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Here we publish texts for you who are interested in subjects like sleep and health.

How to wind down

To go from woke up acitivity to sleep can not be done in a flash. Your brain needs signals from its surrounding to tell it when it´s time to wind down. Historically, darkness and the falling temperature that comes at night has been two faithful servants in this process...


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Vital reading

The content in this article could be sensitive reading. If you easily gets restless, deal with anxiety or have great sleeping problems, it might be best that you abstain from reading this...


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Biology´s no. 1 masterpiece

For a long time, sleep was seen as a type of uniform state of being that only meant a recovery of our ability to stay alert and energetic. We didn´t know why our body needed sleep in order to manage this. Today, we know better...


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There will be sleeping enough in the grave

Most people have said or at least heard the motto mentioned in the headline. Perhaps everyone will agree that it´s not to be taken literally. But the expression still says something about the attitude towards rest and recovery that exists in the efficient society that Sweden and the rest of the industrialized world undeniably has become...


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Bad sleep can cause chronic pain

Sleep is important, and for those who suffer from long-term pain it´s even more important, since an impaired sleep quality will lower your threshold for pain. Furthermore, the immune system becomes worse, which can cause illness and even more pain...


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Sleep is important for your weight

Several studies show a connection between sleep and weight gain. Professor Claude Marcus, one of Sweden´s leading experts on obesity, explains that restless sleep or too little sleep increases feelings of hunger and makes ite easier to gain weight.


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Sleep is improved with a weighted blanket

We all need sleep to recover, but children also need a good sleep to be able to grow and develop. For children with sleeping porblem, a weighted blanket can be the salvation, according to head physician Kerstin Malmberg at the Child- and Youth Psychiatry in Stockholm, who has worked with children with sleeping problems for almost 30 years.


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Alcohol destroys your sleep

Many people use alcohol in order to sleep better, but it´s not a good method, and alcohol can often be a contributing cause for sleeping problems. Falling asleep will be faster, but alcohol disturbs all the other phases of sleeep...


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