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Can you blame technology for your lack of sleep?

I've already mentioned that technology can cause insomnia in children - I even singled out the iPad (and text messaging). Some really unfortunate insomniacs may even be allergic to electromagnetic energy. A recent study published by the National Sleep Foundation found that 43% of Americans between the ages of 13-64 [...]

Pear pulp, melatonin, magnesium and zinc – just what you need to cure your lack of sleep

Hot on the heels of our posts this week about magnesium as an insomnia treatment and melatonin being a questonable insomnia remedy, we have a new study to share with you. This one, hailing from Italy, found that taking a combination of melatonin, magnesium and zinc led to considerably improved [...]

More advice for insomniacs treating their lack of sleep with melatonin

I've already discussed whether melatonin is an effective insomnia cure. Now I have some more information to share with you. Let's start with the fact that melatonin is not a sleep initiator - it simply regulates your body clock. As I've said before, melatonin is not considered an effective insomnia treatment [...]

Is magnesium deficiency to blame for restless leg syndrome and your lack of sleep?

Insomnia, lack of sleep and restless leg syndrome often go hand in hand. It could be down to meningeal compression, prescription antidepressants or double jointedness. We recently dug up another potential cause to add to the mix: magnesium deficiency. According to a study published in the Romanian Journal of Neurology, the authors [...]

Relaxation brownies are probably best avoided

Lazy Cakes are marketed as relaxation brownies based on their inclusion of melatonin. The problem is, they contain about three times the average medical dose for an adult. This is particularly concerning when you consider the cartoon packaging that is likely to appeal to children (although there is a small [...]

Women who drink get less sleep than their male counterparts

We already know that insomnia is more prevalent in women than men; now a new study tells us that women who drink are more likely to suffer with sleeping problems than male drinkers. The study found that women who drank alcohol in quantities high enough to get drunk got around 20 minutes [...]