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Less Sleep Puts Women At Risk For Heart Disease

Whether you’ve been out on the town, studying late, or just watching too much telly, now is a good time to start getting the recommended eight hours of sleep. Cause if you don’t, you may be hurting your heart. A new study published in the journal Sleep found that women who reported sleeping less than eight hours had high levels of Interleukin-6, which triggers inflammation and ultimately heart disease. Even those women who sleep seven hours a night are at risk. And as if women didn’t already have it harder than men in a million other ways, add this one to the list because the study didn’t find consistent results with guys. So women, instead of watching another re-run of “Scrubs” or ordering additional drinks at the bar, maybe consider getting some extra shut-eye. [BBC News] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: David Duchovny Poster Removed From Johnston & Murphy Store

  • Shoe company Johnston & Murphy removed a poster featuring David Duchovny from its New York City store window. The company’s corporate office instructed the store to take it down (following Duchovny’s admission that he was checking himself into rehab for sex addiction). [NY Post]
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    The Daily Squeeze: Brody Jenner’s TV Show, Kim Kardashian’s Cupcakes, And Staying Up Late

  • It’s official. Brody Jenner is getting his own MTV series. On Bromance, regular guys will come to Hollywood in hopes of being chosen to be a part of Brody’s entourage. Contestants will be axed in “Hot Tub Elimination Ceremonies” and asked to leave the bachelor pad in a wet swimsuit. What will they think of next? [Reuters]
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    Happily Married Women Get Good Night’s Rest

    According to a University of Pittsburgh study, Caucasian women who have higher levels of marital happiness also have lesser risk of having multiple sleep complaints (i.e., trouble falling asleep, fewer early morning awakenings, and more restful sleep) than unhappily married women. “Divorced individuals tend to have more sleep problems than those who are married; however, among the married, we know very little about how differences in marital quality may be linked with sleep,” said Dr. Troxel. “The present results show that happily married women have fewer sleep problems than unhappily married women.” No word on how single people sleep. [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »

    Good Luck Getting Any Shut-Eye If Your Husband Suffers From Sleep Apnea

    Earlier, we discussed how the device that helps those suffering from sleep apnea is cumbersome and unattractive. However, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that men were more likely to wear the CPAP machine if their wives slept with them, rather than in a separate bed. Unfortunately, women don’t sleep as well when their gas-mask-wearing husband cuddles in bed with them. [Reuters Health] Keep reading »

    More Bed-Buying Tips

    If you’re in the market for a new bed and weren’t drawn to this one, you might want to consider buying a soft bed, rather than a firm one. For people with low back pain, sleeping on a hard mattress may actually make the pain worse, according to a new report published in Spine. Sleeping on a softer bed allows the body to stay in a neutral position, reducing stress on the spine. It can also increase your total sleep time. (Actually, I already knew this because Jamelle, a manager at Sleepy’s, told me this last month when I bought my new bed. He must have the inside scoop on all things bed-related.) Keep reading »

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