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How to Determine the Health of Your Sleep

The daily pursuit of a happier, more satisfying life depends on your wellbeing, and multiple factors help to determine wellbeing, particularly your nutrition, stress relief, exercise and sleep. Some things are easy to keep up with if you’re paying attention such as how many calories you consume, how relaxed you feel, how often you socialize…

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Managing Sleep and Stress for Back to School Success

With summer vacation drawing to a close, it’s time to move the family toward a more regimented schedule. Replacing the looser itinerary that may have developed over months of family vacations, sleepovers and compromised bedtimes with a more structured and regular daily agenda can be difficult. With the CDC estimating that at least 60% of…

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4 Principles for Healthy Driving

Have you been spending a lot of time on the road this summer? Remember that making healthy choices can make covering long distances easier and more enjoyable. If you aren’t careful, eating the kind of food you find within a mile of the interstate and spending an extended time in a seated position can be…

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Tips for a Safe and Relaxing Summer Vacation

Now that class is out of session for the year, it’s time to start nailing down travel plans and adjusting to a daily routine that doesn’t include school. This time of year offers opportunities for families to spend time together, take in the sights and establish a new routine. It also brings new challenges related…

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Do Sleep Aids and Boosters Actually Improve Sleep?

According to the Institute of Medicine, 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep or wakefulness disorder. Inadequate sleep can stem from a variety of causes. It may be due to underlying issues, such as stress, depression, chronic pain or anxiety. It may be due to our modern environment of round-the-clock work schedules…

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The Effects of Poor Sleep on Business Executives

While a great deal of media attention has been paid to the importance of sleep for professional athletes, musicians and politicians, the role of sleep in ensuring the performance of business executives has been largely underreported until recently. Today, however, many companies are focusing on executive health and well-being with the aims of maximizing performance and key…

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How Sleep Impacts Chronic Health Conditions

While it is recommended that adults get seven to nine hours of sleep each day, it is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep deprivation. A lack of sleep, especially on a regular basis, is associated with long-term health consequences, including persistent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. Click play…

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4 Aspects of Well-Being That Improve With Sleep

We’ve all heard that sleep is important, but what does that really mean? Turns out poor sleep affects every aspect of your health and well-being – slowing your mind, damaging your body and unsettling your emotions. If you’re missing out on healthy sleep, or only getting poor rest, many things will improve when you commit…

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Strategies for Shift Workers to Improve Sleep

Nearly 15 million Americans work full-time on evening shifts, night shifts, rotating shifts or other employer-arranged schedules. These irregular hours disrupt the body’s natural circadian rhythm, causing sleep deprivation that leaves shift workers the most prone to accidents in the workplace and on the road. In the following video, Dr. Jeffrey Durmer, Chief Medical Officer…

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How Sleep Impacts Your Weight and Overall Fitness

Obesity rates have nearly doubled since the 1960s and more than one-third of adults are now classified as obese. The overall health and fitness of our country is a real issue, but fortunately measures are being taken to help us live healthier lives. When considering how to improve fitness, many first think only of nutrition…

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