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7 Healing Uses For Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender has been used for medicinal purposes for over 2,500 years. Today lavender is the most popular essential oil in the world. Here are just 7 proven uses for this amazing oil

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has been used for medicinal purposes for over 2,500 years especially in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Ancient Persians, Greeks, and Romans added lavender flowers to their bathwater. The name itself comes from the Latin “lavare” meaning to wash. The Egyptians used lavender as a perfume, as well as for mummification.

Dietary Chronobiotics: Polyphenols and Plant Melatonin

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FDA Adds Black Boxed Warning to Insomnia Drugs

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In an "it's about time" move, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has mandated that drug companies put what is referred to as a "black boxed" warning on certain prescription sleeping pills.

Healthy Sleep Habits Cut Risk of Heart Failure Nearly in Half

Making small changes to promote healthy sleep can dramatically improve your health and longevity, including leading to a 42% lower risk of heart failure

There is growing research linking sleep habits with heart health. A healthy sleep pattern for most people, at least in terms of heart health, means seven to nine hours of sleep, little or no insomnia, no snoring, early bird rising and little or no daytime sleepiness.

How Eating Tomatoes Can Alleviate Insomnia

Could a nutritious garden-variety fruit pave the path to sounder sleep? Emerging research suggests getting your dose of tomatoes at dinnertime may bolster the body's own production of melatonin

This multifaceted sleep-signaling substance and powerful antioxidant wanes as women age, contributing to increased insomnia and associated health risks.1

How Risky Is Your Sleep Schedule?

How Risky Is Your Sleep Schedule?

Are you a night owl? Do you work the night shift? Do you have trouble getting to sleep or sleeping through the night? If so, your biggest worry isn't dragging yourself through the next day. You may also be at significantly higher risk of gaining weight, and developing metabolic syndrome and diabetes

How to Sleep Well Naturally

How to Sleep Well Naturally

Lack of Sleep Makes it Harder to Stop Unpleasant Thoughts

Feeling more stressed than usual? If so, getting enough sleep is essential for keeping unwanted thoughts from hijacking your mind

Insufficient sleep can significantly reduce your ability to keep unwanted thoughts at bay, according to a study out of the U.K.

In a collaborative effort, researchers from the department of psychology at the University of York and the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at University of Cambridge, determined that individuals who are deprived of sleep are significantly less able to stop the intrusion of negative memories than those who are well-rested.

Magnesium: The Mineral Marvel for Anxiety and Sleep?

In a world where stress and sleepless nights have become all too common, many are turning to an unexpected ally in their quest for calm and rest: magnesium. This humble mineral, often overlooked in the shadow of its more glamorous counterparts, may hold the key to easing anxiety and improving sleep quality, according to a growing body of research.

Magnesium: The Mineral Marvel for Anxiety and Sleep?

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Nature's 7 Top Sleep Aids

Avoid the risks associated with sleep medications carrying "black box warnings" of harm (including death). Nature has several effective sleep aids ready to stop your tossing and turning and escort you gently into dreamland

Sleep is as individualized as it is essential to your health. Whether you generally fall asleep easily or are more of an insomniac, it's good to have a few tried and true sleep aids on hand that are gentle, effective and, most importantly, non-habit-forming. You never know when jet lag, stress or an irregular period in your life may have you counting sheep and praying for sleep.

New Study Reveals Alzheimer's Supplement Can Trigger a Lucid Dream

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A supplement that stops the breakdown of the acetylcholine neurotransmitter in the brain is a useful technique to trigger lucid dreams

Nine Natural Compounds for Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome and its debilitating array of symptoms that impact your quality of life may be relieved by safe natural treatments.

Reason Behind Disturbed Sleep Found in 60% of Pineal Glands

Is your pineal gland, the "seat of the soul" that controls sleep rhythms, turning to stone? Over 60% of people unknowingly suffer from this condition.

A recent analysis found over 60% of people have calcification of the pineal gland, which produces the hormone melatonin regulating sleep-wake cycles. Calcification associates with melatonin decline, health issues.

The Calcifying Effects of Fluoride on the Pineal Gland

Should You Nap? 5 Reasons Why Napping Is Good for You

Wondering if a daytime nap is a smart move? Research suggests a mid-day siesta may improve your memory, cognitive function, athletic performance and more

In many cultures, napping is an integral part of society. The Mexican siesta or Italian riposo refers to a midday break during which people eat, spend time with family and rest, including taking a nap.

The Rise of Tart Cherry As A Medicinal Food

Tart Cherries are one of nature's unsung healing agents, able to help the body recover naturally from a myriad of different ailments 

A Cherry on Top? The Rise of Tart Cherry

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