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  1. Sleep habits linked to heart and stroke risk

    5 sleep habits that could SAVE your life

    It just might be the easiest way to improve your health dramatically...

    And you don’t have to change a thing you do all day!

    This one’s all about what happens at night. Specifically, how much you sleep and how well you sleep.

    Do it right, and you could wipe out chronic disease and guarantee yourself a longer, healthier, better life.

    But do it wrong, and you could pay the ultimate price.

    Because new research reveals how sleep habits can have a direct impact on your risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death itself.

    BEAT heart problems with GOOD SLEEP

    The new study nails down the five “best” habits for good sleep:

    • Being a “morning person”
    • Sleeping 6-9 hours
    • No sign of insomnia
    • No snoring
    • No excessive daytime sleepiness

    The more of those habits you have, the lower your risk of deadly cardiovascular problems.

    And if you have ALL FIVE good habits, your perfect nights will lead to many more healthy days:

    You’ll enjoy a 35 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 34 percent lower risk of stroke.

    The study also reveals something else – something just as important.

    Some folks are born with a higher risk of these things, right? That’s just genetics at work… and if you have the genes for heart disease and stroke, poor sleep habits will bump those risks up dramatically.

    You could face up 2.5 times the risk!

    But GOOD sleep habits can undo some of that genetic risk, bringing it all back down to size.

    Now, you might think some of those good sleep habits are a little beyond your control.

    Who can stop themselves from snoring???

    But that’s not always the case.

    Snoring and excessive sleepiness, for example, are often caused by weight gain. And at the extreme end, they could be indications of sleep apnea.

    Studies show that weight loss – even losing as little and 10 pounds – can ease or eliminate apnea, snoring and daytime sleepiness.

    The rest of it’s in your control, too.

    If you struggle to sleep at night… if you can’t get six to nine hours... or if you just find yourself up late, late, late all the time… your body may just need a little help resetting for sleep.

    In some cases, it could be a sign of low levels of melatonin, the “sleep hormone” the body releases at night.

    You can boost yours in two ways:

    1. Avoid LED screens at night (put that phone away!); and
    2. Take a melatonin

    And don’t forget the power of herbal medicine...

    Chamomile and valerian have been used for centuries for sleep.

    You can find them in capsule form, but you’ll also find both at the heart of Sleepytime Extra tea, which makes for a nice way to wind down at the end of the day.

  2. [SCARY!] Feds sound new alarm over popular sleep drugs

    The feds are standing up and taking a bow… expecting kudos for a job well done as they’ve FINALLY taken action to help protect patients.

    They’ve slapped a frightening new warning on some of today’s most common sleep meds– drugs taken by millions, with many depending on them nightly for sleep.

    All I can say is, they don’t deserve a pat on the back.

    They should get a kick in the you-know-what instead!

    These crooks sat back and watched as their Big Pharma pals reaped billions off of these drugs, knowing about the risks all along – and they did NOTHING.

    Now, all these years later… NEARLY THREE DECADES after the first of these meds was approved… they’re finally taking “action”?

    It’s practically criminal – especially when, as you’ll see in a moment, there’s a far simpler and much safer way to get sleep tonight and every night.

    It’s backed by science… yet they REFUSE to recommend it!

    Sleep better – starting TONIGHT

    For years, there have been steady complaints of bizarre sleepwalking activity linked to the drugs.

    This isn’t just getting up and saying something you don’t remember the next day...

    And it’s not a sleepy stagger into the bathroom...

    Or downstairs to fall asleep again in front of the TV.

    People have been known to get up and leave the house… even drive their cars… all while STILL ASLEEP.

    Some of these cases have led to serious injuries, including:

    • Gunshot wounds
    • Lost limbs
    • And at least 20 deaths!

    Like I said, this ISN’T new; this has been known for ages, but the FDA is now going to require a warning label over the risk on eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien and Zolpimist, among others).

    And that’s just the IMMEDIATE risk.

    The long-term risks… which the FDA won’t even touch… are even MORE frightening, and studies have found sleep drugs can increase your risk of death by more than FIVE TIMES.

    These drugs don’t need a WARNING...

    They need to be pulled off the market– and replaced with what we KNOW can work effectively, but without any of those insane risks.

    Start with melatonin.

    The “sleep hormone” can help you get to sleep fast – and ensure you stay asleep, all night long – especially when delivered in a dissolvable form that takes effect quicker since you don’t have to wait for it to digest.

    Of course, sleep problems are often a sign of other underlying health conditions that need to be found and fixed.

    In older people, it’s often hormonal issues...

    But it could also be anything from a drug side effect to infection to a symptom of undiagnosed chronic disease.

    If you have struggles sleeping, speak to a holistic medical doctor who can help you figure out what’s really going on.

    If you’re in the San Diego area, I can help. Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in the area? I’m also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don’t forget to connect with me on Facebook!

