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2010-04-22 09:13:00

PITTSBURGH, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Sleep affects how you feel, your relationships, your productivity and your quality of life. Whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too soon; with a few changes in your habits and your sleep environment, you can look forward to a more sound sleep and a refreshed morning. 1. Always maintain a regular sleep schedule, including on the weekends. Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day even if you haven't slept well....

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2007-01-25 00:00:00

WASHINGTON -- Yawning away your workday? So are many Americans -- an estimated 47 million of us are sleep-deprived, and insomnia is the most common sleep complaint reported by women and men across all stages of adulthood, according to the National Institutes of Health. Insomnia can be acute -- a stressful event that impairs sleep for two weeks -- or chronic sleeplessness that persists for more than six weeks. Chronic insomnia can also suggest underlying medical problems, such as psychiatric...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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