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6 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

6 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

04/30/2015 | Sleep Disorders

Approximately one-third of the population struggles to get a good night’s sleep and suffers from sleep deprivation. Because sleep is vital to physical and emotional health, over time sleep deprivation can lead to serious health concerns. Sleep “hygiene,” a variety of necessary practices for quality nighttime sleep and daytime alertness, plays a large part in an individual’s sleep. For example, poor sleep hygiene such as staying up too late, watching TV in bed or looking at…

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5 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

04/06/2015 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Are you tossing and turning because of an approaching deadline, too much caffeine or even because of something you ate? At one time or another, we’ve all had trouble sleeping, which leaves you frustrated and drained of energy. It may seem difficult at first, but getting a better night’s sleep is something you have to commit to. We have tips to help you form healthy bedtime habits and get the rest you need- none of which involve counting sheep. “Good sleep is essential to an individual's overall…

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New sleep guidelines: how much is enough for kids?

02/05/2015 | Treatments & ServicesSleep Disorders

Do you need a full nine hours of sleep each night? Or perhaps you’re the type who can get by on just six. Sleep needs vary from person to person – and our children are no different. This individual variability is what inspired the National Sleep Foundation to issue new recommendations for appropriate amounts of shut-eye. “The foundation is recognizing more individual variability in sleep needs – that some people require more or less sleep than others,” explains Dr. Sarah…

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The Importance of Sleep

10/03/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Do you dread nighttime because you have a hard time falling asleep? If so, you’re not alone. An estimated 50-70 million Americans have some sort of sleep disorder. Getting enough sleep is important for optimal physical and emotional health. Less Sleep Equals More Problems Over time, inadequate sleep may cause physical, mental and emotional problems, including: Depression Diabetes Difficulty concentrating Heart disease Impaired logic or reasoning Irritability Memory loss Obesity Psychiatric…

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Four Things to Avoid if You Have Trouble Sleeping

10/02/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Sleep is essential to your health, lowering your risk for many conditions including heart disease and diabetes. When you don’t get good sleep, your health and mood are affected, leaving you feeling less than your best. You can improve the quality of your sleep and rest easier by avoiding habits that keep you up at night, including: Drinking alcohol and/or caffeine before bed. Though alcohol may help you fall asleep, it keeps you from getting deep, restful sleep and may cause you to wake…

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5 Tips for a Better Night’s Rest

08/19/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

If you find yourself tossing and turning at night or yawning all day at work, you may not be practicing good sleep hygiene. Sleep problems can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Protect your health and rest easier each night by following these tips for a better night of sleep: Create an environment to promote sleep. You sleep better in a cool, dark and quiet room. Use a fan or white noise machine to help drown out other distracting noises. You can also try blackout…

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Is Napping Helpful or Harmful?

08/16/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

After a busy day at work or running weekend errands, a quick power nap may seem like just the thing you need to get through the day. By catching a few minutes of shuteye, you can relieve daytime sleepiness, reduce fatigue and face the day with greater energy. With so many benefits associated with napping, it may be hard to believe that there are also downsides to a midday rest. However, depending on your sleep patterns and routine, napping may be more harmful than helpful to your overall health.…

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Four Surprising Ways Sleep Affects Your Health

08/08/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

The difference between a good night’s rest and a night where you toss and turn constantly can mean a higher level of productivity at work, less stress and a clearer head to aid learning and memory. Despite the clear importance of a full night’s sleep, it can be difficult to get the rest you need. You may go through your routine running on four or five hours of moderate sleep every night, but what you don’t know is how a lack of sleep can affect your health. To help you understand…

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Your Food Guide to Creating Healthy Sleep Habits

08/02/2014 | WellnessSleep Disorders

Getting a good night sleep is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sleep is important for allowing your nervous system to function properly. This is why when you don’t get enough sleep at night, you feel drowsy and have a hard time concentrating the next day. Sleep allows you to relax from your day and rejuvenate yourself for the start of the next. And as an added bonus getting a good night’s rest will help motivate you to make other healthy choices throughout the rest of your…

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Will You be Affected by the Upcoming Time Change?

10/31/2012 | WellnessSleep Disorders


Fall Back to Sleep Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. and just as the old adage says, we will “fall back” one hour. For some, having an extra hour to sleep is good news. For others, even a single hour change can upset natural sleeping rhythms. Every one of us has a natural, 24-hour cycle called a circadian rhythm which is affected by external cues, such as daylight. When we move our household clocks as Daylight Savings Time ends, it can disrupt our internal clock…

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