  3. Sleep problems could pack some unexpected risks

    The HIDDEN death risk in your bedroom (And two ways to REVERSE it) There’s a SECRET death risk hiding in your bedroom. I’m not talking about insomnia... Quite the opposite – this HIDDEN RISK will only make you feel refreshed come the next morning. Until it’s too late! Here’s what you need to know (and two easy ways to reverse...
  4. Sleep for more than 8 hours can damage your brain

    Are you sleeping TOO well? (Warning: It could be dangerous) Maybe you think you’re one of the lucky ones. Sure, everyone else seems to be struggling to get to sleep. But not you! You might find it pretty comforting that you get a solid 8 hours a night. And if you get more, that’s even better, right? Wrong! When it...
  5. [Alert] Popular meds boost stroke risk 59%

    Popular meds boost stroke risk 59% It’s the SECRET stroke risk factor — hiding in plain sight! We all know the risk factors for a stroke. At least, we THINK we know them. There’s high blood pressure, poor diet, obesity, and old age. But the new study exposes what may be the biggest risk factor of all, potentially more...
  6. ERASE hidden sleep problems with this powerful herb

    ERASE hidden sleep problems with this powerful herb Right now, millions of Americans are suffering from a “hidden” sleep problem. It’s a disorder that disguises itself so well that many folks never even think they have a sleep problem at all. They don’t toss and turn. They don’t wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to fall...
  7. Sleep too much? You could face BIG risks!

    Wake up, sleepyhead… and heed this latest warning Too much sleep? Doesn’t seem possible! When most folks think of a “sleep disorder,” the first thing that comes to mind is staring at the ceiling for hours every night, struggling to get some rest. But bleary-eyed mornings and coffee, coffee, coffee aren’t the only signs of a sleep problem. Sleeping too...
  8. Bladder problems lead to sleep struggles

    The sneaky problem keeping you up at night It's one of those things that could have the BIGGEST impact on your day-to-day quality of life. It can often mean the difference between feeling great and ready to tackle anything that comes your way... and feeling slow and weak, even if there's nothing "wrong" with you. The cause? A hidden sleep...
  9. Light therapy defeats cancer-related sleep problems

    Make cancer treatment side effects VANISH with this DIY therapy It's often one of the worst parts of a fight with cancer... and it's not the tumor itself. Many tumors have no symptoms at all. You might not even know that they're there without screening. It's not the disease. It's not even the anxiety of knowing you have it. No...
  10. Sleep struggles aren’t getting much better

    The one big factor that unites nearly all Americans By day, it can feel like America is more divided than ever before. By night, there's something that unites us all. None of us can sleep! A new report shows just how much -- or rather, how little -- progress we've made in the bedroom in recent years. Today, the average...
  11. Sleep gadgets often fall short

    2 things that really can help you sleep better I can't help but laugh at all of the crazy things people will try in the name of sleep. There are cooling blankets, space pillows, blackout shades, smartphone apps to control your lights, noise machines to fill your room with ocean sounds, and more. There are plugs to close your ears...
  12. Sleep can help improve diet

    One simple tweak for effortless dieting It's hard to believe, but February is exactly one week away. That's make-or-break time for your resolutions -- because 80 percent of all of those New Year's vows fail by Valentine's Day. How are you doing on yours? If you're like most folks, you promised yourself a new diet... and if you're like most...
  13. Chamomile boosts sleep quality

    Better sleep, one sip at a time Right now, millions of Americans are suffering from a "hidden" sleep problem. It's a disorder that disguises itself so well that many folks never even think they have a sleep problem at all. They don't toss and turn. They don't wake up in the middle of the night and struggle to fall back...
  14. Sleep drugs taken by a third of seniors

    Don't ignore this common problem Modern living is so convenient that it can be a little TOO convenient at times. Case in point: When was the last time you saw a doctor for a seemingly minor, everyday complaint? If you're like most folks these days, the answer might be NEVER. It's too easy to just pop into a Walgreens or...
  15. Sleep struggles are bad for your brain

    This nighttime habit is as dangerous as heavy drinking You know the risks of booze, so you're smart about it. You either drink very little... or you never touch the stuff. But guess what? You could face ALL the risks of heavy drinking and more -- even if you've never had a sip! New research reveals the one bad habit...
  16. Sleep problems common with age

    Why your sleep is getting worse... and how to fix it Nothing's as good as it used to be, right? The coffee's too bitter, the music's too noisy, and don't even get me started on the garbage that passes for TV these days. And those aren't the only things that have changed over the years. Even SLEEP isn't what is...
  17. Camping can fix sleep problems

    Reset your sleep… this weekend! Trouble sleeping? Don't go looking for the answer at your local CVS. Try the KOA instead! A trip to your local campground could be the best way to reset your body's clock -- and the latest research shows how a simple camping trip can get your sleep schedule back on track. The study -- done...
  18. Sleep shortages can lead to bacterial imbalances

    Sleep is important for every part of your body, including your gut – and missing out can lead to dangerous imbalances in stomach bacteria.
  19. Sleep problems increase heart risk

    Sleep problems can increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke in older women.
  20. Poor sleep could be caused by your iPad

    Sleep issues are one of the most common problems facing Americans, and one reason might be the widespread use of electronics such as iPads before bedtime.

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