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Lack of Sleep Results In Less Muscle, More Fat and Worse Reaction Time

On April 6, 2016 by Physical Culturist

Lack of sleep reduces your body’s energy expenditure, makes you hungrier and causes your weight loss from a caloric deficit to come from more muscle loss than fat loss.

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Skimping on Sleep Can Lead to the Munchies

On March 20, 2016 by Physical Culturist

Lack of sleep may activate your body's endocannabinoid (eCB) system - the same one activated by marijuana. No wonder skimping on sleep triggers cravings for junk food, otherwise known as "the munchies."

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This Is What Happens To Your Brain And Body When You Check Your Phone Before Bed

On February 12, 2016 by Physical Culturist

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body.

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What Sleep Deprivation Actually Does To Your Brain

On October 18, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Have you been feeling extra drowsy lately? Or just having a difficult time sleeping in general? You may want to consider doing something about it, as a lack of sleep is actually extremely detrimental to your health and mental well-being.

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Afternoon Nap Helps You Live Longer

On October 13, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Looking for a habit that will help you reach a ripe old age with little effort? Make sure you get a short siesta every afternoon. According to researchers at the University of Athens, an afternoon nap is the secret to the fabulously high age reached by the oldest inhabitants of the island of Ikaria.

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The Importance Of Sleep Quality And How To Improve It

On June 14, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Nothing is as frustrating as poor sleep. Even though we practice sleeping every night, practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. Keeping track of where and how you sleep will reveal what factors are at the root of poor sleep. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning a good night's rest...

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Extra Hour Sleep Raises Testosterone Level By 12 percent

On June 9, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Aging men's testosterone decline is largely due to the fact that older men sleep less well than younger men.

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Want To Sleep Better? Do Strength Training

On May 28, 2015 by Physical Culturist

Having sleep problems? Strength training can help, sports scientists at Appalachian State University in the US discovered. According to their study, doing strength training early in the morning helps you fall asleep earlier at night, and doing strength training later in the day reduces the number of times you wake during the night.

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How Sleeping Positions Affect Your Health

On March 2, 2015 by Physical Culturist

In what position do you sleep most often? It turns out this is a very important question. Getting enough sleep is the most important thing – but did you know that how you sleep can also impact your health?

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7 Reasons Why You Wake Up Tired

On October 30, 2014 by Physical Culturist

When you can’t sleep, you know it. But what about when you can, yet you wake up feeling tired and achy or you’re groggy again a few hours later? Here are seven signs that you have a sleep problem that’s secretly stealing your rest.

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5 Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

On October 28, 2014 by Physical Culturist

It is generally known that the lack of quality sleep can lead to serious health implications. Sleep deprivation has both short- and long-term impacts on your health. This article explains how dangerous insufficient sleep can be.

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7 Benefits of Sleeping Naked

On October 12, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Studies show only 10% of people sleep in the nude, and this is surprising especially with all the wonderful benefits that come along with sleeping in the buff. If the thoughts of sleeping in the nude are not very appealing to you, here are seven reasons that will have you convinced!

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Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You – Are We Doing It Wrong?

On October 3, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Evidence continues to emerge, both scientific and historical, suggesting that the way in which the majority of us currently sleep may not actually be good for us.

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How Dangerous Is Sleep Deprivation, Really?

On April 10, 2014 by Physical Culturist

You know that feeling when you don’t sleep well, and you wake up feeling cranky, over-emotional, and over-tired? This is only a hint of what that sleep deprivation is doing to your body. If you don’t sleep well, it’s going to lead to health issues, both mental and physical, plain and simple.

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Lose Sleep, Lose Brain Cells?

On March 27, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Losing sleep? You could also be losing your brain cells, according to the results of a latest study.

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Alternative sleep cycles: you don’t really need 6-8 hours!

On February 22, 2014 by Physical Culturist

Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat. This is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history.

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10 Tips For Better Sleep

On November 21, 2013 by Physical Culturist

(SignatureMD) A good night’s sleep is critical to anyone’s health. As the seasons transition, so do sleep patterns. Summer means kids are out of school, longer days and more travelling, so it’s easy...

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Sleep Improves Memory

On October 28, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Check out the infographic below about the importance of sleep when it comes to memory and hand-eye coordination!

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The Secret to Better Sleep (Infographic)

On October 22, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Below is an Infographic by greatist.com illustrates the importance of quality sleep, and the hazards of lack thereof.

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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

On October 18, 2013 by Physical Culturist

(Jon Hamilton, NPR) While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, researchers say. During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain...

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The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation

On October 13, 2013 by Physical Culturist

The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation – “You are probably aware of the health risks of not getting enough exercise or eating a nutritious diet, but what about the risks of not getting enough...

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Sleep and Melatonin

On September 13, 2013 by Physical Culturist

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8 Rules of Sleep

On September 10, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Sleep is very important not only for health, but for mental function and physical performance. Here are some tips we picked up from various sources, to help improve your sleep! Can you think...

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Night Owls Have Higher Risk of Being Overweight and at Heart Risk

On September 5, 2013 by Physical Culturist

People who keep late hours may elevate their risk of obesity and heart attack, a U.S. researcher says. Giovanni Cizza of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., says many in the...

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The Perfect Nap: Sleeping Is a Mix of Art and Science

On September 4, 2013 by Physical Culturist

Why Some Snoozing Sessions Leave You Groggy While Others Help Sleep experts break sleep down into several stages, which the brain cycles through roughly every 90 to 120 minutes. These stages are broadly...

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