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…Read More about this post
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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…Read More about this post
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…Read More about this post
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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.
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.
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.