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Help Your Heart While You Sleep

Getting those recommended 7-9 hours of sleep each night might be difficult, but your heart will thank you for each night of good sleep it can get. Heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and increased risks for heart attack have been linked to poor sleep. WHAT DOES SLEEP HAVE TO DO WITH MY HEART? Short sleepers (less…

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Hit Reset On Your Sleep

A poor night’s sleep can hinder your day before it even begins. A well-rested mind and body is more prepared for the demands of work, school, and life in general while also helping you keep moodiness, fatigue, and physical health risks down. Here are four tips to hit reset on your sleep clock and start…

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Sleep Well During the Holidays

Don’t let the holiday season throw your sleep out of whack. Our bodies require sufficient time asleep to properly handle the demands of each day without serious consequences, especially during the busy and often hectic holiday season. HOLIDAY SEASON Staying healthy during the holiday season can be difficult, from the increase in family gatherings to…

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How Does Poor Sleep Affect Men Differently?

Losing sleep is not a luxury we can afford. Our bodies require sufficient time spent sleeping to properly handle the demands of each day without serious consequences. 7-9 hours of sleep for the average adult should be treated as the necessity it really is instead of a luxury we can’t afford. Unique to Men Did…

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Sleep’s Role In Women’s Health

Several studies have shown that sleep deprivation affects women differently than men, from greater risk of depression and mood disorders to elevated risks for heart disease – sleep impacts women differently based on a few factors such as age, gender-specific hormones, and how our brains process anxiety and stress. UNIQUE TO WOMEN While we all…

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Sleep’s Impact On Your Physical Health

METABOLISM & HORMONES Sleep deprivation impairs our ability to appropriately maintain well-balanced glucose levels, significantly increasing our risk for type 2 diabetes. A sleep-deprived metabolism throws hunger hormones off, leading us to overeat or indulge our sweet tooth too frequently, leading to weight gain and a higher risk for obesity. Sleep deprivation in children has…

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Sleep Better for Back to School Success

Back to school season means it’s time to move the family toward a more regimented schedule. Replace the relative free-for-all bedtimes with a more structured schedule and routine to optimize sleep time and boost school and work performance, energy, and happiness. CONSUMPTION HABITS Reduce technology use for 30-60 minutes before bed time, including phones, tablets,…

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Insomnia: What is it? Why does it happen? How to fix it

A 2018 study by the University of Pennsylvania found 25% of US adults develop insomnia each year1. Poor sleep hygiene, or sleep habits, tend to be the reason for most cases of insomnia. WHAT According to the CDC, insomnia is “an inability to initiate or maintain sleep”2. Insomnia is not the same for each person.…

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7-9 Hours of Sleep Reduces Human Errors & Safety Incidents

Sleepiness can make you less effective at work. Sleep deprivation is also linked to increases in preventable human errors, safety incidents, and workplace arguments. FATIGUE We all have felt physical or mental fatigue, from jet lag to a hard day of work, but many fail to understand the constant fatigue our minds and bodies suffer…

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Sleep & Mental Health: Cause & Symptom?

Sleep and mental health are tied closely together. Poor sleep can cause or be a resulting symptom of mental health illness. Research has shown a direct link between chronic sleep deprivation and depression, anxiety and stress, and bipolar disorder. CAUSE Sleep disorders such as insomnia, narcolepsy, and sleep apnea, can lead to the development of…

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