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More Sleep, Less Risk

Life moves pretty fast. Accidents, errors and other unanticipated circumstances can arise quickly and, if not handled correctly, can just as quickly ruin your day, or your year. There is, however, one simple thing that everyone can do to help them anticipate, identify and react to risky situations: sleep! The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation We’ve…

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Back to School Sleep Tips

For most children, summertime means enjoying a more flexible schedule, staying up later than normal, sleeping in and extended play. However, as we approach the new school year, letting your little ones stay up later than usual can come with a price. For many children, this means sleepy mornings and increased irritability for the first…

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This Summer, Limit Screen Time to Improve Healthy Sleep for Your Family

Temperatures are climbing and school is officially out. What does that mean for your family? For many families that means children will more than likely be spending more time on electronic devices; watching more TV, playing more video games and spending more hours on the computer. However, the effects of electronics don’t just impact children,…

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Breathe Easy This Spring

Ah, spring! We all know someone who spends this season fighting allergies and asthma. While there are plenty of ways to find daytime relief, we tend to neglect breathing problems that occur during sleep. In fact, allergies, asthma and smoking increase the likelihood of an entire group of conditions known as Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB).…

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Sleep Right, Eat Right, Feel Right

We tend not to think about sleeping and eating as being interconnected; except for maybe that post-Thanksgiving “food-coma” in November. It turns out that every interaction your mind and body have with food is impacted by how well rested you are. From your mood and motivation to eat, to coordinating brain chemicals that trigger hunger,…

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Take a Moment to Appreciate Sleep

March is a great time to ponder the importance of sleep. World Sleep Day occurs March 16th and Daylight Savings Time starts the morning of March 11th – giving us all an unwelcome added dose of sleep deprivation. It turns out that there is a well-known week-long spike in car and workplace accidents following our…

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Sleep Smart for a Healthy Heart

When people think of heart health, they probably picture someone jogging or eating a salad. While proper exercise and diet both do their parts, most people don’t realize just how important healthy sleep is to the cardiovascular system. Sleep and Hypertension Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular…

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Use Sleep to Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions

After dealing with the holiday stresses of traveling, gathering and wrapping up end-of-year work obligations, most of us make at least one New Year’s resolution. Despite our good intentions, the vast majority of these pledges are abandoned by February. Surprisingly, the best way to reach your goals may be to add another resolution to your…

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A Simple Way to Prevent Overeating During the Holidays

It’s an annual tradition. The holiday season invites us to gather with loved ones, and many times, eat big meals. This, in turn, tees up the conventional New Year’s fitness resolutions. While we’re all familiar with this yearly cycle, recent studies cited in the publication, SLEEP from the Sleep Research Society, demonstrate that a single,…

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How to Help A Family Member Suffering from Poor Sleep

While it’s easy to perceive the many effects that poor sleep has on our own waking lives, it can be more difficult to appreciate the impact that our poor sleep has on those around us.This is especially relevant for close family, who have no choice but to cope with effects of a loved one’s sleep problems on an ongoing basis.

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