Getting plenty of sleep is one of the most basic steps people can take when it comes to being healthy. “This keeps your head, neck, and back aligned,” says sleep consultant Alanna McGinn, founder of Good Night Sleep Site. “Sleeping on your back will not only eliminate the morning puffiness, but you’ll also avoid those sleep lines from your pillow, which can take longer to fade as you age” McGinn says.
Rest assured you’re not alone: the vast majority of Canadians are sleep-deprived. Nearly 70 per cent of us feel we’re short on sleep, according to a recent national poll conducted on the Angus Reid forum. It found that 45 per cent of Canadians have used sleeping aids to get some Zzzs, including sleeping masks, specialized blankets or pillows, prescription drugs or over the counter medication.
It’s well-known that sleep loss can make us cranky and bleary-eyed. New research shows that it may turn may turn us into culinary hedonists, too.
Most patients with melanoma, it turns out, had few moles and no atypical ones at all. Published in the JAMA Dermatology online journal, the study looked at 566 patients with melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer. In patients younger than 60, having more than 50 total moles was associated with reduced risk of thick melanoma, a key prognostic indicator for the disease.