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Health & Fitness | Sleep

What does science tell us about music and insomnia? | Sleep Research | Sleep Junkies

Research shows that music can be a non-addictive and cost-effective way to reduce the time it takes you to fall asleep and lessen sleep disturbances.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Stop & Smell The Roses: Visiting Nature Benefits Your Health - And The Planet's Too! - Study Finds

It can be difficult for city dwellers to find the time for nature, but a new study finds making some room for greenery will do a world of good for not only your own well-being, but the planet as well.

Psychology | Personality

Gene variants provide insight into brain, body incongruence in transgender -- ScienceDaily

Some of the first biological evidence of the incongruence transgender individuals experience, because their brain indicates they are one sex and their body another, may have been found in estrogen receptor pathways in the brain of 30 transgender individua

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Exposure to air pollution increases violent crime rates -- ScienceDaily

Breathing dirty air can make you sick. But according to new research, it can also make you more aggressive. That's the conclusion from a set of studies recently authored by Colorado State University researchers. The team found strong links between short-t

Advice & Self-Help | Dr Dyan Blog

Meditation? Mindfulness? Self-Hypnosis? Confused!? | Dr. Dyan

Learn the differences between meditation, mindfulness, and self-hypnosis so you can figure out which is best for you to calm mind, body, and spirit

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Self-Medication: Study Finds Deep Sleep 'Rewires' The Brain To Eliminate Anxiety

Falling into a deep sleep soothes the brain into a relaxed state, allowing it to reset inter-neural connections and reinvigorate itself, a new study finds.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Children Involved In Organized Sports Less Likely To Have Emotional Difficulties - Study Finds

Children who play organized sports starting at a young age are less likely to deal with emotional issues or difficulties by the age of 12.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Stress, Inflammation and Microbes: A Moody Trinity | Psychology Today

Psychological stress affects your immune system and can make you moody and depressed. Fortunately, there are tricks to boost your resilience and make you feel better.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How to Rewire Your Neural Pathways

Tara Swart, M.D., shares how we can develop metacognition and change our brain's neural pathways in order to achieve your goals.

News | Animal Links

Strep Throat Could be Linked to Eating Disorders

Common infections such as strep throat might have a mysterious link to anorexia and bulimia.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

3 Easy Steps to Overcome Trouble Sleeping and Other Symptoms

Trouble sleeping? Tired of being tired? Here are 3 steps to help you listen to your symptoms to calm your mind and heal your body so that you can sleep

Health & Fitness | Sleep

When Sleep Improves so Does Anxiety, Depression, and Paranoia

Study finds therapy designed to treat insomnia also reduced paranoia and hallucinations, and improved depression and anxiety in patients

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The Immune System Plays an Important Part in Memory and the Brain

Study adds fuel to growing evidence that the immune system does more than fight disease. Paul Biegler reports.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How to Be Optimistic: It'll Help You Live Longer

Pessimists may suspect this finding, but researchers who tracked the health outcomes of thousands of adults across many years found optimists were much more likely to reach 85. Optimism is teachable.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Food, Stress, and Epigenetics

A brief look at the emerging science of epigenetics, understanding how diet and stress can turn on or off disease genes

News | Animal Links

Owning a Dog (or a Pet!) Improves Heart Health

Researchers say that pet owners in general seem to be in better cardiovascular health, but dog owners were a cut above the rest.

Health & Fitness | Health

Tennessee Medicaid Has Mental Health Providers Coordinate Patients' Medical Care : Shots - Health News : NPR

Tennessee's innovative Medicaid program is offering bonuses to mental health providers who help make sure their Medicaid patients get preventive help and treatment for physical ailments too.

Psychology | Personality

When we are Angry Or Afraid we can be Less in Control of Our Actions

By Matthew Warren. First study of its kind raises questions about the accountability of people going through extreme emotions.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Third Of Adults Still Sleep With 'Comfort Object' From Childhood, Survey Shows

Getting a good night's sleep is a just as much as challenge as it is a priority for many of us, which is why people often turn to various nighttime "rituals" before and after hitting the sack.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Even 40 minutes per day of exercise significantly slows cellular aging

A new study finds that running for 40 minutes a day five times a week may have a "fountain of youth" effect on people, slowing the aging process of cells.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Researchers Identify Sleep As A Key Reason Why Personality Traits Predict Longevity – Research Digest

By Christian Jarrett. People with certain personality characteristics are more likely to sleep too little, or too much, or to experience greater sleepiness during the day, and in turn this raises their risk of dying.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Quarter Of Americans Battling Neck, Back Pain For At Least 5 Years - Study Finds

Orthopedists and chiropractors may be busier than ever before. One in four Americans reports suffering from neck or back pain for at least five years now, while nearly one in six (16%) have been dealing with such aches for more than a decade. 

