depression or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), certain...  Read more

Yoga Helps Prevent Middle-Age Spread

A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington has found that regular yoga practice may help normal-weight people prevent middle-age spread and may promote weight loss among those who are overweight. ...  Read more

Wake Up to the Importance of Exercise

You stayed up late last night to finish a project, woke up groggy only to realize that you’d slept through the alarm clock, skipped breakfast, then almost fell asleep in the middle of an important morning meeting. It’s now mid-afternoon a...  Read more

the importance of sleep and dark-time in obesity
Updated 7/9/2014 4:42:22 PM

Something to think about. I worked nights for many years, slowly gaining weight throughout. I can't say that was the whole reason, because I wasn't eating properly during that time either... but it does raise some questions and considerations for try...  Read more

Sleepwalking and sleep talking as an adult
Updated 7/7/2014 8:51:19 AM

I was wondering if any of you talked and walked in your sleep as a child and still do so today. I used to do both as a child and even into my teens (at least the talking part). The last time I talked in my sleep, that I know about, was back in...  Read more

Losing weight...and sleep
Updated 6/14/2014 3:31:53 PM

Am I the only person who has problems sleeping when they cut carbohydrates? I get on and off the calorie-counting wagon. I'm currently back on, and to really keep my calories low while still getting important macro nutrients, I'm following Sparkpeo...  Read more

Do you have a pattern of weight loss?
Updated 6/9/2014 1:23:30 PM

I have, in the past, gotten into the habit of weighing myself daily in the morning. It used to make me crazy seeing my weight go up one day after so many days of doing the right thing. Finally, I noticed a pattern to my weight loss. I tend to be the...  Read more

Is this true sleep=weight loss?
Updated 5/25/2014 11:58:59 PM

I have been hearing and reading that getting 7-8 hours sleep a night along with eating healthy and exercising will help you lose the weight. I have read that anything short of 7-8 hours of sleep may have something to do with weight gain. I was wonde...  Read more

I can't stress it enough: EXERCISE IS NON-NEGOTIABLE

A few years ago, when I was at my heaviest, I often felt that my life was out of control. I was too tired and self-defeated to imagine how I could EVER feel any better! I was out of breath walking to the mailbox! I was overwhelmed at the idea of rest...  Read more

Getting back to basics

I am struggling to get back on track, so I will not buy any of the foods that get in the way of interrupting that unhealthy eating pattern.249...  Read more

Hose Heads (Sleep Apnea)

A dynamic support group for those who suffer from sleep apnea and for anyone with family or friends who have this condition....  Read more

Improve Your Diet By Getting More Sleep

Do you find that it's easier to stick to your diet when you're well-rested? Is it difficult to stay on track when you're not? New research shows that not getting enough sleep can affect the food choices you make when you're awake. That's just one...  Read more

Do You Keep a Fitness Journal?

Many of us have come to appreciate one of the most valuable tools in our arsenal to lose weight and reclaim our health and that is by keeping a food journal. Tracking calories and nutrients allows us to become more aware of our food intake, portions,...  Read more

Sleep patterns are rough!!!

The past 2 1/2 years have been rough, been up all night and sleep all day....working really hard to get back to "my" normal sleep of all night and up during the daylight hours!!!...  Read more

Irregular sleep patterns

It's almost 1am and I'm wide awake. This is not good. I work traditional hours....  Read more