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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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Strategies for Shift Workers to Improve Sleep

Around 15 million Americans work evening, night and rotating shifts. The sleep deprivation associated with these schedules results in a nearly threefold increase in accident risk for shift workers. This illustrated video identifies the ways shift workers can better manage their sleep to reduce the risk of accidents.

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The Importance of Sleep for Treating Type 2 Diabetes

If you have type 2 diabetes, getting healthy sleep is actually something you can do to help treat your diabetes. Deep, restorative sleep resets blood glucose levels at night and allows insulin receptors to perform optimally during the daytime. In this video, Dr. Durmer demonstrates the role of sleep in addressing type 2 diabetes.

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How Poor Sleep Impacts Our Health

Just how vital is our sleep? In this video, Dr. Jeffrey Durmer explains the importance of healthy sleep and the negative impact of poor sleep on individual health, productivity, accident rates and moral judgment.