Insufficient or inconsistent sleep can be a major problem for many people, with ramifications that stretch beyond simply waking up groggy in the morning. If you're not getting enough rest, you're likely to experience increased stress, decreased focus and a lack of energy throughout the day, among other things.

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 Did you ever wonder which cities around the world got the most sleep? How about the least sleep? Data from users of the fitness tracking, sleep monitoring device UP from Jawbone has recently been released, and the results will take you on a fascinating journey into the world's sleep habits.

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  What we're going to do is go beyond the well-known ground covered by sleep and its benefits -- beyond feeling refreshed, energized, and happy. Beyond boosting cognition and reducing stress, depression, and the risk of heart disease. Deeper than all of this is how your cells -- fat cells to be exact -- are altered by sleep.

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  It's a sleeping disorder that reportedly affects 15 percent of Americans, or about one in seven. And yet, while you or someone you know has probably experienced it, up until recently sleep drunkenness has not gained much recognition in the medical world. New research is shedding light on this affliction.

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 Continuing with the series on the incredible diversity of physiological benefits from eating whole plant foods, let’s take a look at a surprising fruit that helps improve sleep quality: Kiwi fruit!

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