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Smart speaker system uses white noise to monitor infants’ breathing

UW researchers have developed a new smart speaker skill that lets a device use white noise to both soothe sleeping babies and monitor their breathing and movement. Credit: Dennis Wise/University of Washington Gone are the days when people use smart speakers—like Amazon Echo or Google Home—only as kitchen timers or dinner party music players. These…

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How To Manage Your Sleep and Health During Menopause

Source: deposit photos If you’re a woman in her 40s or 50s, you’ve probably given some thought to how perimenopause and menopause might affect your health. It’s a topic that comes up in conversation with my patients quite a bit. Sleep affects every part of your life, and has an incredibly broad influence over your…

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Our Skulls Are Shrinking — How Worried Should We Be?

A motley crew of scientists argue that our ever-shrinking skulls are wreaking havoc on our well-beingLindsey Hanes burst into tears at the wheel of her black Dodge Caravan. Ugly crying. Heaving sobs. Through raindrops on her car window, she glanced back at the medical building she’d just exited. That therapist had been her last hope…

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Why Am I So Tired All the Time Even When I Get Enough Sleep?

Photo: ShutterstockWhen you ask someone how they’re doing, if they don’t throw out the usual “I’m fine,” they’ll probably mention that they’re tired, or even exhausted. So what’s going on? Are we all actually that tired all the time? Have we just stopped sleeping? Though it’s different for every person, if you find that you…

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Lack of sleep may be ruining your sex life – CNN Philippines

(CNN) — Being sleep-deprived in today’s busy world is almost taken for granted. In fact, in some circles, it’s cause for bragging rights. Yet science has linked poor slumber with high blood pressure, a weakened immune system, weight gain, mood swings, paranoia, depression and a higher risk of diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease, dementia and some cancers.…

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3 Things to Avoid For Optimal Performance As a Developer

As a programmer, you are highly dependent on your brain to function properly as the main tool you use to advance your career and provide for your financial stability. Any changes to your lifestyle immediately affect your health and, by extension, your overall cognitive abilities. In fact, the habits you maintain daily may reduce productivity by…