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Cocoa and chocolate are not just treats – they are good for your cognition: Cocoa can be seen as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline (help you to SLEEP WELL)

Although randomized controlled trials investigating the acute effect of cocoa flavanols are sparse, most of them point towards a beneficial effect on cognitive performance. Participants showed, among others, enhancements in working memory performance and improved visual information processing after having had cocoa flavanols. And for women, eating cocoa after a night of total sleep deprivation actually counteracted the cognitive impairment (i.e. less accuracy in performing tasks) that such a night brings about. Promising results for people that suffer from chronic sleep deprivation or work shifts.

Source: Cocoa and chocolate are not just treats — they are good for your cognition: Cocoa can be seen as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline.

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Sleep Vacations: 12 Places to Catch Some Zzzs

We’ve scoured the earth in search of the places that are so quiet, so somnific, so designed to induce exquisite sleep that you actually come back rested. As a nation, we are sleep-starved. One in three adults in America do not get the minimum recommended amount of sleep each night. The scarcity of Zzzs is such a nightmare that the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention labeled it a public health epidemic. So, instead of running yourself ragged on your next vacation, consider taking a “sleep vacation” instead.

Source: Sleep Vacations: 12 Places to Catch Some Zzzs

8 Sleep Habits That Raise Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

How well you sleep could decrease—or raise—your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Are your bedtime behaviors putting you at risk?

Source: 8 Sleep Habits That Raise Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

You should eat these foods if you want higher-quality sleep

 Lack of sleep leaves us tired, which can lead to the double impact of making us more likely to make poor eating choices and eat foods that keep us awake.

Source: This nutritionist says you should eat these foods if you want higher-quality sleep

Mega study confirms pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side

A New Zealand-led international study published today provides the strongest evidence yet that women can more than halve their risk of stillbirth by going to … Read More …

9 Habits of People Who Sleep Well

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