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Sleep, mood and savings are benefits in taking on a dry January, say experts

Better sleep, an elevated mood and more money in your pocket are just some benefits of starting the new year alcohol-free, according to a dry January advocate. Dry Challenge author Hilary Sheinbaum says the concept isn’t always so easy in practice but year over year, it could reduce habits for …

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Move over, stop stealing the blankets! Experts say sleeping solo can help couples – Winnipeg

If you’ve ever been woken up by a snoring, tossing, turning, blanket-stealing partner, you’re not alone, and experts say it’s leading some couples to choose separate beds for the sake of a good night’s sleep. According to a study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, about one-third of couples …

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Senior, 93, forced to sleep in hospital hallway leaves her Edmonton family outraged

It’s been a distressing few days for Carmen Renderos and her family in Edmonton. Last week, her 93-year-old mother, Virginia Chacon, was admitted to the University of Alberta Hospital after a bad fall. “We called the ambulance and we thought she had a fracture or something,” Renderos said. At first, …

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It’s going to be a warm week in Calgary. Here’s how you can still get some sleep

With hot weather in the forecast this week, many people are spending their nights tossing, turning and sweating.  That’s because a person’s body temperature naturally drops while they sleep, said Dr. Paul Teman. “If it’s hot, it kind of goes against that normal pattern,” said Teman, a sleep specialist with Medsleep …

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Winnipeg-bound passengers given mats, left to sleep on floor at Toronto Pearson airport

After several flight delays, passengers flying out of Toronto’s Pearson airport were given mats and left to sleep on the floor when their flights to Winnipeg were eventually cancelled — and many said the airline didn’t offer proper accommodations at all. Fatima Sherefa, 17, was flying back from a trip to Ann Arbor, Mich. She was told …

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Childhood sleep apnea linked to high blood pressure in teens

Childhood sleep apnea linked to high blood pressure in teens

Children with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure in their teens, a new study has found. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes people to briefly stop breathing during sleep. It typically happens …

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