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No more counting sheep: Proven behaviors to help you sleep

By: Suzanne Bertisch, MD, MPH, Contributor As humans, we spend about one-third of our lives asleep. Though science has taught us about the human brainís exquisite control of our daily sleep and wake patterns, tens of millions of Americans still donít get the sleep they need. Nearly 20% of American adults report using a sleep medication to help them sleep, despite known side effects and information about how well they really work. Some people…

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