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Biology, Buddhism and our Interconnected "Selves"

Biology and Buddhism have converged in many ways, not least when it comes to the science of ecology.

Psychology | Personality

Living With High-Functioning and Hidden Anxiety | The Mighty

The Mighty's mental health editor Sarah Schuster writes what it feels like to have "high-functioning" anxiety, the kind you keep hidden as you go through the busyness of life.

Psychology | Personality

How to Get Out of Your Own Head

For times when our thoughts are playing on repeat, and we want to reconnect to the rest of the world, there are a few helpful tricks to get out of the daydream/rumination loop.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Science Behind Gratitude - How to Practice Gratitude

The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who take time to reflect upon the things they're thankful for are happier, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Here's how you can make g

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A Lack of Sleep Affects Not Just Your Health, But Your Attitude and Mood

Insufficient sleep clouds your perspective and challenges your ability to regulate your emotions. Here's what to do about it.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

the optimum exercise intensity, type and duration for boosting mood

By Christian Jarrett. Perhaps the most important lesson from this review is that we need more research into how different types and intensities of exercise affect our mood.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Neuroscience of Singing

Singing has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and strengthen human connection. Science can now tell us why.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

This is how psychotherapy for depression changes the brain – Research Digest

By Alex Fradera. Understanding the neural correlates of psychotherapy could help enhance its effectiveness.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Doctors in Shetland can now prescribe a walk in nature

Since October 5, doctors in Shetland, Scotland have been authorized to prescribe nature to their patients. It's thought to be the first program of its kind in the U.K., and seeks to reduce blood pressure, anxiety, and increase happiness for those with

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

How Tuning Into Your Body Can Make You More Resilient - Mindful

By balancing our physiology and nervous systems, body-based practices can help us through hard times.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Somatic Mindfulness: What Is My Body Telling Me? (And Should I Listen?)

Somatic mindfulness—the ability to step back from what your nervous system is telling you—can be an especially helpful skill for managing trauma's effects.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A new blood test may detect sleep deprivation

Sleeplessness can lead to a number of negative outcomes, from lost work to car crashes, but a new blood test may now be able to measure sleep deprivation.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Bacon Lovers Beware! Cured Meats May Triple Likelihood Of Manic Behavior - Study Finds

Hold the bacon! If you are a fan of beef jerky, salami, hot dogs and other cured meats, you may be putting yourself at risk for manic episodes, according to a new study.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Study: Sleeping Longer Can Lead To A Healthier Diet - Study Finds

In case you needed a reason to stay in bed more, a new study finds that sleeping longer may lead you to being a better eater.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A Lack of Sleep Triggers Viral Loneliness | Thrive Global

A recent study found a direct link between poor sleep and social isolation. Here's what the researchers want you to know about their findings.

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Why Do I Wake Up Feeling Like I Never Slept?

A new study helps explain why so many insomniacs feel like they never fell asleep: It’s possible to remain consciously aware while your brain (or parts of it, anyway) is in a sleep pattern.

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology & Relationships

How to Cope When Debt Wrecks Your Mental Health

Here’s expert advice on handling the psychological and emotional toll of money, especially when you’re in debt.

Health & Fitness | Mind & Body

This Is What Happens When You Treat Mental Illness As Though It Were Physical Illness - Ideapod blog

Did you know that mental illness affects one in four people today? Despite this terrifying reality, it seems that people take physical diseases much more…

Health & Fitness | Health News

What Everyone Should Know About Inflammation: A Cardiologist Explains

Regular readers of MindBodyGreen are aware that a process in our bodies called inflammation is involved in many aspects of human health and disease. For example, you may have read that a breakfast of

News | Interesting Links

Walk This Way: Acting Happy Can Make It So

Research shows people can improve their mood with small changes in behavior, from putting a bounce in your step to talking to strangers.