10 things that are preventing you from sleeping

Are you having trouble falling, and staying, asleep? These 10 reasons could be why

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You’re not getting enough exercise

Exercise improves sleep as effectively as benzodiazepines in some studies,” reports Dr. Kalyanakrishnan Ramakrishnan, an associate professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. On average it reduces the time it takes to get to sleep by 12 minutes, and it increases total sleep time by 42 minutes.

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Sourdough Bread

Instead of commercial yeast, delicious sourdough bread is made with a ‘starter,’ which uses the yeasts that occur naturally in the atmosphere and on flour. Despite the time needed to ‘grow’ the starter, sourdough is not a difficult bread to make.

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Pissaladière

The Provençal relative of Italian pizza, Pissaladière has a thick bread base, enriched with olive oil, topped with a tomato and onion mixture, then finished with a lattice of anchovies and olives. Serve warm or cool for a snack high on flavor, but low in calories.

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Apple Puff Pancake

This amazing apple puff pancake can be ready for the oven in no time, and it only takes 20 minutes to bake. It makes a great dessert or brunch.