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iVillage: 15 Bad Habits That Are Actually Good For Your Health

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Staying Late at Parties

Hanging around at fun gatherings to yak with great friends can actually cut your risk of insomnia in half, according to a Japanese research team. “Anxiety is a prime cause of poor sleep -- and people who carve out a little time each month to laugh and socialize with great friends are far less likely to be overflowing with it!” explains Bruce S. Rabin, M.D., professor of pathology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Plus, there’s no need to rush home when Stanford University researchers found that the Z’s you get between 2:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. are actually the most restorative. Doesn’t look like the occasional late night will sabotage your health after all!

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