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How to Eat for a Good Night’s Sleep

Start sleeping better tonight by giving a little extra thought to your food, drink, and supplement choices. Timing is important, too, because it’s not just what you eat and drink, but when you do it.
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Why Scientists Won’t Vouch for Valerian

Despite its powerful physiological effects, valerian is sold as a "natural dietary supplement," and regulated as a food, not as a drug. The National Institute of Health cautions that "long-term safety data is not available" for valerian, and there's evidence that valerian can be habit-forming.
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Why Sex is So Good… for Sleep

Sex relieves stress by boosting oxytocin (the love hormone) and lowering cortisol (the stress hormone). Orgasms also release a hormone called prolactin, which makes you feel relaxed and sleepy.
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The Misinformation Behind Melatonin

The hormone melatonin is an important tool for physicians, and it's been proven effective for treating advanced sleep phase syndrome (ASPS), shift-work sleep disorder, and jetlag—all of which relate to the body's circadian rhythm.
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